Without a doubt, one of the most stressful aspects of the annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is parking. Let me revise that statement. Parking really isn't too stressful if you don't mind paying a few bucks to use someone's lot. I almost always choose this option for a few reasons...

  1. The lot is usually pretty close to Franklin Street
  2. I know my car is in an area that is being somewhat monitored
  3. And most importantly, the money I spend on parking goes towards another area non-profit organization.
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The stress comes when you try to find a free parking spot. Those who don't want to pay can be seen slowly (hopefully) driving down side streets, looking for a spot big enough for them, or hoping to catch someone else leaving a spot. I've tried this before and I'm just not patient enough. I'd much rather just pay and get it over with.

A third parking option for this year's Fall Festival is to eliminate the need for parking altogether and catch a ride on a METS (Metropolitan Evansville Transit System) bus.

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Evansville city officials announced that a lunchtime dinnertime shuttle service will once again be available to and from the Fall Festival each weekday. The standard bus fee applies to all passengers. See all the info you need below...

Lunch Shuttle

  • Monday, October 2nd through Friday, October 6th.
  • Every 30 minutes from 11am-2pm
  • Starts and ends at the C.K. Newsome Community Center (“Back 40” parking lot)
  • Stops at the temporary bus stop at the corner of W. Franklin St. and Wabash Ave.
  • Note: First drop-off at the festival is at 11:15 a.m., with the last shuttle leaving at 1:45 p.m.

 Evening Express

  • Monday, October 2nd through Saturday, October 7th.
  • First Departure at 5:15pm each day
  • Last Departure from the Fall Festival at 10:30pm (Monday-Thursday) and 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
  • Stops at the temporary bus stop at the corner of W. Franklin St. and Wabash Ave.
  • Residents and visitors are encouraged to make use of these public transportation options for a hassle-free festival experience.

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