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October Fall Fest

Where: Salzburg Square, 292 Route 101, Amherst
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Visit: salzburgsquare.com or call  732-0098




German flair
Salzburg Square hosts October Fall Fest

10/12/17
By Ethan Hogan



 Salzburg Square in Amherst is hosting an October Fall Fest with food, music and vendors filling the German-themed shopping center.

Event organizer Michael Spyridakis said the German-themed storefronts were the idea of the market’s founder.
“He picked up the concept from Disney and Epcot and brought it to Amherst, ” said Spyridakis.
The festival continues in that spirit of creating a German feel. With the backdrop of the German-style shops, the Mad Bavarian Band will be performing in German outfits, and Spyridakis said the band will bring an authentic German long horn that weighs over 100 pounds.
Not everything will be German, though; there will be vendors at the festival with products ranging from food and drinks to arts and crafts. 
Kerri Durkee will be at the event with her Better Than Before Home Furnishings. Durkee finds vintage items, like furniture and windows, and gives them a new life.
“I take old pieces of furniture or wood, anything that is broken down and vintage, and I will give it a new life,” said Durkee.
Durkee calls her process upcycling because she is not only recycling the products but she also upgrades them. She refinishes furniture, upholsters chairs and upcycles pieces of wood and metal. Her booth at The Salzburg Square Fall Festival will have furniture that she has upcycled herself, including vintage chairs, benches and windows.
“I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of other vendors up that way,” said Durkee.
Pomaire is a Chilean food truck that will be at the festival serving fried and baked empanadas, sandwiches and ensaladas. Local cider presser Rob Leahy will be serving fresh apple cider from his restored hand-operated cider press.
Spyridakis said Salzburg Square will be selling coffee, cookies and Leahy’s hand pressed cider to raise money for hurricane relief. Five percent of profits made by stores at Salzburg Square that day will also be donated. 
Spyridakis said the vendors and store owners are excited about the event because it will bring in new customers and will help raise money for a good cause.
“They were enthusiastic about putting together a fundraiser for charity,” said Spyridakis.





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