Evansville's West Side Nut Club Fall
Festival is held the first full week of every October on
Franklin street in Evansville, Indiana by Evansville's West
Side Nut Club.
The West Side Nut Club Fall
It draws approximately 150,000 people
The West Side Nut Club
off four blocks of West Franklin Street for rides and 126 booths.
Paul Harvey once remarked that only Mardi Gras in New Orleans is larger than the Fall Festival.
The main attraction of the festival is the food, with offerings of
standards like corn dogs and corn fritters to the more unusual such
as chocolate-covered grasshoppers, brain sandwiches
, and alligator stew. All
but one booth are run by non-profit organizations
The festival was first held in 1924 and has featured an appearance
by Minnie Pearl
In 2007, there were 80,000 persons who attended the first day of
the Fall Festival.