Dale Fall Festival Parade
The huge Dale Fall Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Strengthening Community Through Service”. ‘Danny and Tammy Medcalf’ will be the Grand Marshal for the parade. This event always draws a large crowd and is especially appealing to children, who usually end up with mass quantities of candy handed out by parade participants! Awards will be given in various categories such as best float, tractor, firetruck and best golf cart. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three entries in the parade as voted on by the judges: $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place overall. Those wishing to enter the parade should go to www.dalefallfest.com and click on the parade entry link. Entries should be at the Spencer Industries warehouse, located on Buffaloville Road in the south part of Dale, no later than 12:30 p.m. the day of the parade. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.
Dale Fall Fest Half Pot Raffle
The Dale Fall Festival will be having a half pot raffle at this year's 55th annual Dale Fall Festival held at the Dale Town Park, September 7, 8, & 9. Tickets are $1.00 each, six for $5.00 or 30 for $20 and may be purchased three ways: at the Raffle stand during the festival, ask a committee member, or stop at the park Thursday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm the weeks leading up to the fest. The drawing will be held Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 p.m.. You need not be present to win, but must be 18 years of age to redeem a prize. Festival License #014975
Dale Fall Fest Holds Euchre Tourney
Back by popular demand again this year at the Dale Fall Festival is a Euchre Tourney. It will begin Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the beer garden. It is open to anyone, aged 21 and older. To register and for more information contact Kathy Reinke at 812-686-0909. The Indiana State Law requires everyone to show valid ID to enter the beer garden.
Silly Safaris Live Animal Show
The Dale Fall Festival is featuring the Silly Safaris Live Animal Show on Saturday Sept. 9 at 11:30 am. Silly Safaris is the leading provider of LIVE animal conservation education in Indiana! The Silly Safaris mission is to create positive human animal interactions that inspire responsible pet ownership and wild animal conservation. A Silly Safaris LIVE Animal show is the perfect blend of fact and fun for all ages! Our shows use a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs for an experience everyone will remember. Their funologists keep the entire audience involved and special guests from the audience join each animal for a game that teaches about the natural world. Teachers and Families love Silly Safaris, teens enjoy our hip cultural references, and adults try to catch our comedy! It will be located on the large basketball court. Rain location will be in the Dale Community Center Gym.
Adventure Family Circus
The Dale Fall Fest will be hosting the Adventure Family Circus at this year's festival. The Adventure Family Circus will be performing shows throughout the festival featuring aerial acrobatics, juggling, balancing and more. There will be two shows Friday Sept. 8 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and three shows Saturday Sept. 9 at 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
David Turnham's Shining Stars Sponsoring Cake Walk
The David Turnham Educational Center will be sponsoring an old fashion Cake Walk during the children's games at the Dale Fall Fest Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Kids and adults are invited to walk in a circle around numbers painted on the small basketball court's blacktop to try to win a cake. Each walk costs 25 cents and helps fund special programs at the school.
Great Food At The Dale Fall Festival
This year's Dale Fall Festival, Sept. 7-9, will offer a virtual smorgasbord of food, enough to satisfy everyone's tastes and appetites. At the top of the list is the Fall Festival's famous grilled pork chop and fried chicken dinners, followed by Gus burgers (hamburgers), grilled chicken breast sandwiches, pronto pups, bratwurst, BBQ sandwiches, smacked BBQ nachos, french fries, walking tacos, baked potatoes, lemon shake-ups and, for those who like sweets, elephant ears, soft ice cream, milk shakes, pie by the slice, taffy, snow cones, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, caramel apple slices and more. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit www.dalefallfest.com
Dale Fall Fest Holding “Thirsty Thursday”
Back by popular demand, The Dale Fall Festival is featuring “Thirsty Thursday” in the beer garden Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6:00 pm until closing. Beer will be $2.50 each. The Indiana State Law requires everyone to show valid ID to enter the beer garden. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit www.dalefallfest.com
Dale Fall Festival Queen Pageant
The Dale Fall Festival Queen Pageant will be held at the Heritage Hills High School Auditorium on Sunday, September 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open at 4:45p.m. Contestants will compete for the title of “2023 Dale Fall Festival Queen” and a $1,000 scholarship. The contestants are young women 16 to age 20 who are attending, or have attended, Heritage Hills High School, or to those that have a Dale address (which includes a portion of Warrick County). They will be judged on the following categories: theme wear, formal wear, pre-pageant personal interview, photogenic qualities, and on-stage question. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. No advance tickets are being sold this year. Make plans now to see the Dale Fall Festival Queen Pageant.
