The Davenport Public Library is offering a day of free fun and entertainment for families across the Quad Cities at its first ever “Fairmount Fall Festival.” Join us at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Saturday, October 3, as we celebrate the theme “Everything Old is New Again!”
Organizers expect a huge crowd at this event, which is designed to showcase the Library and all of its offerings.
Programming Coordinator, Angela Campbell, comments, “The Fairmount Fall Festival furthers our mission as a community meeting place that provides enriching educational and entertaining experiences for our diverse population.”
From 10:00 – 2:00 there will be live entertainment on stage, featuring music, dance, comedy, and more. In keeping with the theme, we will also have fire truck rides in an old fashioned fire truck, and bucket rides in a modern fire truck. Also during this time there will be crafting projects you can create out of old books and a carnival-like atmosphere where you can win prizes by playing games like “Book Jenga” and “Book Dominoes.”
Following these activities is the 2nd Annual “Kid Gladiators” event. Kids 18 and under can participate in this challenging obstacle course to win fabulous prizes. Grand prizes will be given to the fastest times in each age category.
The Grand Finale begins at 3:30, when the Quad Cities Cruisers will roll into the lot for an old fashioned car show. At the same time, local oldies band “Coupe de Ville,” will perform on the outdoor stage until 5:00 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase from Hy-Vee, and drinks will be available from Cam’s Coffeehouse. A portion of the proceeds will go to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library, which helps sponsor future programming initiatives.
Campbell adds, “This program is free family fun with an educational component. Hopefully it will inspire those in attendance to continue using and supporting the Davenport Public Library.”
The Fairmount Fall Festival is sponsored by Mix96, Super Hits KUUL 101.3 FM, and QC Family Focus.
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – OLD TIME FIRE TRUCK RIDES, BUCKET RIDES, FIRE SAFETY HOUSE, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, FOOD
10:00 A.M. – MAGICIAN RICK EUGENE
11:00 A.M. – LOS MOCAMBOS
12:00 P.M. – COMEDY SPORTZ
1:00 P.M. – METRO YOUTH GROUP
2:00 – 4:00 P.M. – KID GLADIATORS COMPETITION
3:30 – 5:00 P.M. – COUPE DE VILLE AND QUAD CITIES CRUISERS