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The carnival rides that have been a feature of Lone Tree’s Fall Festival for as long as anyone can can remember are already sitting just north of Railroad Park waiting to be moved to Main Street. The Schedule of Events is finished and out for distribution. Tickets to ride are on sale.
Main Street will be closed at high noon on Thursday. So take note. Set up for the festival will begin soon after
This year’s first event, a horseshoe tournament, already took place on Sunday. The tournament went from 1:00 in the afternoon and ended around 7:30. Eighteen people participated. The winners were 1st Place Carmen Krueger and Cindy Tomas; 2nd Place Bryan Edwards and Josh T. Jaden; 3rd Place Melissa Omera and Randy Slaughter.
The festival itself will begin at 5 PM Friday with carnival rides and concessions by Next Generation Show,Inc. Friday’s entertainment will end with Dan”Defiance” Moyers providing music until midnight. Saturday will begin with the Fun Run. The parade, the highlight of the day, will begin at 11 AM. Music provided by Anthony Entertainment and fireworks by J&M Displays & Stumptown Shooters will end the day.
There’s an addition to the long list of activities this year. It’s a robotics demonstration by Highland Robotics. It will be on W Jayne Street immediately after the parade. The demonstration will include building robots out of Legos.
The first Fall Festival took place 45 years ago in May of 1972. It was supposed to be a once in a life time celebration of Lone Tree’s Centennial. But by all accounts it was such a grand event that those who had organized it and participated in that three day celebration decided to do it again. At first, these festivals in the fall actually did take place in the fall, in September, but were eventually moved back to August. The name, however, remained the same.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of members of Lone Tree’s Chamber of Commerce Lone Tree’s festival is, and has been, an annual event for nearly half a century and will likely continue for many more years.
Schedule for Festival
• Noon to 1 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament registration
• 1 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament Begins
• 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Carnival Rides & Concessions
by Next Generation Shows, Inc.
• 6 p.m. Kid’s Big Wheel Race registration (ages 7 & under)
• 6 p.m. Calamity the Clown
• 6:30 p.m. Kid’s Big Wheel Races
• 7:30 p.m. Bids for Baskets Auction
• 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Free Street Dance music by Dan “Defiance” Moyers
• 9 p.m. LT Dance Squad Performance
• 6:30-7:15 a.m. Lone Tree Fun Run check-in & registration (5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run)
• 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk begins
• 8 a.m. Kickball Tournament
• 8:30 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run begins
• 8 50 a.m.Lone Tree Fun Run awards ceremony/door prizes
• 9-10:30 a.m. Parade check-in & line
• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. KCII Big Red Radio broadcasting live
• 11 a.m. Parade
• 11:30 a.m. Garden Tractor Pull registration
• After parade-12:30 a.m. Carnival Rides & Concessions
• 10:15 p.m. Fireworks
• Many more activities thoughout the afternoon.