The Traditions Fair Grove Will Never Forget

October 6, 2021

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The annual Fall Festival Parade featuring Homecoming Queen Candidates Paige Robinson, Brielle Helmer (Queen), and Lydia Engel.

On September 25th and 26th, Fair Grove gathered at the Old Wommack Mill to prepare for the traditional Fall Festival.

On the first day of the festival (Saturday, September 25), there was a parade that started at 10 A.M. that traveled through Fair Grove. The parade started at the high school parking lot. It then it went down the road then curved to go up the hill. The parade is led by the Fair Grove High School Marching Band, which was followed by floats filled with players from several Fair Grove sports teams, local businesses, and various other floats.

The floats included the High School Football Team, the High School Volleyball Team, cheerleaders, other sports teams, antique tractors, cars, and the homecoming princesses and queen. After the parade, people went to see all the unique booths, listen to bands playing, see farm animals, and eat all kinds of different foods.

The annual Fall Festival has kicked off fall in Fair Grove for the past 44 years. During these two days, booths line up and down Main Street selling food, clothes, jewelry, lotions, soaps, and much more.

During the Heritage Reunion, more than 150 small businesses come to sell their one-of-a-kind products. Continuously throughout the year each individual booth owner is making their inventory and is always preparing for the Fall Festival in some way.

Booth owner Susanne Feldman with “Custom Creations by Susanne” stated, β€œIt takes me all year to get ready for this weekend. I’m constantly coming out with new ideas that might show up here today.”

Not only does it take a lot of time to prepare for the two days, it also takes a lot of money. The Heritage Reunion is an amazing opportunity to make back what you put into your booth.

β€œI make an amazing amount of profit, but at the end of the day it’s still a hobby and I enjoy doing what I do,” said Craig Doss with Hand Blown glass.

Fair Grove is flooded with all kinds of different people during this weekend with an estimate pf over 20,000 people attending, according to KWTO News.

After celebrating the Festival for 44 years the Fair Grove community is looking forward to continuing their tradition, especially after having to take a gap year due to Covid-19.

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