Duluth Fall Festival celebrates another successful year

October 2, 2013 by  

Bringing a great climax to yet another successful fall celebration season in the town, last weekend’s Duluth Fall Festival was enjoyed by thousands.

With the kick off concert two weeks prior to it being such a hit, the poster printing for the end of season show had a lot to live up to, as did the show itself.

The parade, which set off on Main Street midway through the morning though got things off to a flier. With three military commanders marshalling the parade, all of which were experienced in the important role, it was little surprise.

Talking about the event, Colonel Ken Harvey, who took part in the 2003 parade, said:

“I feel honored and humbled to serve as Honorary grand marshal.

“The dedication and effort that it takes to make the festival so amazing year after year is then extended to include soldiers and families from Fort Benning.

“It is humbling to feel that the tie between Duluth and the 1-15 (Infantry) has not only survived over nine years of war, but thrived and grown to a deeper bond.”

Whilst the highlight of the show is always the parade, the thousands that turned up for the event also had plenty of other things to keep them occupied.

With a number of local vendors selling hot fried food and drinks, and a raft of carnival rides, there was a lot going on.

A host of live entertainment was on offer as well, so the runners taking part in the downtown Duluth 5K race hopefully managed to get some sleep the night before.