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Follow your dreams to Carbondale’s fall festival

AUTUMN-ROAD-SCENE-01At Carbondale, they’re already dreaming of fall colors, cool days, street dances, and sidewalk pumpkins. And it’s because Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 will be the Carbondale Fall Celebration 2014, with the theme of “Follow your dreams!”

While it might be a little hard to dream while listening to roaring yard machines, a lawn mower demolition derby is the kickoff event Friday night at 7:30. Lawn mower drivers, spectators and everyone else are then invited downtown for a dee-jayed street dance.

After dreaming all night of the ELM biscuits and gravy breakfast, which begins at 7 a.m.; Carbondale will wake up Saturday for a brisk 5k run or walk, depending on how many calories might need be lost before the cake walk begins.

Carnival rides also begin at 8 a.m. running through 10 p.m., with kids’ carnival games starting at 10 a.m.

Carbondale’s favorite professional wrestlers start grappling from 10 a.m. to noon, and then climb in the ring again 3- 5 p.m.

Also at 10 a.m., strong men and women can show their muscles during the car bash; or if bashing cars is not your idea of fun, the basket raffle starts about the same time.

At noon the car and bike show gets under way until parade time. The parade is at 5:30 p.m. following a fire department demonstration that begins at 5 p.m.

As the sun sets, the evening gets dreamier with the band Delta Haze performing 7-11 p.m. An intermission around 9 p.m. will add fireworks to the fantasy fall evening in Carbondale.

Here’s the schedule at a glance for Sept. 12-13, so you can follow your dreams at the Carbondale Fall Festival.


  • 7:30 p.m. – Lawn mower derby
  • 8-11 p.m. – DJ/street dance


  • 7 a.m.-10 a.m. – Elm Biscuit and Gravy breakfast
  • 8 a.m. – 5k run/walk
  • Cake walk
  • 8 a.m.-10 p.m. – Carnival Rides
  • 10 a.m.-noon – Wrestlers
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Kids Carnival Games
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Car Bash
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Basket Raffle
  • Noon-5:30 p.m. – Car and Bike Show
  • 3-5 p.m. – Wrestlers
  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Fire department demonstration
  • 5:30 p.m. – Parade (Directly following fire department demonstration.)
  • 7-11 p.m. – Band: Delta Haze
  • 9 p.m. – Fireworks
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