Thayer, Missouri

Thayer Fall Festival organizers expect a large crowd at this year’s event. Over 2,000 people have attended the festival, as recently as 2016, which was the largest number in 25 years. 

The Thayer Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Festival will start at 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Thayer.

Over the last two years, the free event has drawn hundreds of locals, who spent the evening visiting, eating delicious food and shopping vendor booths, said organizers of the event. This year, the committee is expecting a larger crowd.

Games will be available for children to play and “a huge variety” of food will be available for purchase.

The Howell Family will perform live music at 5:30 p.m. on the festival stage. All are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to watch the concert.

Coronation of the Thayer Fall Festival King and Queen will take place at 7:45 p.m.

A talent show will follow at 8:15 p.m. Participants are to meet at 8 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Stage in downtown Thayer. A sound system, CD player, USB hookup and microphone will be provided.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers: $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The deadline to register for the talent show has passed.

For updates, visit “Thayer Fall Festival 2019” event page on Facebook.

In the event of rain, the festival will be rescheduled for Oct. 19. The National Weather Service Office in Springfield forecasts a sunny day with a high near 62 degrees.

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