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Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Ah, finally October. The weather starts to cool down, scarves, boots and flannels start to make their annual appearances, and the ever so famous Pumpkin Spice everything returns for the season. For the city of Evansville, however, October is especially known for the Fall Festival, the one-week event ...

GALLERY: Fall Festival

GALLERY: Fall Festival

Jalon Dowell, Bev Jones, Brittany Smith, Megan Thorne, Photographers

October 10, 2017

Festival goers screamed as the Scrambler went faster and faster. The Scrambler is one of the many rides that the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival offers to over 200.000 festival goers. This is the festival's 96th year providing the Tristate with 136 booths, amateur talent competitions and a parade.

Fall Festival worth sacrifice

Fall Festival worth sacrifice

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 26, 2017

  During Fall Fest, Nathan Popp skips all his classes. The junior economics major is the chairman for Phi Delta Theta’s Fall Festival booth and said, being the chairman, he is pretty much forced to miss school during that week. The West Side Nut Club will be hosting the 96th annu...

One last song

One last song

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 29, 2017

Sarah Rogers Trinity Gravens tucked a stray golden curl behind her ear, revealing her yellow plastic hoop earrings. Down the deserted halls of Mater Dei high school, the auditorium echoed with cheers and applause from family, friends and community members. The homeschooled junior sat against the ...

Parading the decades

Parading the decades

Nick Leighty

October 14, 2015

It was silent along Franklin Street Saturday as people huddled together to get the best view. Everyone waited patiently for the event to start. The intercom blared, signaling the start of the annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival parade. The Fall Festival parade on Saturday was a special one for t...

Rooftop Batcop

Rooftop Batcop

Megan Thorne

October 14, 2015

Beyond the lights of the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival a man dressed as Batman stood atop Gerst Haus on Franklin Street to observe  festival goers and protect them from harm. That man is S.W.A.T. Officer Taylor  from the Evansville Police Department (EPD) who has taken his security role to ne...

Deep fried photography

Deep fried photography

Megan Thorne

October 8, 2015

Greg Niemeier, a radiology technologist at Deaconess Hospital is determined to capture the meaning of the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, with a Sony Nex-5. Many flock to the Fall Festival for the food, Niemeier said, but he’s after something much better. Niemeier, a USI alum, who majored in ra...

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