Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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September 25, 2013

Fall Festival schedule set, opens Friday

GREENSBURG — The chilly early autumn air currently felt throughout Greensburg can mean only one thing: It’s time once again for the annual Tree City Fall Festival.

As has been the case for nearly three and a half decades, the annual downtown spectacle features a variety of family-friendly events certain to draw crowds to the courthouse square.

This year’s featured musical act, The Bama Band, joins familiar programs such as the “Oldie Wed Game” and ever-popular “Decatur County’s Got Talent” for two days of music, food, carnival games, rides and vendor booths.

Festival organizers have put the finishing touches on the final schedule, which features, most certainly, a little something for everyone.

Opening ceremonies are planned to get underway at 5:30 p.m. on the main stage Friday, quickly followed by the crowning of a new Miss Tree City. These events come on the heels of the opening of carnival rides on Franklin Street, which begins at 3 and ends at 10 p.m. Twenty-five tickets can be purchased for $15.

From 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Greensburg Mayor Gary Herbert and First Lady Sharon Herbert will match wits with two other couples in the annual “Oldie Wed Game.” This event will take place on the main stage and is sure to bring plenty of laughter to the downtown area as three couples find out how well they truly know one another.

Another storied tradition of the Tree City Fall Festival, the Herb Kohler Memorial Parade, will roll down Broadway Street at 10 a.m. Saturday, essentially signifying the beginning of the second and final day of festivities. Rides open concurrently with the parade, which precedes a two hour JB Music Student Concert that begins at 11 a.m. in the courthouse gazebo.

The recently added baking contest begins accepting entries at 11:30 a.m. and will do so until 1 p.m., at Something’s Perkin’. Simultaneously on the main stage, the winners of the yearly Little Mr. and Little Miss Tree City will receive their crowns.

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