The smell of fall is in the air in Clifton, Texas. On the third Saturday of October each year, Clifton hosts FallFest presented by Clifton Main Street and many local sponsors to bring in the season with family fun, food, entertainment and much more.
A look down on FallFest.Photo ©2010, Shayne Embry
FallFest starts with the Main Street Program hosting “Market on Main Street” from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., including arts and crafts booths, shopping, entertainment, plus loads of fun for the kids at the Clifton Optimist’s Children’s Area, where bouncing, sliding, jumping and laughing are all that counts! HOT WHEEL Races are the “ride” of the day. Browse the vast Cruisin’ Main Street Car Show. Food of all varieties are available including the famous Clifton Volunteer Fire Department hamburgers, or try a homemade tamale plate, or BBQ sandwich or BBQ wrap, FallFest fries, chicken, shrimp or even alligator on a stick, jalapeno chicken wraps, nachos, frito pie, hot dogs, funnel cakes, homemade root beer, and much, much more!!!
FallFest crowds view vendor booths on Avenue D. Photo ©2010, Shayne Embry
See Bosque County Art Club’s beautiful Art Show and Sale display at the Bosque Arts Center. Don’t forget to vote your “People’s Choice Award” selection for best picture. For more information on the Show and Sale, find the Art Club’s booth day of event in downtown Clifton.
Don’t forget the car show! There is nothing that appeals more to the senses – sound, sight, smell, and feel than a vintage car. People want nostalgia, and nothing provides it better than old cars! Registration is day of the festival at 8 a.m. Class trophies, goody bags, T-shirts and dash plaques are given. Come “cruise” through the wide variety of vintage cars on display or enter your car in the Annual “Cruisin’ Main Street” FallFest Car Show.
Another happening you wouldn’t want to miss is the Lutheran Sunset Ministries Annual nationally recognized quilt auction. The viewing of over 100 quilts begins at 10:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Clifton’s City Park, with the auction beginning at 12 noon. This is an experience for people of all ages!!
Stop by the Information booth located near the entertainment tent for a map of the festival area with a detailed schedule of events, a FallFest T-shirt, a Cliftonopoly game, or a drink to wet your whistle!! For more information call 254-675-8337 or 254-749-6292.
FallFest will be held on Saturday, October 17. Vendor rules and applications are available below.