Fireworks and more planned Oct. 5-7 at Atwood Area Fall Festival

September 25, 2012

For 30 years now, there has been “Something for Everyone” at the Atwood Area Fall Festival.

 

The 30th Annual Atwood Area Fall Festival is scheduled Oct. 5-7 at Atwood Lake Park and the event promises to be even more exciting in 2012. The festival is one of the area’s largest in a multi-county area and attracts visitors, vendors and other participants from throughout Ohio.

 

Besides the constant entertainment, dozens of craft and handiwork vendors and all of the homemade food from community organizations, the festival will turn into a real blast on the night of Oct. 6 (Saturday) with a giant fireworks show scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

 

“We are very fortunate and excited to be able to provide a fireworks show for the community during the festival,” said Jim Downing, chairman of the Atwood Area Fall Festival committee. “This is the community’s festival and it is a celebration of the fall season with events, food and fun for all members of the family.”

 

The festival grounds are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 (Sunday). Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free, and a three-day festival pass costs $10 per person. Visitors ages 55 and older are admitted for only $2 apiece on Oct. 5, which is Senior Day at the festival.

 

Complete information about the festival, including a free festival program, event listings and registration, vendor information and registrations, and much more, is available on the festival’s updated website at www.atwoodfallfest.org. Photos from previous shows and other information also are available on the website.

 

The campgrounds at Atwood Lake Park is open during the festival and camping is available. For details, contact the park office at (330) 343-6780 or at atwood@mwcd.org via e-mail.

 

The fireworks show planned on Oct. 6 (Saturday) is a first for the festival and is being handled by the Northeast Ohio Pyrotechnics Group. The festival organizers have partnered to produce the show with the pyrotechnics group, which is a volunteer organization dedicated to the safe display of entertaining fireworks shows.

 

Funding to pay for the fireworks show was provided through the Atwood Lake Park fund of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation Inc. (www.muskingumfoundation.org), which is a fund created through the partnership of the park and the festival organizing committee.

 

Other events planned include area high school band shows, the popular Stumpp Farms Petting Zoo with lots of domestic and wild animals, haunted hayride, pumpkin decorating contest, cornhole tournaments, musical and comedy entertainment and more. The Moccasin Trail Pow Wow will be held on the festival grounds during the three days of the event, along with the Spirit of America miniature train ride and the Skunk Haven Inc. live skunk display.

 

The festival’s annual car show hosted by the Classic Glass Corvette Club is scheduled on Oct. 7 (Sunday) with registration beginning at 8 a.m., and judging starting at 10 a.m.

 

The festival is held rain or shine and proceeds from the festival are used for improvements for the event, including on the festival grounds.

 

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