The 2nd Annual Falling For Utica Festival is taking place this Sunday, October 13th from noon to 4:00 at Handshake City Park in Bagg's Square.

The free event is sponsored by Made In Utica.

There will be food and music, along with a cider donut eating contest and a pumpkin carving demonstration. And there will be pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids.

“All of our events this summer have been well attended and successful, but everyone has been talking and asking about the return of our fall festival,”  said organizer Katie Reilly. “ Life seems to slow down in the fall, so this is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't made it out to Handshake.City this year to see what we have been up to.”

For the full festival schedule, visit www.handshake.city.

photo courtesy of Made In Utica