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The 52nd annual Fountain Fall Festival is this weekend

 

Last updated 9/2/2022 at 7:50am | View PDF

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 related article on Bill Fenlon in this issue: https://www.epcan.com/story/2022/08/31/news/grand-marshal-has-long-history-of-service-to-city-county-nation/12859.html )

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 Wine Garden sponsored by Vino Colorado Winery.

As usual there will be 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.

For more information, see ad p. 2 or visit fountainvalleychamber.com.

Shuttle to the festival

To help with traffic, Fountain Municipal Transit will offer FREE shuttle service in the downtown area to the festival. There will be 5 bus stops for people heading to the park. There will be 2 buses running before the parade (8:00am - 9:30am) and after parade (10:30am - 3:30pm). **REMINDER this is a shuttle service to the park and Fountain Municipal Transit is not running their daily bus route.

 

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