Get a head start on fall festivities at O’Fallon’s Fall Fest on Saturday, September 9. Featuring lively bluegrass music, shopping at arts and crafts booths and free activities for families, the event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in pretty Civic Park, 308 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, parking, entertainment and kids’ activities are free.

The Fall Fest’s exciting lineup of acoustic bluegrass bands starts with the Moore Family Bluegrass Band, followed by The Bibb Family, harmonica champion Eric Thompson, National “Open” Fiddle Champion George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass, Junior Fiddle Champion Deven Mahale, and Lit’l Miss Country, Ruby Pearson.

Kids can try their hand at a Home Depot make-and-take project and decorate a pumpkin, free. And for those interested in O’Fallon’s small town history, the Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum will be open for free tours.