West Side Nut Club Making Announcement About Fall Festival Monday

According to members of the West Side Nut Club, they will be making an announcement along with Mayor Winnecke about the 100th Annual Fall Festival on Monday morning.

Posted: Aug 15, 2021 1:31 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2021 12:56 AM

For the past year, people have been wondering if the 100th Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival will go on as planned.

And they might finally get a more clear answer on Monday, August 16th.

Members of the club, along with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, are set to make an announcement about the festivities at 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Street Library Park.

While the festival was canceled last year, a micro version did take place, with food vendors setting up shop around Franklin Street in October with masks on and customers socially distanced.

Of course, the half-pot was a big success as well.

Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer took to Twitter to say the announcement was not about canceling the festivities and that people should go back to enjoying their Sunday. This tweet came after the public got into an uproar, speculating it would not take place.

We'll have a 44News crew at the announcement.

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