Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Free fun for the family at fall festival in Faribault October 15, 2016

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My good friend Mike created this welcome display outside the gym.

My good friend Mike created this welcome display outside the gym.

GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FUN. That defines an event planned for Sunday afternoon at my church, Trinity Lutheran in Faribault.

This game involves tossing hoops over scarecrows.

This game involves tossing hoops over scarecrows.

From 2 – 4 p.m. in the school gym (along Fourth Street across from McDonald’s), kids can play games, paint pumpkins, decorate cookies, pose for photos in the photo circle and enjoy treats at the snack bar during the Family Fall Festival.

Sorting candy for game prizes. There will also be non-candy prizes.

Sorting candy for game prizes. There will also be non-candy prizes.

And, the fest is free. Yes, free.

Here's an overview of the photo cut-out circle. Bring your smartphones.

Here’s an overview of the photo cut-out circle. Bring your smartphones.

So if you are looking for something to do tomorrow, join us. I’ll be there taking photos for the church Facebook page and in-house PR. My husband will be running the tic-tac-toe game and many friends will also be volunteering.

Kids can paint and take home a pumpkin. Yup, that's free, too.

Kids can paint and take home a pumpkin. Yup, that’s free, too.

If I was a young mom, I’d bring my kids. If my granddaughter was older than six months, I’d invite her and her parents.

When we were setting up Friday evening, I asked my friend Patty to pose in a photo cut-out. She obliged.

When we were setting up Friday evening, I asked my friend Patty to pose in a photo cut-out. She obliged.

We’ve worked hard to pull together this festival that celebrates the harvest season. Games are homemade. Photo cut-outs have been handcrafted. And we’re focused on families. Come, join us.

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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12 Responses to “Free fun for the family at fall festival in Faribault”

  1. Littlesundog Says:

    When I was a kid, the simple, fun, family events were the ones I remember best. I love these bright images! I would be the girl decorating cookies! 😀

  2. Lisa Stuhr Says:

    Wabasha has Septoberfest, a 6 week fall celebration with tons of things for the kids and most are free. Runs until next Saturday or Sunday. You should really come here and take photos some year.

  3. How Much Fun and Oh So Festive too – LOVE!!!

  4. Jackie Says:

    I love these fun and simple events, how fun too for you and Randy to be involved!

    • We enjoy helping with events like this at our church although I have to admit we were both exhausted after the two hours and then the clean-up that followed. Plus, we were at church three nights prior preparing for the festival.

  5. Oh I bet that would gave been fun

  6. Beth Ann Says:

    Faribault always has something going on! You are a great ambassador for the area.


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