Sleepy Hollow truly a celebration featuring fall crafts, music, great weather


Downtown Vevay was filled with the colors of Fall this past Saturday when the Sleepy Hollow Celebration was held around the courthouse square.

It was a perfect fall day, and after some cooler temperatures in the morning, the afternoon saw plenty of sunshine – and plenty of visitors filling the sidewalks around the courthouse; down Main Cross Street; and over on Liberty Street.

A large number of arts and crafts vendors gave attenders all sorts of things to look at and purchase, from fall decor to homemade woodworking projects to jewelry and needlecraft. There was plenty of action around the Farmer’s Market area of the event; and people could take home pumpkins and Indian corn, as well as other home grown items from the garden.

The Vevay-Switzerland County Lions Club was busy at the corner of Main and Liberty, dishing up heaping bowls of their homemade bean soup along with their famous sausage sandwiches.

At the Visitors Center, the annual Pie Baking Contest was held, with entries in all three of this year’s categories that made it hard on the judges to select winners.

As always, the “Headless Horseman” kept moving about the event atop is steed, keeping an eye of all of the activities and events.

The music filling downtown came from the stage over on Liberty Street; with two great bands entertaining large audiences.

Both “Lagniappe” and “Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass” had everyone’s toes tapping; and all of the band members were happy to interact with the crowd throughout the day.

Overall, this year’s Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration was a big hit; and the Visitors Center is looking forward to even more participation and visitors next year.