Fulton Fall Festival ‘The Lincoln Highway Centennial
The Fulton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for the Fulton Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5 in downtown Fulton and October 5 & 6 at Heritage Canyon. Most activities in downtown Fulton are from 10am to 4pm. Events at Heritage Canyon are 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Activities for the entire family will be held all day long in downtown Fulton and include inflatable rides, petting zoo, train rides, pumpkin painting, games, clowns/balloon artists, a straw bale maze by Second Reformed Church, make n’ take crafts, and more.
Food will be offered by several vendors and many downtown restaurants will be open. The Fulton Fire Department will be providing a cook-out and Friends for Charity will be selling BBQ pork sandwiches. The Rosebud Mission Team will be selling fresh Olie Bollen (Dutch donut) and the River Bend Athletic Boosters and Windmill Cultural Center will also be sponsoring bake sales. The Windmill Cultural Center will have a bake off on Friday and Saturday using fresh ground flour from the windmill. Details about the bake off can be found online, www.cityoffulton.us.
An arts and crafts show will be held on Saturday, October 6, in downtown Fulton and vendors still have time to sign-up with the Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The cost for a booth space is $35.
Schmaling Memorial Library will have a children’s story hour and craft at 10:30am. The Fulton Police Department will host a Public Safety Day including free children’s ID kits, vehicle displays, K9 demonstration, and more at the Robert Fulton Community Center from 11am to 1pm. A fall plant sale by the Rosebud Mission Team will also be at the community center from 8am to 11am.
Performances at the Main Stage Area include singer and musician Breanna Eissens at 11am, Jennifer’s Dance Studio at 11:30am, Mellennia Martial Arts at 12:30pm, and the Rope Warrior at 1:30pm. The Rope Warrior is a professional athlete and entertainer who executes stunts using a jump rope, and is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most “Rump Jumps” (jumping rope while reclining on his bottom) in one minute: 56. He performs nationwide at schools, public events, and private parties. Mr. G Juggler will be walking along the streets performing his juggling act from 1pm to 3pm. The Rope Warrior and Mr. G Juggler are partially funded by a grant from the Fulton Association for Community Enrichment.
To help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the Fulton Historical Society will provide a program on the highway’s history at 3:30pm at the Fulton Masonic Lodge.
A classic car cruise-in is scheduled from Noon to 4pm at the corner of 4th Street & 13th Avenue. The cost to participate is free.
Both Denny O’s and Johnnie’s Tap will be hosting beer gardens and bands. Denny O’s will host the band Three on the Tree from 6pm to 10pm. The Dirt Road Rockers will be performing at Johnnie’s Tap from 8pm to midnight.
On Saturday & Sunday join the Early American Crafters and experience life in a pioneer village. Watch demonstrations and meet artists, crafters, and villagers. Visit a Native American lodge and learn about their crafts, games and traditions. On Saturday have your family picture taken by the Rosebud Mission Team, listen to the String-A-Longs Dulcimer group, and stay for a dulcimer workshop at 2:00 PM. The cost is only $2.00 for adults and 1:00 for children. A free shuttle service will be provided on Saturday from 10am to 4pm with pick up at the windmill, 10th Avenue & 1st Street.
The Fall Festival Planning Committee wishes to thank the following sponsors: 1st Gateway Credit Union, ADM, Ashford University, Central Bank, Citizens First Bank, Community State Bank, DHCU Community Credit Union, Fulton Meat Market, IL State Representative Mike Smiddy, NelsonCorp Wealth Management, Sweetheart Bakery, Volunteer Millers, Wiersema Charter Service, and Wilson’s Floral & Gifts.
For complete details about the event, visit www.cityoffulton.us or call 815-589-4545.