2018 Mt. Vernon Fall Fest, Presented by Continental Tire, Enjoys Great Turnout

October 2, 2018

Spirits were high and the sidewalks bustling as thousands flocked to Mt. Vernon for its 7th annual Fall Fest Celebration on September 28-30, 2018. By Friday evening, vendors lined the streets of Mt. Vernon, and the weather was perfect when Big Rain and Platinum Rock Legends took the stage. Saturday included a variety of unique events such as a 5K Run/Walk for Special Olympics, a Great Pumpkin Contest, and a Downtown Mt. Vernon Cruise-In. This year’s parade, sponsored by Crossroads Community Hospital, featured the theme “Illinois Proud: Celebrating 200 Years”. Crowds of all ages enjoyed vendor booths and live music by D-N-A Acoustic, U-Foria, and Mo Pitney. On Sunday, the smooth tones of Cat Daddy’O filled 9th Street, followed by great performances by Al Holliday & the East Side Rhythm Band, and Marquise Knox. Thanks to every sponsor, volunteer, and guest who helped make this year’s Mt. Vernon Fall Fest a great success!