Event Information

Children's Games And Pet Parade

The Children's Pet Parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the large basketball court in the Dale Town Park. Pets will be judged in the following categories, each winner receiving a trophy: Prettiest; Most Unusual; Best Pet Trick; Best Dressed; and Best of Show. Children's Games begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, directly following the pet parade. There will be a kiddie tractor pull sponsored by the FFA Club of Heritage Hills High School. It will be held on Friday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Dale Town Park. For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit our Facebook page “Dale Fall Fest”.


Dale Fall Festival Parade

The huge Dale Fall Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Behind the Scenes Heroes”. ‘Carter Fire District’ 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. 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 send their name of entry; type of entry (float, band, horse, walking, golf cart, etc.); person to contact; and phone number to dffparade@mail.com. 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”.


Over $5,000 Worth Of Prizes In Grand Raffle

The Dale Fall Festival will be giving away over $5,000 IN PRIZES at this year's 53rd annual Dale Fall Festival held at the Dale Town Park, September 9, 10, & 11. Almost every business in the Dale and surrounding area has generously donated over 70 prizes for this "Grand Raffle". Prizes include a 65” HDTV, Samsung phone/watch combo, hundreds of dollars in Cash and gift certificates, including one $500 cash prize, several $100 cash prizes, pellet grill and several other great prizes! Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00, and may be purchased at the Grand Raffle stand during the festival. The drawing will be held Saturday, September 11, at 11:00 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. 9, 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. 11 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.


BMX Stunt Show

The Dale Fall Fest will be hosting a BMX Stunt show again at this year's festival. Wonder Wheels BMX out of Indianapolis will be performing shows throughout the festival featuring bicycle back flips, 360-degree stunts and super whips off of ramps. There will be two shows Friday Sept. 10 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and three shows Saturday Sept. 11 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. 11, 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. 9-11, 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 our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.


Dale Fall Fest Holding “Thirsty Thursday”

Back by popular demand, The Dale Fall Festival is featuring “Thirsty Thursday” in the beer garden Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6:00 pm until closing. Beer will be $2.00 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 our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.


Dale Fall Festival Queen Pageant

The Dale Fall Festival Queen Pageant will be held at the Heritage Hills High School Auditorium on Sunday, September 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45p.m. Contestants will compete for the title of “2021 Dale Fall Festival Queen” and a $1,000 scholarship. The contestants are young women 16 to age 21 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.


Fire Safety Smoke House At Dale Fall Fest

The Jackson Township Fire Dept members are sponsoring the Fire Safety Smoke House at the Dale Fall Festival on September 10, and 11. The house comes complete with artificial smoke used to simulate an actual house fire. Firemen will teach children the following: how to exit a house fire safely; how to recognize fire hazards; how to stop, drop and roll; about the importance of smoke alarms. Bring your children to the Dale Fall Festival to visit with your local, friendly firemen. It's a visit that could save their, and your, lives! For more information about the Dale Fall Fest visit our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.


Carter Fire District JR Firefighters Challange

New this year, 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 11. Registration forms can be picked up at the Lincoln Heritage Public Libary, The Dale Town Hall and Freedom Bank in Dale. Forms must be turned in at the site before 11AM Sept 11.


SPORTING EVENTS AND CONTESTS AT THE DALE FALL FESTIVAL


Dale Fall Fest 16th Annual Golf Scramble

The Heritage Hills Golf Team will be sponsoring the 16th annual Dale Fall Festival Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 11, 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 Adam Zollman (812) 593-3793.


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 10 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 our Facebook page under “Dale Fall Fest”.


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 10, 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”.


53rd Annual Dale Fall Festival 5K Walk/Run

The Dale Fall Festival will be holding a 5K Walk/Run on the morning of Saturday, September 11. 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 24 to guarantee a t-shirt on walk day. Registration cost is $20 until August 24, 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 amysfetter@sbcglobal.net.


Dale Fall Festival's Old Fashion Horseshoe Tourney

The Dale Fall Festival will again be sponsoring an old fashion horseshoe tourney on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11. It will be held on the Brown Bros. Lumber Co. lot across from the Dale Town Park. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with play beginning at 7:00 p.m. 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 Dean Moore at 812-686-0954 or Larry Thomas at 812-760-3110.


Jus' A Smokin’ Backyard BBQ

The Dale Fall Festival will again be holding the Jus' A Smokin’ Backyard BBQ on Saturday, September 11. Team registration and meat inspection begins at 6:00 AM CST. This event will be limited to the first 15 teams to submit their entry form. There will be a $3.00 fee for the People's Choice Chili tasting competition. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team in overall competition, chicken class, pork butt class, pork ribs class and people choice chili. Please email dff@psci.net for entry forms or contact Mike Lee at 812-937-2510 after 5:00 PM CST. Entry forms can also be picked up at Southern Indiana Butcher Supply 131 E 10th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532. Forms will also be available on our Facebook page at facebook.com/dalefallfest


Water-ball Competition

The Dale Fall Fest will be holding a Water-ball Competition Thursday, September 10th. 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 6 pm cst. To register please call Josh Knies 812-660-1804. Must be affiliated with a fire department to participate.