Two New Booths Added to Fall Festival Lineup

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If all the food at the Fall Festival wasn’t enough already, two new booths have squeezed their way in, getting a spot in the lineup this year.

Everyone’s got their favorite stops.

“There’s the steady things that people eat throughout the week, the Texas tenderloins, the pronto pups, all the things. The staples,” said 2017 Publicity Chairman Jeremy Melton.

But at the 96th Annual Fall Festival, you’ll be seeing two new booths that have been ready to serve their tasty treats for a while now.

“We’ve got a three to five year waiting list for new booths,” said Melton.

So, who’s new to the festival this year?

“The Evansville Rescue Mission and the West Side Sportsmen’s Club Educational Foundation.”

And both booths have already previewed a few of their specialties on social media.

ERM is ready for the public to enjoy their unique variations of mac and cheese which includes West Side, Jalapeno Popper and Cajun Chicken.

And then the West Side Sportsmen’s Club is ready to hand out pronto pups, lemon shakeups, polish sausage and philly cheese steaks.

“It’s neat to introduce new foods here,” said Melton.

Festival officials tell us they hope to expand in the future.

“We have some booths that come for a couple years we have other booths that have been here since the first Fall Festival in 1921.

For now they’re maxed out of space, but within six days and 136 food booths, you’re bound to find something new and something odd every time.

“I’ve heard of the smokin’ butt cake,” said Melton.

(This article was originally published September 27, 2017)

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