In the Valley this is one of the busiest weekends of the fall with different festivals and events for you to enjoy. Here's a look.
The biggest is the annual ISU homecoming weekend. The two major events that are designed for the public are the annual ISU Homecoming Parade. It begins winding through downtown at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the Homecoming Football Game that kicks off Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium at 3 p.m. The Sycamores take on Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Youngstown State.
Labor Day is Little Italy in Clinton. This weekend on the other end of Vermillion County is the Newport Hill Climb. Vintage cars primarily make the trek up the hill in Newport, but other vehicles are welcome. In fact, last year 300 different vehicles competed while 600 made a practice run. There are a ton of other events this Friday through Sunday at Newport including the annual parade at 5 pm on Saturday.
The parade is also the highlight of the Dugger Coal Festival in Sullivan County. The action is centered downtown in Dugger as well as the school since this is also the homecoming weekend for alumni and students of Union High. The Bulldogs take on Eastern Greene in one of the rare Saturday afternoon high school games in the Valley. A large class reunion is also on tap in Dugger.
The Bloomfield Apple Fest starts Friday and continues through Saturday. Along with an Apple baking contest, a carnival is in town, along with a car show, a 5k run and plenty of music around the courthouse square in Bloomfield for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Finally, the Carnival on the Wabash began today in Fairbanks Park. Rides, games and plenty of food are available.
This is basically a re-run of the Wabash Valley Festival held back in May that you can enjoy as the fall season is in full swing.
The Carnival on the Wabash continues through Sunday with special prices on rides for everyone.Admission is free to all these events so take the family out this weekend and have a great time.