The Lone Tree Fall Festival is a tradition going back over 50 years, and it’s returning this weekend. Organizer Russell Forbes said it was originally held in September, but at some point they moved it to the third weekend in August. In spite of that, they decided to keep the same name. He believes the festival has been able to keep going for so long because the whole community gets behind it, and those in charge make an effort to keep things cost effective.
Forbes feels celebrations like Fall Festival are important because any time people can get together and have fun in a positive environment, it’s great for everyone. He added, “We have enough things going on in our society that can sour you just a little bit, but this is a positive event that people can enjoy together, and I think that’s what’s important.” The festivities begin Friday with a carnival starting at 5 p.m., and conclude Saturday with a fireworks display. Forbes said some of the popular events include the golf cart obstacle course, the egg toss contest, and the Buffalo Wild Wings eating contest. The KCII Big Red Radio will be broadcasting live from the Lone Tree Fall Festival on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. For the full list of events, click the link below.