The annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is celebrating its 101st year in 2022.
As one of the largest street festivals in the nation, the event brings in thousands of people to West Franklin Street in the course of a week.
When is the Evansville fall festival?
This year, the festival started with kiddie rides open on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2. The larger festival, with carnival rides and more than 130 food booths, started Monday.
Food booths open for lunch, then stay open through around 9 p.m., with some leeway given for busy or slow traffic times.
How much are the rides at the Fall Festival?
Through Sept. 30, wristband vouchers can be purchased all area Donut Bank, Old National Bank and Schnucks locations. Each voucher purchased in advance will cost $20, a $5 savings.
One ride ticket starts at $1.50 and wristbands can be purchased at the festival for a flat rate of $25, nightly until 9 p.m. They're only valid on the day of purchase.
Where can I find a Fall Festival Munchie Map?
With the festival rapidly approaching, the 2022 Munchie Map has been released for anyone looking to plan out their food map. It's available online through nutclubfallfestival.com.
Whether it's West Side Volcano Balls, battered and deep fried oreos, a delicious ribeye sandwich, or a nice refreshing lemonade or apple cider, this festival has a little bit of everything for everyone when it comes to food.
Is there a Fall Festival Half-Pot drawing this year?
Yes. You can buy tickets Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at booths along Franklin Street. On Saturday, tickets will be available from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for one, $10 for three, $20 for 20, $40 for 50 and $100 for 150. You must be 18 years old to purchase tickets.
The winning number will be drawn at 8 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. The winner does not need to be present for the drawing.
What events are there for the Fall Festival?
Sunday, Oct. 2: Family Day, 1-7 p.m. (kiddie rides only)
Monday, Oct. 3: Opens at 11 a.m.; Tom Leggett Celebrity Karaoke, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; All rides open, 2-10 p.m.; USI and UE basketball team intros, 6 p.m.; Lighthouse Parade, 7 p.m.; Amateur Hour Night One, 8-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Rockturnal Emissions, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; all rides open, 2-10 p.m.; Tug of War, 5 p.m.; Youth of the Day, 6:30 p.m.; Amateur Hour Night Two, 7-8 p.m.; Queen and King contest, 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5: Joe Greulich, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; kiddie rides open, noon to 10 p.m.; all rides open, 2-10 p.m.; Stackin' Eights, 5:30-7 p.m.; Amateur Hour Night Three, 7-8 p.m.; Annabel Whitledge Music, 8-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6: Troy Miller, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; kiddie rides open, noon to 10:00 p.m.; all rides open, 2-10:00 p.m.; Williams & Crooke, 5-7 p.m.; Youth of the Day, 7 p.m.; Amateur Hour Night Four, 7:15-8 p.m.; Haywire, 8-10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7: Josh Merritt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; all rides open, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Ellis Griffin, 5-7 p.m.; Amateur Hour Finals, 7-8 p.m.; Tailgate Revival, 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Pet Parade, 10 a.m.; all rides open, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Patriotic Soul, noon to 2 p.m.; Main Parade, 4:30 p.m.
This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Evansville fall festival: What to know about this year's event