Summer weather, daylong fun predicted for Melvern’s fall festival

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Friendly horrors are waiting to scare the daylights out of you during a nighttime walk along Melvern’s Riverfront Trail.

A perfect fall day is forecast for the Melvern Fall Festival Saturday, with temps in the 80s after noon for the costume parade, cooling down to the mid to upper 60s for the evening’s hayrack ride and Riverfront Haunted Trail.

There’s plenty to do all day long, starting with biscuits and gravy at 7 a.m. at city hall served up by the True Grace Church for a free will donation. A craft fair and flea market will be at the Melvern Community Center most of the day, along with games and a basketball turkey shoot. And of course the fall festival is not complete without a long tour of Melvern’s boondocks in the moonlight, followed by a terrifying hike in the woods along the Marais des Cygnes River. See related story here.

Check the official Melvern Fall Festival schedule so you don’t miss your favorite brand of fall fun:

  • 7-9 a.m. – Biscuits and gravy at city hall, sponsored by True Grace Church, donation accepted.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Craft fair and flea market at Melvern Community Center.
  • 9 – 11 a.m. – $1 Games by MdCV Booster Club, across the street from MCC.
  • 11 a.m.-noon – basketball turkey shoot by Lyndon State Bank; at City Park; bring three nonperishable food items for the food bank.
  • 1 p.m. – Costume parade followed by a hayride; at community center; preschool through fifth-graders must be accompanied on hayride by parent or guardian.
  • 6:45 p.m. – First hayride trailer leaves community center with drop off at Riverfront Haunted Trail.
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Riverfront Haunted Trail at Riverfront Park (suggested donation $4) followed by hot dogs and chips and return hayride to community center.

Melvern reminder: Melvern Pride soup supper will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Melvern Community Center. Donations accepted.


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