Family Fun at the 5th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest

Family Fun at the 5th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2008 12:01 pm

BROWNSVILLE TN (SEPTEMBER 27, 2008): For a day full of fun and activities, don’t miss the 5th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest Saturday, October 18, on the square in Brownsville, Tenn. From scarecrows to rock climbing and everything in between, this festival has something for everyone, even the family pet.

While the kids are busy in the bouncy house, getting their face painted and enjoying the many games, you can find great bargains at the arts and crafts booths, shop the local merchant’s sidewalk sales and enjoy a beautiful quilt exhibit.

But that’s not all. There are lots of things you can do as a family. Ever climbed a rock wall? Now’s your chance to show the kids how it’s done, or maybe they’ll show you. Have fun looking at the scarecrow exhibits and vote for your favorite. Pets get in on the act at the Pet Show and Blessing of the Pets.

How about a little family competition in the 5K Run/Walk or one of the many other contest, like pie and cake baking, chili making or salsa eating? Ever tried to wiggle into a frozen t-shirt? All of this, plus a whole lot more is happening at this year’s Hatchie Fall Fest.

Motorcycle and car enthusiasts will be glad to know a Motorcycle Card Run and the Trash Nationals Car Show have been added to this year’s lineup of festival activities. Also new this year is the addition of a CastingKids competition where participants ages 7-14 flip, pitch and cast a hookless lure to a bull’s-eye target. Winners go on to compete at the state level.

Enjoy live performances all day from the main stage featuring local and regional entertainers. Favorites such as Mickey Utley, Kickin, The Singing Firefighter and the award winning HHS Show Choir are among those scheduled to perform.

You don’t want to forget all the food that will be available throughout the day. From a full breakfast (8-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge) to fried catfish with all the trimming (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church) to funnel cakes and all your other favorite festival foods, you will not go hungry at the Hatchie Fall Fest.

You’ll also want to check out the mini-tractor pull before you call it a day (5 p.m. at Boyd Ave. arena). You will delight in all that the Hatchie Fall Fest has to offer.

Admission to the Hatchie Fall Fest is free. For directions and more information about the day of fun-filled activities or to participate in the many contests, call 731-780-5144 or visit online at
Posted 9.29.08

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