Wednesday, September 27, 2017

EDITORIAL >> Fall festivals coming up

Fall festival season kicks off Saturday when Jacksonville holds its fifth annual Festiville at Dupree Park and Sherwood hosts its 41st annual Sherwood Fest at Sherwood Forest off Maryland Avenue.

Both events will have plenty of live entertainment, family fun, games, festival food, carnival rides and more. For a full schedule, see page 1A.

Ukulele Bill, who performs at 10 a.m. in Sherwood, will give away three ukuleles.

The Sherwood Rotary Club will hold a 5K at 8 a.m. and a family walk at 9 a.m.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful will hold a castle-building contest until 2 p.m., and there will even be a Robin Hood-style archery contest at 10:30 a.m.

Jacksonville’s Festiville, formerly known as Wing Ding, which was formerly known as Cityfest and Muscadine Days in an earlier day, will open on Thursday with a carnival. Saturday has lots of live music and local performers.

CabotFest will be held downtown Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Cabot Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast that kicks off the festival from 6 a.m. till 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Cabot First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The Beebe Arts and Crafts Fair, previously known as Beebe Fall Festival, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Beebe Ball Park.

Ward Harvest Fest will be held from 6 till 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the chamber, 80 W. Second St.

So get out to the festivals this weekend and in the weeks ahead. Greet your neighbors and have a funnel cake and lots of fun. See you there.