FLEMINGTON - The Flemington Fall Festival this year is getting bigger and better.
Traditionally sponsored by the Hi-Neighbor Committee, the festival next weekend will be cosponsored by the local fire company and will last for two days.
The fun starts Friday, Sept. 16 with a parade, games, food and music.
The Flemington Fall Festival Parade steps off at 7 p.m. from Allison Street and moves down High Street to end at Canal Street (Gallagher's Carpet One).
It is not too late to register for the parade and compete for the many prizes. First, second and third prizes for floats, groups and cars will be $75, $50 and $25. Also, plaques will be awarded for fire apparatus including a plaque for the most outstanding piece of apparatus in the line of march.
To register, call Dustin at 660-1818 or Tony at 814-482-1387.
Units are to line up at 5 p.m. at Allison and West Fourth streets.
Games and food will start that Friday at 6 p.m. at the festival grounds, behind the Red Eye Center. The band Sugar Runn will play from 8 to 10 p.m. on the grounds.
Home show products, a variety of crafts and more will be offered on the festival grounds Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. into the night. Some spots are still available for the fair, and vendors may reserve by calling Sheila Weaver at 367-1708.
Games and food will open at 10 a.m. that day, a live radio broadcast is planned for 1 to 3 p.m., and entertainment will include Steve Garner from 3 to 6 p.m. and the band Snug from 7 to 10 p.m.
Cakes are needed for the cake wheel, and bakers are encouraged to drop off cakes at the Red Eye Center on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.
A car show was originally planned. However, it has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.
There still will be lots to see and do, organizers say.