Autumn festival to return to Lansing for second year

September 30, 2013 by  

The 2nd annual Lansing Autumn Fest: Bringing the Hometown to Lansing is taking place for three days in a couple of weeks. It is a presentation of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce.

The theme of this year’s festival is Oktoberfest and will feature beer and bratwurst. There will be a variety of events for every member of the family to enjoy at the festival, including whiffle ball, children’s games, hay rides, bounce houses, temporary tattoos, and face painting. Music from bands such as Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois, the Unstoppables, and Ear Candy will also keep people entertained. In addition, there will be a raffle to win a Chevy Cruze or cash, a chili cook-off, scarecrow making, and a marketplace.

Local businesses will be selling merchandise in the marketplace and non-profit organizations will be educating the public in what they have to offer to the community. Vendor fees are $50 to $225 depending on size and whether or not a tent is provided.

Lansing printing companies will most likely be helping the vendors prepare. This might include providing sign and banner printing services to decorate their booths and to attract more attention. Non-profit vendors will also likely be getting local print companies on board to provide some printed informational booklets and brochures to hand out to those interested.

The Lansing Autumn Fest is being held at Foxe Point in downtown Lansing from October 11 to 13. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Lansing Chamber of Commerce at 708-474-4170.