The park is the place to be in Edwardsville

October 15, 2012 by  

An annual, family-based event that occurs on the third Sunday of October each year will soon be upon us. Designed to promote the special history of Leclaire’s National Historic District, the Leclaire Parkfest is an excellent opportunity to bring the whole family and some friends out to enjoy the festivities of the day.

The event will offer a number of food booths, run by local organizations, offering steak kabobs, Italian beef, curly fries, chicken and dumplings, funnel cakes, hot dogs, homemade lemonade, walking tacos, and much more for guests to get their teeth into. There will also be a beer and wine booth, thousands of books for sale, and as many children’s activities as you can imagine, including games, art activities, and pony rides. Crafters will be on the grounds selling their wares and there is a narrated historic district trolley tour available in the afternoon, running every half hour. Vintage tractors and farm equipment show the agricultural roots of this festival, which promises to provide a good time for all.

Banner printings may have been used to promote this event to the residents of the community and surrounding areas. Parking is available on Franklin Avenue at Leclaire School. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The Parkfest is an offering this Sunday, October 21, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Leclaire Park located at 900 Hale Avenue in Edwardsville, Illinois. To find out more about this event, please visit the Historic Leclaire website or call the Edwardsville Park and Recreation Department at 618-692-7538.