Carter Fire District JR Firefighters Challenge
The Jr Fire Fighter Challenge is based off the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge. It allows kids 4-12 years old the chance to race the clock while performing tasks that fire fighters do, on a smaller scale. They will have to drag a hose and spray water, carry a hose pack around some obstacles and a few other tasks. The event is free, and will be held at 4PM Saturday Sept 9. Registration forms can be picked up at the Lincoln Heritage Public Library, The Dale Town Hall and Freedom Bank in Dale. Forms will also be avaiable at the event and all forms can be turned in prior to the event.
SPORTING EVENTS AND CONTESTS AT THE DALE FALL FESTIVAL
Dale Fall Fest Adult 3 On 3 Basketball Tourney
The Dale Fall Festival will again be sponsoring a 3 on 3 basketball tourney for adults, aged 16 or older. Team registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the tourney will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8 on the large basketball court. Entry fee for the tournament is $40.00 per team and there is a 12 team limit. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each division. For sign-up and more information contact Josh Wetzel at (812)589-1749. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit www.dalefallfest.com
Kiddie Tractor Pull Friday
Another event for children will be a kiddie tractor pull sponsored by the FFA Club of Heritage Hills High School. It will be held on Friday, September 8, at 6 p.m. at the Dale Fall Fest. The Kiddie Tractor Pull will be on Wallace Street next to the car wash. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.
55th Annual Dale Fall Festival 5K Walk/Run
The Dale Fall Festival will be holding a 5K Walk/Run on the morning of Saturday, September 9. Registration and check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. CST and the Walk/Run begins at 7:00 a.m. CST. Starting line will be at the former EMT building.There will be awards given to the participants with the winning times in each of the different age groups along with overall male and female. Attendance prizes will also be drawn for. Refreshments will be available at the end of the race. Please register by August 23 to guarantee a t-shirt on walk day. Registration cost is $20 until August 23, or $25 if you register the day of the race. Cost for ages 6-12 will be $15 and ages 6 and under are free. Forms are available on our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”, and also at Lincoln Heritage Public Library and the Dale Town Hall. Mail entry form to Amy Fetter - Dale Fall Fest 5K PO Box 1, Dale, IN 47523. Make checks payable to Dale Fall Festival. For more information contact Amy Fetter @ 812-630-1239 or at email@example.com.
Dale Fall Festival's Old Fashion Horseshoe Tourney
The Dale Fall Festival will again be sponsoring an old fashion horseshoe tourney on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. It will be held on the Northeast corner of the park. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with play beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday, and registration starting at 4:30 pm with start time of 5:00pm on Saturday. You will need to bring your own partners Friday and partners will be drawn on Saturday. The entry fee for the tourney is $5.00 per person. For more information contact Dustin Peters at 812-661-8635.
The Dale Fall Fest will be holding a Water-ball Competition Saturday, September 9th. Firefighters will compete against each other by using a water nozzle to push a ball that is suspended on a cable. This is also good practice for firefighters with using the hoses and nozzles while also having some fun. The event will start at 5:30 pm cst. To register please call Josh Knies 812-660-1804. Must be affiliated with a fire department to participate.
The Dale Fall Fest will be hosting a Sand volleyball tournament on Saturday September 9th, starting at 10 am central time on the Northeast corner of the Dale town park. There is a $60 entry fee and each team needs to consist of six people. There will be a double elimination. Trophies will be awarded to the top two teams. To register, please contact Becky Mehling at 812-559-1819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information you can go to our website at www.dalefallfest.com
The Dale Fall Fest will be hosting a cornhole tournament on Saturday September 9th at 4pm central time on the large basketball court. Sign ups will begin at 3pm. Entry fee will be $15 per person. Partners will be picked by a blind draw format. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. For more information visit our website www.dalefallfest.com
Dale Fall Fest 18th Annual Golf Scramble
The Heritage Hills BETA will be sponsoring the 18th annual Dale Fall Festival Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 9, at the Christmas Lake Golf Course, shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $55 per person and includes the greens fee, balls, cart rental, and a ticket for a pork chop or fried chicken dinner at the Dale Fall Festival. Prizes will be awarded on every hole. To enter, contact Meg Johnson at 812-686-0924.