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People crowd Franklin Street during the 100th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Tuesday. University Greek Life chapters are participating in the Fall Fest this year, the Art Club is not.

Greek life involved with Fall Fest centennial, Art Club opts out

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor October 6, 2021

Campus Greek life returns to Evansville’s West Side Nut Club Fall Festival after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The festival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year after Fall...

With the cancellation of the Fall Festival, the half-pot booths stand empty at the corner of St. Joseph Avenue and the Lloyd Expressway .
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Students saddened by Fall Fest cancellation

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

One of the biggest events in Evansville, the Fall Festival which annually attracts 200,000 people each year is canceled. Due to the sheer size of the event, proper safety procedures would be difficult...

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...

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.
Members of Delta Zeta stand in front of their booth, the only pink painted booth at Fall Fest. The university Greek Life are just a few of the organizations that participate in the popular Evansville event.

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...

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...

Jennifer Laval (left) and Steve Craven (right), both USI alumni, wave to the crowd as they are taken down Franklin Street on the university’s float Saturday. Laval and Craven were two of the ten university alumni and students meant to represent the five decades of the university’s existence.

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...

Officer Taylor dressed as Batman looks down upon the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival attendees from the roof of the Gerst Haus Saturday.

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....

Greg Niemeier spends his Fall Festival camera in hand to capture moments such as these of those enjoying the many food options the festival has to offer.

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...

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