This weekend’s Marshall Main Street Second Saturday event will be chock full of family-friendly events that will include a best homemade pie contest, a gardening-themed children’s craft, a car show and live music.
Those who have wondered who makes the best homemade pie in town, Saturday is the day to find out as the event is highlighted by the annual best homemade pie contest.
Starting at 9 a.m. with pie registration, bring any flavor 9-inch or greater pie to the market (multiple entries are allowed). Judging begins at 10:15 a.m. An award ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. for first, second, and third place pies.
Pies will be tasted by judges only and are to be picked up following judging by the baker. There is no registration fee.
In addition to the pie contest, children will be able to put their gardening skills to the test with this month’s craft activity — “How Does Your Garden Grow?” from 9 to 11 a.m. at a cost of $1 per participant.
Children will get a terracotta pot to decorate, then fill with soil and pick out which seeds they want to plant. Seed selections will include rosemary and basil, along with three other flower varieties.
Each plant should see sprouts in about seven days, making this a fun activity to take home and watch how it grows each day.
Attendees looking for even more to do can browse Market on the Square, which coincides with Second Saturday, from 7 a.m. to noon. Market on the Square offers a variety of locally crafted goods and homegrown produce.
“We invite you to find your handful of happiness at Market on the Square,” Main Street Manager Rachel Skowronek said. “We’ve got the tastiest fruits and veggies, eggs and honey in addition to leather goods, fresh flowers, lotions and soaps, baked goods, beaded and wire jewelry, children’s books and so much more.”
A crowd favorite, the Rusty Lugnuts Car Show starts at 5 p.m., with streets closing to through traffic at 3 p.m.
There is no entry fee to register a vehicle. Door prizes are awarded throughout the car show, and registration is available the day of.
Attendees can close out the day with the Twilight Tunes concert series, which will feature a double act.
Lori Rice, an acoustic singer-songwriter, will kick off the evening at 7 p.m., with Nick Brumley and a full band set to take the stage around 8:30 p.m. to perform both originals and covers. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.
“We have done a lot of work to add some new life to our long-loved Second Saturdays in downtown Marshall,” Skowronek said. “We are working closer with the Rusty Lugnuts Car Club to run our concert series in conjunction with the car show.
“We have revamped our concert series, as well as moved the time of the concerts up, to encourage younger families to come out and spend the evening downtown with us.”
For more information, contact the Main Street Office at 903-702-7777.