Garage sales, fall party and homecoming festivities abound in DeWitt | Local News


DEWITT – Boredom is not an option this weekend, as DeWitt will play from home for several events that are sure to provide something for everyone, including sales, movies, great food and multiple musical acts – not to mention a hometown football game.

The annual homecoming parade is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m., followed by the new induction into the Central DeWitt Hall of Fame.

Then, grab some lawn chairs and blankets and head to Lincoln Park Friday night for an IHMVCU-sponsored twilight screening of Disney’s Encanto. The B-Hive Treats cotton candy truck will serve candy and event sponsor IHMVCU will provide popcorn.

If they are interested, young people can pose for photos with Mirabel, from Encanto, at the Hausbarn Museum.

Around the same time across town, Saber fans can gather at Birney Field to watch Central DeWitt take on Marion for the homecoming football game.

Don’t stay out too late, though, because anyone hoping to land some great yard sale deals should be awake on Saturday mornings well before 7 a.m., when the majority of citywide yard sales are expected. open their doors.

Snoop for the best deals at garages and driveways all over town. Between stops, discover a host of local businesses offering sales and specials throughout the day—participating businesses include restaurants and retail outlets.

As the day progresses, activity will resume throughout the downtown DeWitt neighborhood, including Lincoln Park. Another take on the annual fall festival, Autumn Fest, will fill downtown with games, activities, music and fun.

The event is hosted and organized by the DeWitt Chamber & Development Co., and Autumn Fest’s 35th anniversary means a few extra perks.

The music will start playing around 4 p.m. when 3 Day Rain hits the Bandshell. From 5-6 p.m., a live performance by Millennial Martial Arts will take place at the Crossroads intersection (Sixth Avenue and 10th Street). Other music playing in the evening after the Fall Festival ends on Saturday includes Levi Craft at MJ’s Tap, Wild Oatz at Murphy’s Pub and additional live music at The Old Library.

Before that, there will be plenty of ways to keep busy, including activities for kids and adults, such as animal and balloon games, an inflatable obstacle course, pedaling, face painting, a mini-golf, a dunk tank, a sidewalk chalk contest, a beverage garden, and a hayrack ride around the downtown district.

A car show – comprised of classic, vintage and muscle cars – will aim to appeal to car enthusiasts and casual car enthusiasts alike.

Stay and play package

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the DeWitt Fall Festival, the DCDC is offering a special package for foreigners looking to spend the weekend and experience all that DeWitt has to offer.

Visitors can sign up for the package on the DCDC’s Facebook page. The prize includes a two-night stay at the AmericInn on Friday and Saturday night as well as Chamber Bucks to spend in town and dinner at a local restaurant.

Nick Joos is the editor of the DeWitt Observer.


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