Due to a Record-Herald error, a previous year’s schedule was used for a story this week about the annual Jeffersonville Fall Festival (previously named Thrill in the Ville). Here is the correct schedule of events sponsored in part by Fayette County Travel & Tourism:
The Jeffersonville Fall Festival will begin at noon and end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 and — thanks to Jeff Detty — will be held on the corner gravel lot of Main and High streets. Vendors are welcome all day, no vendor will be charged to set up unless electricity is needed and local businesses will be open with hopes of seeing new and old faces around the village.
Also during the event, there will be free face painting, a photo booth, pumpkin decorating and crafts for all kids under 16. This is open until 7 p.m. and there will be one pumpkin, photo and face painting per child. Additionally, a DJ will be playing all day.
Food — such as Werner’s BBQ pulled pork and baked goods — will be available at the Jeffersonville Festival Association table until 8 p.m. and while supplies last.
Additionally, a costume contest and a best decorated house/business contest is open during the event. Registration for all costume contest participants must be completed by 6:45 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Festival Association table for the 7 p.m. contest time. There are several categories, including kids under 16, 17 and up, couple costume and pet. All interested must register to be eligible for a prize and all entries will receive a goody bag. The winners will receive a $25 gift card to Winners Market.
Registration for the home and business decorations needs to be completed by 7 p.m. and the prize for this contest is a $50 gift card to Winners Market. All winners will be announced before the parade.
Also on Saturday morning, the Jeffersonville Lions Club will be holding an “all-you-can-eat” pancake and sausage, or biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast/lunch at the Jeffersonville Lions Club building. The building is located at 1 Railroad St. in Jeffersonville, and the breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., the “Parade of Lights” will begin to line up for the 8 p.m. step-off time. For a complete list of rules and regulations for floats, contact festival and parade co-chair Tracey Owens at (740) 572-2096. Rules include but are not limited to: maximum height of 13.6 feet from the ground and a maximum width of 8.6 feet, no live fires or storing of fuel cans on floats, no smoking or alcohol permitted on or near entries and more. All applications for floats must be filled out and returned by Friday. Owens also stated on the rules that the line-up will occur on Colonial Drive and that the route has changed. The route will head east on High Street, right on Main Street, left on Maple Street and finally a left on High Street. The parade will end at the Jeffersonville Pool.
Also contrary to the previous report, Jeffersonville Trick-Or-Treat Beggars Night is scheduled for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. within the village, not this weekend.
“We always encourage folks to come out and volunteer,” festival co-chair Health Tilton said. “We can’t do these types of events without help. Please contact me if you can spare an hour or two on Saturday. Thank you Fayette County Travel and Tourism for the grant money so we can afford to do it. We couldn’t do it without all of our sponsors though. Winners Market, the Detty family, Don and Marty’s pizza, the Village of Jeffersonville, Custom Cabs and Trailers, Werners Restaurant and their awesome family, the Lions club of Jeffersonville, the Masonic Lodge, Village Pump & Pizza, Robins flower shop and the many others I’m forgetting right now. And a huge thank you to all my crazy friends and family who help put these events together. It’s never about what we get out of it. Because we do these for free. Our families and lives go without some days because we are busy pulling things together so we can have fun family events like this one. It’s about doing for our community and the kids. We strive to put smiles on faces and bring our community and surrounding communities together.”
Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy.