Fall Fest to be bigger and better than ever in new location
By Janelle Fisher
City Pages Editor
Although the weather may feel more like summer than fall, On Broadway, Inc., is embracing autumn and preparing to put on its annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7.
This year Fall Fest will take place in a new location, which means opportunities for new activities and experiences.
“Fall Fest is going to be bigger and better than ever this year,” said Brooke Hafs, director of resource development and marketing for On Broadway. “We have so many autumn-inspired activities for families to enjoy.”
That enjoyment starts with an opportunity to bring out the Halloween costumes early and collect some candy.
“We are encouraging folks to get some extra use out of those Halloween costumes and bring the kiddos Trunk-or-Treating through our car show,” Hafs said. “More than 100 vehicle owners will be handing out candy as well as vendors and sponsors.”
The car show was so popular at last year’s Fall Fest, Hafs said, that they brought it back even bigger for this year’s event.
“The car show was such a hit this year that we have expanded it,” she said. “Last year we had 50 cars and this year we expect well over 100 by partnering with GB After Hours.”
In addition to the car show, attendees of Fall Fest will also have the opportunity to check out some bigger vehicles.
“There will also be a Big Vehicle Experience for kids to interact with,” Hafs said. “We will have fire trucks, semis, police cars, tractors and more!”
In addition to the vehicles of various sizes, Hafs said there will be plenty more to do at Fall Fest.
“The Raglanders will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,” she said. “There will be a petting zoo, corn maze, a corn pit, carriage rides, magic shows, bounce houses, Scarecrow Bingo, a vintage market and food trucks.”
Helping to make these expanded offerings possible, Hafs said, is the decision to move Fall Fest to Leicht Park.
“The reason behind the move to Leicht Park is to expand and diversify the event even more than in previous years,” she said. “This way we can centralize activities in a safe environment tucked inside the park and activate the entire district with some unique elements like a bingo game and the vintage market. The carriage rides will also safely take you through the district to see all that it has to offer.”
Hafs said adults are also encouraged to come in costume and enjoy all Fall Fest has to offer.
“Dress up the kiddos in those costumes so they can enjoy even more Halloween fun. Get even more use out of the costume and adults can get in on the fun too,” she said. “We see a lot of adults dress up to come enjoy the car show. There really is something for everyone.”
More information about On Broadway’s Fall Fest can be found at downtowngreenbay.com.