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Fall Festival About to Launch


The West Side Nut club event starts with "Kids Day" on Sunday

The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival opens Sunday afternoon with Kids Day, before the event kicks off in earnest on Monday. WNIN’s John Gibson has a preview:

The weeklong festival along W. Franklin St. dates back to 1921.

In the century since, it’s become a major fundraiser for non-profits that set up more than 100 food booths -- offering a variety of food and drink for lunch and dinner.

The Fall Festival also features parades, carnival rides, a half-pot drawing, and live entertainment.

Monday’s events include the Lighthouse Parade at 7 p.m. and the first night of the Amateur Hour competition.

The city of Evansville is offering public transportation to and from the festival.

METS buses will provide a lunch shuttle between the CK Newsome Center and W. Franklin St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An Evening Express will operate between the METS terminal on 6th St. and W. Franklin Monday through Saturday.

The fare is 75-cents.