Friday night dancing, Saturday festivities at O’Fallon’s 28th Annual Fall Fest & Street Dance
O’Fallon’s popular fall festival is coming up on October 12-13, with free admission and parking both dates. On Friday, go dancing to the greatest hits in rock ‘n roll from 5 – 10 p.m. at O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance. Then, return for the Fall Fest in Civic Park on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for shopping at specialty booths, more great music, family-friendly entertainment and free kids’ activities.
A full menu of festival food and beverages will be available on both dates, including pulled-pork sandwiches and pulled-pork BBQ nachos, pork kabobs, chicken fried rice, beef lumpia, chimichangas, pie, funnel cakes, shaved ice and novelty ice cream, kettle corn, and local beer and wine.
Street Dance (October 12) - Friday night’s dance party on Civic Park Drive opens at 5 p.m. with Sunset Amusement performing covers from Adele to ZZ Top and country music hits. www.sunsetamusement.com
At 7 p.m., rock out the night as Contagious takes the stage, recreating a high-energy club atmosphere with lights, special effects, and great vocals on every song. Vendors will sell festival food and beverages.
Fall Fest (October 13) - Come to Civic Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and shop for indie craftwork, shabby chic-style furnishings, vintage clothing and collectibles, original art and photography, yard and garden art, fall and holiday decorations, jewelry, unique fashion accessories, and pumpkins and flowers. Festivities include live music, family-style entertainment, and free kids’ activities.
Saturday’s Fall Fest Entertainment and Activities Schedule
10 a.m., 1 p.m. – Aaron Burlbaw will play acoustic guitar music outside the O’Fallon Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum. www.Acoustikelement.com
10 a.m., 2 p.m. – The Home Depot Kids’ Workshop will provide build-and-take craft projects, free.
11 a.m. – Hillbilly Authority will perform country music, traditional country, new age country and southern rock on the Main Stage. www.hillbillyauthority.net
11:30 a.m., 1, 2 and 4 p.m. – Timmy the Tractor life-sized character will visit with kids at the Gazebo as author Angie Wyatt signs copies of Timmy the Tractor: His Hay Day. An activity for kids also will be available. www.timmythetractor.com/
1:30 – 2 p.m. – Casey the Entertainer will present a one-person variety show near the bandstand, and stroll the festival grounds during the event. Casey is a ventriloquist, puppeteer, mime, juggler and magician who also can ride a unicycle and a miniature bicycle. www.CaseyTheEntertainer.com
2:30 p.m. – The Ramblers will play acoustic bluegrass, country and Americana music (Main Stage). www.gigsalad.com/the_ramblers_st_louis
All day – The O’Fallon Historical Society will give free Log Cabin Museum tours (donations are welcome). http://ofallonmohistory.org/museum.html
Directions: At I-70 Exit 217 (Highways K and M), turn north on Main Street and drive about one-half mile. Look for signs to parking. Festival patrons may park, free, at:
- The O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366
- Woodlawn Avenue at Civic Park Drive (off-street parking)
Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/FallFest for updates. Or call 636-379-5614.