Fall Festival kicks off for 98th year


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – It’s the first day of the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival on West Franklin St.

For the 98th time, the Nut Club will fill the street with fried food to support non-profits.

All rides open at 2 p.m. Monday.

The Lighthouse Parade is set for 7 p.m. and Amateur Hour starts at 8 p.m.

Video transcription:

Kelly Austin: Hey there, I’m so excited to be a the 98th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. This is such an exciting time for the community. This place is getting busy quickly. The food vendors just opened up at noon. The rides are getting ready to open up at 2. Just look around: lines are forming for this delicious food. If you’re on a diet this week, this is not the time to start one or even be on one. Just have fun: it’s like a week-long holiday for this area. Everyone is in a great mood and the weather is absolutely perfect. I have a treat in my hand and I’m with Kenny and Melanie. Tell me what booth you are at and what you serve.

Kenny: Booth 87: the Gathering Church. We have BOGO Lemonade Shake-Ups.

Melanie: We have homemade pecan pies, zucchini fries, and funnel cake fries.

Kelly: All right, that sounds good. Booth 87: Lemonade Shake-Up, try it!

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(This story was originally published on October 7, 2019)

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