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Chamber News: Fall Festival right around the corner

 

Last updated 8/23/2022 at 1:57pm | View PDF

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One of Fountain's most highly-anticipated annual events is coming soon. The Fountain Fall Festival is held Labor Day weekend, with events both Sunday and Monday.

The 52nd annual festival will feature a Sunday night dinner and dance at Fountain Fire Station 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

On Monday, things kick off at 7-9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Aragon Elementary School. The breakfast benefits Fountain-Fort Carson High School JROTC. Cost is $7 at the door, or $5 from the JROTC Department or a cadet.

The parade through downtown Fountain begins at 10 a.m. It will be led by Grand Marshal Bill Fenlon, longtime supervisor of the Fountain Recycling Center. (Read more about Bill and his dedication to the community in next week's issue!)

The route is the same as last year's, starting on North Main Street north of City Hall, then turning east on East Ohio Avenue toward Fountain Mesa Road.

Following the parade, all are invited to the festival at Metcalfe Park starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m..

This year's festival features the return of a Beer Garden sponsored by Peaks N Pines, as well as a kiddie corner, music, food vendors, a tractor pull, and other entertainment.

This year's festival theme is "Back in the Saddle," and Western wear is strongly encouraged. There will be a Doggy Western Costume Contest to see who has the best dressed pooch.

 

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