Local family reunites at Fall Festival every year


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Fall Festival attracts people from across the Tri-State, but among the thousands of people who come to the festival are people from outside the region.

Some who’ve seen stories on the event elsewhere and others who come back home, making it a mini family reunion.

We caught up with one group – the Moehlenkap family; Mike and Bill Moehlenkamp, along with Charlotte Moss and Mary Brassard – are all originally from the Evansville area. But three of them moved to central Indiana, the Chicago area, and Georgia over the years.

They all get together each year at the festival to catch up with each other and catch up with old friends they run into.

“We had cousins that lived on the west side, so we always came down here. I remember being down here and being in the pet parade without a pet and getting all dressed up every year as a child.”

“I live in Chicago and there’s a lot of big festivals there, but there’s nothing that I’ve been to that’s like this. This is a lot more casual and laid back.”

The four also make it a goal of theirs to visit as many of the booths on West Franklin as they can.

They plan out which places to visit before they head down each year.

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(This story was originally published on October 8, 2019)

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