Taste of Palmyra is again expected to fill downtown with food, contests entertainment and Halloween spooks this Monday evening.

The one-evening downtown street fair, from 5 to 9 p.m. and sponsored by the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce, has been a hugely popular event for the past 12 years, and the 13th edition looks to be the usual draw.

Michelle Merkel, the event committee’s chairman, said the booth spots are filled, as usual, with all the other popular contests, entertainment and other events, like trunk-or-treating, set to go as usual.

“This is a wonderful event for our community,” Merkel said. “It draws a lot of people from around the area, and our community comes together so well to put this on.”

This year’s event will also pay tribute to Palmyra’s bicentennial.

Celebrating the bicentennial of Palmyra’s 200th birthday will come to a close at Taste of Palmyra, featuring the auction of the bicentennial quilt and the raffle of the Henry Golden boy Model GH004 Palmyra bicentennial custom engraved .22 rifle limited edition.

Tickets can be purchased at HOMEBANK, HNB Bank, Exchange Bank or from Ed Dent, Danny Meyer, Teresa Smyser or Mayor Loren Graham.

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.