The 102nd Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is fast approaching, with festivities starting on October 2nd. Tens of thousands of people from the Tristate area will flock to Franklin Street on Evansville's west side to enjoy deep-fried treats and support local non-profit organizations. To ensure you have the best experience, we've put together a comprehensive survival guide for this annual event.

More Than Just Fried Foods

While the festival is renowned for its deep-fried offerings, there's much more to the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. Of course, the fried foods are a major attraction, and you'll find an incredible variety of deep-fried and sugar-coated treats along Franklin Street. Whether you crave something sweet or savory, the Fall Festival has something to satisfy your taste buds.

Rides, Games, and a Parade

Beyond the food, Franklin Street offers carnival rides for both children and the young at heart, along with classic carnival games. Throughout the week, you'll find a continuous stream of entertainment. Don't miss the highlight of the festival, the grand parade scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023. Spectators will line Franklin Street to enjoy the floats and other parade participants. Additionally, the West Side Nut Club is bringing back the immensely popular Half Pot Raffle for 2023. Last year the jackpot total was over $1.6 million.

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Supporting the Non-Profits

At its core, the Fall Festival is all about supporting the non-profit organizations that line Franklin Street year after year. For many of these organizations operating food booths, the festival represents their largest fundraising opportunity of the year.

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What To Know Before You Go

So, what do you need to know before heading to Franklin Street, and what should you bring with you? Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned festival-goer, our Fall Festival Survival Guide will help you prepare for an unforgettable experience.

Evansville's Fall Festival Survival Guide

We've put together a guide to help you enjoy (and survive!) Evansville's annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival on Franklin Street - the 2nd Largest Street Festival in the Country!

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