When we spoke last year with organizer Terry Neyland, she told us this is an event she carried with her from her days in Texas. “We started ‘BlocktoberFeast’ when (my husband) Jeff, (daughter) Isabel and I moved to Jackson from Dallas,” she told us. “My neighborhood there used to have a similar block party every October where neighbor kids’ bands played. There would be a bounce house and all the neighbors would just carry folding chairs out and roll their grills to the street. So, when we moved here, I asked Dan & Beth Autrey, Marc and Cookie Leffler and other neighbors to help me put the BlocktoberFeast together.”
Jedis: be prepared to defend yourself against a galaxy of pork. Broadmeadow Neighborhood Association will host BlocktoberFeast V – Attack of the Cochon, Saturday, October 20 on Montbrook Street in Broadmeadow from 3 p.m until dark. The annual event will feature pit roasted pulled pork, children’s activities, including crafts, a bounce house and face painting, and live music from Popawheelie, Eric Stracener, Bloodbird, Fondren Guitar All-Star Band, and Jim Maxwell and the Cold Shoulders.
We’re also thrilled to have the SnapHappy Photobooth, with commemorative photos for $2.00, and a reading of the children’s book “The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch,” by local author Amy Purser Carter.
Admission to BlocktoberFeast is free. Pulled pork plates will be available for purchase (cash only: $10/plate; $1/souvenir cup; free kids plates). Water and lemonade will be available for free. No beer will be sold at the event.