Wathena Fall Festival

Event Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 5:30am to 10:30pm

September 1st marks the beginning of the festival with Opening Ceremonies taking place on the main stage at 5:30PM; The Star-Spangled Banner will play, Honor Guard will be performed by the American Legion, and Mayor John Cluck will provide a welcoming statement to start off this year’s festival. A “winner winner, fried chicken dinner” will be served on the east side of City Hall by DCSW along with all the booths, carnival rides and petting zoo opening for the night. Immediately following opening ceremonies is the Baby Crawling Contest. Music will be provided by Jacob Davis and Bill Mears intermittently between events, and at 10pm the carnival and booths close for the night.