It's time to celebrate a new season in Wayne County, and city and county government are planning a great event for that celebration.

    Fall Fest 2019 will be held at Memorial Park on Saturday, October 5, 
with events like the pumpkin contest, a car show, music and games to 
highlight the day.
    "We are excited about the long range forecast, as we should have a 
great day for all ages to visit the annual Fall Fest," said Wayne 
County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson.
    Fall Fest has become a tradition in Wayne County the last few years, 
and it continues to grow each year to include even more events.
    The festival will begin this year with the traditional Monticello 
Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, which will be held from 8 until 10 a.m. 
Vendors will be setting up early on Saturday morning and should be 
open to the public by 10 a.m.
    Registration for the car show will begin at 10 a.m. and people can 
stop by and enjoy viewing the vintage cars throughout the morning. 
Awards for the car show will be presented at 12 noon.
    That is when the winners of the Biggest Pumpkin Contest and the 
Biggest Watermelon Contest will be announced.
    Anderson noted that there is a new competition  this year, a Best 
Painted Pumpkin contest for students in preschool through the fifth 
    Another new competition this year will be line dancing.
    There are performances scheduled throughout the afternoon including 
performances by local dance teams.
    Music will begin at 1 p.m. The Waynetonians will kick off the 
entertainment. The Force Dance Academy,and the  Wayne County Middle 
School and Wayne County High School dance teams will perform at 2 p.m.
    The Pleasant View Baptist Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Rust Bucket 
will take the stage at 5 p.m. and Elvie Shane will perform at 6 p.m.
    Ramsey Inflatables will be set up at the park throughout the day. 
There will be face painting, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts and 
food vendors. This a great fee event for everyone to enjoy.
    "Weather has really dampened this event two out of the last four 
years. So, hopefully the rain will come as we desperately need it and 
be over by Fall Fest," said Anderson.
    He expressed appreciation to many local sponsors who have helped 
make Fall Fest possible this year.
    Anyone who would like more information should contact the Wayne County Judge-Executive's office at (606) 348-4241.

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