West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

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The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

Evansville's West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is held the first full week of every October on Franklin Street in Evansville, Indiana by Evansville's West Side Nut Club. It draws approximately 150,000 people each year.[1]

The West Side Nut Club cordons off four blocks of West Franklin Street for rides and food booths.

The festival was first held in 1924.


Normally, the Fall Festival commences on a Sunday and runs all week. Each day there are several music and dance performances by local bands and youth. Saturday, the last day of the festival, is marked by a parade.

The main attraction of the festival is the food, with offerings of fair standards like corn dogs and corn fritters to the more unusual such as chocolate-covered grasshoppers, brain sandwiches, and alligator stew. In addition to the rides are many different games with various prizes.


Paul Harvey once remarked that only Mardi Gras in New Orleans is larger than the Fall Festival.[2] However, no exact statistics are available, so this quote should not be taken as fact.


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