The business center of Barrington will buzz on Saturday, Oct. 13, like it hasn’t in many years.
The Barrington Business Association is throwing a fall party – otherwise known as the “Harvest Stroll” from 12 to 4 pm. It coincides with the annual pumpkin-carving and pumpkin-decorating event at Kids Kove playground behind Town Hall.
Almost two dozen local businesses are teaming up with eight food trucks and the Barrington Recreation Department to fill up town center with food, entertainment and family-friendly activities and events, including a horse-drawn hayride that will circulate around town from 1-3 pm.
Here’s a look at the food trucks:
- Little Billy’s of Barrington,
- Acacia Café of Little Compton,
- Sweet Shoppe of Barrington,
- Kettle Corn
- Like No Udder (vegan soft serve ice cream & treats),
- Providence Coffee Roasters of Riverside
- Plouf Plouf mobile bistro of Bristol
- Championship Melt, grilled cheese sandwiches
- Mobile Mug of Barrington
Here’s a look at the local businesses and their special events:
- Style Unleashed on Waseca Avenue is hosting the first Pet Adoption event and offering other pet care services and a $5 nail trim, with all proceeds benefitting shelters in the area.
- Daisy Dign’ins on Maple Avenue is offering face painting, cookies and cider.
- Hollies on the Avenue will have a Tarot card reader on the front porch.
- Center ACE Hardware on County Road will have a fire prevention demonstration by the Barrington Fire Department and a free closet organization seminar by Lisa Griffin of Barrington.
- Fitness Together in Prince’s Hill Plaza will offer a juicing demonstration, body fat reading, blood pressure scan, an exercise demontration and massages.
- The Sweet Shoppe on Waseca Avenue will give you a chance to decorate cookies and cupcakes.
- Vienna Bakery on Maple Avenue will have treats for kids.
- Barrington Books in the Barrington Shopping Plaza will host an “ivy and bean” party with games and activities for the kids.
- Grapes & Grains on Bosworth Street will serve non-alcoholic cider and treats and give 10 percent off everything in the store (not sale items or Reserve Room products) for shoppers 21 and older.
- Brickyard Wine & Spirits on Country Road will offer an adult cider tasting and face painting for kids.
- Barrington Pilates on Maple Avenue will hold an open house with refreshments and trick or treating for kid
- Avessa Salon on Maple Avenue is discounting all products by 20 percent.
- RE/MAX River’s Edge in Village Center will hold a football toss game in front of Town Hall with prizes and treats.
- Feminine Fancies in Village Center is discounting everything by 20 percent.
- Grasmere on Maple Avenue is giving 10 percent off storewide.
- Sweet Lorraines on Waseca Avenue will offer hot chocolate tasting.
- Arts Alive! will open its studio in the Barrington Shopping Plaza.
- Peacock and Parade will open its studio in the Barrington Shopping Plaza
- Ciao Bella Salon will make some “wacky hair creations” with colored spray paint for kids.
Everything is free.
And the weather forecast looks good, said Holly Smith of Hollies on the Avenue, a co-director of the business association along with Lois Coppolino of Daisy Dig'ins.
"Sunny and 55 degrees," she said. "It will be a fun day to get families downtown."