FORREST 13TH ANNUAL WABASH FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 30th, is the day – the 13th Annual Wabash Festival in Downtown Forrest will be coming at you with a full day of attractions, entertainment, food, sight-seeing, and just good ol’ late summer fun.
Attractions – 10am to 4pm – Classic Car & Truck Cruise-In, Horse Rides, Do It Yourself Photo Booth, and an Antique Tractor Show
Sight-Seeing – visit the renovated Forrest Depot, the former Forrest Hotel that’s been revitalized into the Hampsher Hotel with its “Inspire” Gift Shop and Jerry’s Hat museum
For the Kids (big and small) – Race Car Simulator, Face Painting, Joyful Bubbles, Kiddie Train Rides, and Inflatables
Entertainment – Unicyclist, Dan Bath’s Old Time Medicine Show @ 11am-12:30pm-2pm, “Back Paiges” from 11am to 3pm on the Pavilion Stage, and a special performance by “Living Water” at 1pm
Food & Merchandise – “Trackside Grill” will be serving Breakfast from 7:30am to 10am and Lunch from 11am to 3pm and, in addition, there are the two “mobile” sensations of the area with the “Coffee Steamer” and all of its coffee drinks and treats and the Cilantro & Lime Food Truck specializing in over the counter Mexican favorites. Add to all of that the ever popular “Rink’Corn’ Berger Kettle Corn and you’ve got yourself quite an eating delight extravaganza!
For Merchandise, check out the various street vendors (10am to 4pm) that will be on hand and look for an entry into the “Wabash Firepit Package Give-A-Way and the “Wabash” Souvenir T-Shirts.
For you F-S-W Eskimo Alumni – stop in at the Forrest American Legion Hall for meet and greet and a look at the collected memorabilia.
The Forrest Food Pantry Collection Booth will also be on site and any food, paper products, or $$ that you can contribute will be much appreciated.
All in all it promises to be a fun and entertaining day for everyone – a great way to spend a Saturday with the Family, Friends, and the Community while gaining an insight into the legendary Wabash Railroad and its impact on the town’s history. Go have some fun and enjoy yourself – you’ll be glad you did!