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About Falls Fest
This is the final year for Falls Fest Click here for an important message.
Falls Fest has been a 24 year labor of love. This festival has been run by volunteers for its entire existence. We have never had any paid staff. Our volunteers have been great and continue to be great. We are thankful for all their support.
A number of the changes that will be happening to Village Park will directly impact Falls Fest. The biggest change is losing the ball field. The softball tournaments and related sales comprise 33% of our income. To lose this income is devastating, and the ball field is also our fireworks venue.
There are other changes that will also affect us adversely including the elimination of some of the tennis courts where we offer children & family activities as well as the elimination of the parking lot where the main music tent is located. This being said, the Village cannot determine what is best for its residents based on the needs of a four day annual event.
Some have suggested relocating. This is a difficult undertaking. We have spent thousands of dollars adding electrical upgrades to ensure we can meet the power needs of the bands, our food vendors, the beverage caddies and lighting in all the tents. This type of infrastructure would be difficult & expensive to recreate elsewhere. In addition, our current location allows the festival to be held on hard surfaces so we didn't have to worry about muddy venues in the event of rain.
We hope this answers some of the questions that have been raised regarding why the decision was made to make this our last year. We are sad to see it end as well. We have wonderful memories, just as so many of you do.