Perry Fall Festival organizers are looking forward to welcoming guests to this year’s event.
The 2022 edition of the annual festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., September 10, at Lee Lydic Park, located at 3954 Call Road in Perry Village. Free entry.
Fun for people of all ages will be offered during the day-long celebration, said Perry Fall Festival Steering Committee member Phil Cassella.
“The overriding theme that we’ve had for years is that this is basically a family-type event, and that’s what we’ve tried to maintain,” Cassella said.
Highlights of this year’s Perry Fall Festival will include:
• 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Inflatable games
• 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Chinese auction
• 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Pony rides
• 1 to 2 p.m. — Make-up
• 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Magician
• 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Hot air balloon
• 5:30 to 6 p.m. — Cake decorating contest
• 6:30 to 7 p.m. –— Perry High School Marching Band
• 9 p.m. — Fireworks
Last year marked the first-ever fireworks display at the festival. These pyrotechnics have proven to be very popular, Cassella said.
“Our intention of going back to the origin of the fireworks was to broaden our appeal,” he said. “We think we’ll get it again this year, based on the experience people had last year.
“And we hope that the increased number of people will also increase our ability to support both the center for the elderly and sports activities for young people.”
Although admission to the festival is free, money raised through sources such as the Chinese auction, 50/50 drawings and all-day walk bracelets for children helps raise funds for programs of the Perry Area Joint Recreation District, which are offered to children and seniors. .
Cassella said the community has also come through this year with plentiful financial donations to help cover the running costs of the Perry Fall Festival.
“We again got great community support for the sponsorships, and the most expensive item – the fireworks – was basically covered by those donations,” he said.
As tradition dictates, the festival will be preceded by a registration-based fishing tournament from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Separate competitions will be held at 10 a.m. for anglers up to age 8; and 11 a.m. for fishing competitors ages 9-14.