Fall Festival at FBC Starkville

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A Unique Way to Minister to our Community

What do you get when you combine lots of candy, carnival games, and toy prizes with a desire to minister to families, reach the Starkville community, and share Christ’s love?

Fall Festival, of course!

Fall Festival, a one-night event, is held each October at the FBC Warehouse. It is a great event where FBC volunteers have the opportunity to minister to families both in the church and in the Starkville community. This year, FBC will hold Fall Festival on Wednesday night, October 30, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

The idea behind Fall Festival is to provide families and their children a safe place where they can play carnival-style games, win candy and toy prizes, and dress up in fun costumes, and where they can interact with church members in a fun, fall-themed environment. To add to the fun, there will also be inflatable jumpers, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and food.

Halloween can be scary for young children. But at Fall Festival, you will see smiling pumpkins, hay bales, autumn leaves, friendly scarecrows, farm-themed decorations, and a very kid-friendly event. We leave out the scary images from Halloween and focus on all things associated with Autumn.

Volunteers are the backbone of making Fall Festival a reality. To put on an event of this magnitude requires 75-100 volunteers. In the past few years, our volunteers have mainly come from the university and youth ministries, along with median and senior adults. The willingness of these age groups to step up and run the event makes it possible for families with children to come and enjoy the evening together without having to help at Fall Festival. Volunteer registration will be available at fbcstarkville.com/events.

 Ways That You Can Be Involved

Pray: for the event, for the families who will attend, for the volunteers, for safety.

Donate individually wrapped candy (donation boxes are in the Cove).

Volunteer: Parking lot duty, man the inflatables and obstacle courses, sell food tickets, help in the kitchen with food preparation and service, work a game booth, help with set-up, or come late as soon as the event is over and take down everything

What to Know Before You Come to Fall Festival

Doors will open at 5:30 pm

Parking will be in front of the Warehouse, in the gravel parking lot next to the Warehouse, and over by the Children’s Building. The lot directly behind the Warehouse (next to the railroad tracks) will be closed for inflatable jumpers.

Food will be sold at a nominal cost: hotdogs, chips, popcorn, tea/lemonade.

Children are encouraged to wear friendly costumes. Try to stay away from scary attire that may scare younger children.

Rain does not cancel the event, though the number of outside inflatables may be reduced. Parents are encouraged to remain with their children and to participate with them in the events.

Charity Gwaltney