Parrish Fall Festival set for Oct. 26

By ELANE JONES, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/14/17

PARRISH – The annual Town of Parrish Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Parrish Community Center (the former …

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Parrish Fall Festival set for Oct. 26

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PARRISH – The annual Town of Parrish Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Parrish Community Center (the former Parrish High School building) and this year’s event will feature costume contests for all ages.

“We don’t want the costumes to be too scary, as our Fall Festival is, after all, for the kids,” Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said. “But we will even have a costume contest category for adults as well. In fact, we going to present medals to the best costume in six different age groups.”

Hall said the costume contest is just one of the many activities scheduled for this year’s festival.

“We have also added a Haunted Hay Ride for kids ages 7 and up, and there will be plenty of carnival-style games for the kids to play,” Hall said. “Last year’s festival was a huge success and we’re hoping this year’s will be even bigger.”

Hall said over 800 people participated in last year’s event, and the town has focused on getting more people, churches and business in the community involved in this year’s event.

“We’re also looking for individuals and businesses to come and participate in our Trunk or Treat,” Hall said. “We will also be handing out first, second and third place trophies for the best decorated vehicle that participates in our Trunk or Treat contest, as well.”

Hall said everything at the town’s annual fall festival is free of charge except for the tickets for the door prize drawings and the funnel cakes being sold by the Oakman High School Band as a fundraiser for the band. And while supplies last, participants will also get a free hot dog, chips and drink.

“While supplies last, festival goers will get a free hot dog, chips and a drink,” Hall said. “Our Festival Committee has done a wonderful job planning this year’s festival. But we’re still need volunteers to help not only with our Fall Festival, but our Community Thanksgiving Dinner and annual Christmas Parade, which will both be held in late November.”

For more information about either of the contests or to volunteer the festival or other upcoming events, call Hall at 205-544-0283 or the Parrish Town Hall at 205-686-9928.