Pick up a copy of the paper for Grasshopper Fest Clue#1

Next Friday, Oct. 26, the Grasshopper Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. in downtown Augusta.

Friday's events will run 5 to 8:30 p.m. and they include:

• Free admission

• Vendor booths

• Sloppy Joe (or hot dog) dinner and dessert, $5 per plate

• Extended hours and discounts at downtown businesses

• Games/inflatables/petting zoo

• RKO Blues Band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Live entertainment from local youth

• Weird and Unusual Sidewalk Tours by Adam Catlin, paranormal investigator

Saturday, Oct. 27

• Free admission

• Augusta Arts Council movie starts at 10 a.m.

• Trick or Treat Street immediately following the movie

• Chili Cook Off, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., judged by local celebrities. Don't miss the "People's Choice Award."

• Farmer's Market

The event is sponsored by Downtown Augusta, Inc. downtownaugustainc@gmail.com

Vendors should contact Candice at 316-680-4801.