By Travis Mounts
Although there are seven weeks until the Haysville Fall Festival, now is the time to start getting ready for several events at the annual celebration.
Anyone wishing to have a craft, civic or commercial booth should get in touch with the Fall Festival committee as soon as possible. Space is limited to 60 craft vendors, 57 commercial vendors and 23 civic booths. Many of those return each year, so space is limited for new participants.
Space in the parade is limited, as well, and it always fills up. Registration the day of the parade is not permitted.
Because of utility work and upcoming road construction on east Grand Avenue, the parade will have a new route this year that stays west of the railroad tracks. The parade will start at Haysville Middle School West, then proceed east on Grand Avenue before turning north on Main Street. The parade will end just north of Sarah Lane.
Committee vice president Kenny Swart said the Fall Festival Committee is looking for people willing to help.
“Volunteers are what we need,” he said. There has been a loss of some volunteers over the past few years, and there have not been enough newcomers to take their places.
To get involved as a volunteer or learn more about setting up a booth or being in the parade, visit the official website at www.haysvillefallfestival.com and click the “Contact Us” link. It lists the contacts for various events, including the car show and the tractor pulls.
This 29th annual Haysville Fall Festival will take place Oct. 18-20 at Riggs Park. This year’s theme is “Party on the Prairie.
To be a volunteer for the Haysville Fall Festival, or to get more information on vendor booths and the parade, go to www.haysvillefallfestival.com and click “Contact Us.”