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EPD Stressing Safety as Fall Festival Begins


Tens of thousands expected on W. Franklin St.

The Evansville Police Department has some safety tips and guidelines for this year’s Fall Festival. WNIN’s John Gibson has more:

As tens of thousands of festival goers converge on W. Franklin St. this week, the EPD recommends you take photos of your children on your phone in case you become separated at the fest.

You’re urged to point out first responders and Nut Club members to your children so they can seek help, if needed.

The festival’s Lost and Found is at Franklin and 11th Avenue.

Police also say a number of items are prohibited at the festival, including animals and pets – with the exception of service animals. Other items that aren’t allowed include glass bottles, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, drones, fireworks, squirt guns, and Halloween masks.

The Fall Festival got underway in earnest Monday, with the Lighthouse Parade scheduled for 7:00 Monday evening.

Police urge drivers to be aware of possible slowed or stopped traffic on the West Lloyd Expressway, during the festival.