Fall Festival is DuBois Center’s annual fundraiser and event, and is held the first Sunday in October. 2017’s Fall Festival will take place on Sunday, October 1.
Come on out from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and join the fun! You’ll find crafters, live music, an Upscale Resale Shop, plenty of delicious food and more. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids! They can enjoy our Kids Korner with lots of crafts and games, or any one of our numerous activities around the grounds. Ride a horse, take a cruise on the pontoon boat or tour DuBois via hay wagon.
You’ll also have the chance to bid on items in our Silent Auction, and purchase unique items in our Upscale Resale Shop. We also have a Quilt Drawing available – you can fill out your entry forms in advance by printing this form – or you can fill them out at the festival. Entries are $1 a piece or six for $5. This year, there are three unique and beautiful quilts available!
Fall Festival is free to enter, and parking is free as well. Activities and food are at an affordable cost. This is a great event for families, church groups and friends to get out and enjoy a beautiful fall day at DuBois. More details, including directions and this year’s band line-up can be found here.
Each year, we welcome multiple crafters to DuBois. We’re still looking for more for 2017! If you’re interested hosting a booth at Fall Festival, please contact Susan Fuchs at email@example.com. You may also fill out a Crafter Application.
Fall Festival is not possible without the help of countless volunteers. They help the event run smoothly, and are needed in a variety of areas.
For 2017, we still need volunteers in the following area:
- Kids Korner
- Upscale Resale Shop
- Various Activities
- And more!
This is a great opportunity for church groups to volunteer together for a service project. Volunteers may also work in shifts should they not be able to attend a full day, or even just wish to enjoy the festival. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the DuBois Center office at 618-787-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of donations also help keep the festival going:
- Upscale Resale Shop – New to Fall Festival this year is a Resale Shop filled with wonderful finds. We’re looking for donations – suggestions include handbags, jewelry, indoor and outdoor decorations (both seasonal and year-round), scarves and more. We ask that all items be in good condition, be easily carried, and have a sale value of at least $5. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Norma Borgmann at 618-292-4617 or email@example.com before 9/27/17.
- Silent Auction Items – We are also hosting a silent auction in 2017. If you are interested in donating an item (or more!) for the auction, please contact Norma. Suggested items include theme baskets, holiday decor, childhood items and more.
- Sweet Treats – Each year, our Sweet Treats shop raises money for the DuBois Scholarship Fund. We ask for donations of breads, pies, brownies, cookies and more so that all proceeds may go towards helping children and young adults attend summer camp. If you’re interested in donating, you can drop of the treats the day of the festival or arrange for them to be picked up. Contact Melissa at 314-440-6646 or Kristen at 618-567-6863 for more information. *Please denote if your treats contain fruit or nuts.