Troy Family Festival of Fun, formerly the Fall Fest, is completely new this year — and kicked up.
“We are very excited to offer an event with a wide variety of fun,” said Dawn Mushill, chamber executive director. “We have been doing this event for years, but this year, (we) decided to rename it and kick it up a bit.”
The festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Tri-Township Park, will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for middle school students, giant Jenga, a bags tournament, a performance by Mad Science, a Bubble Blast party, an appearance by Fredbird and a human Foosball game.
No prior experience of being a human Foosball player is necessary to play the game. You can sign up your team or sign up as an individual. The games will run every half hour from from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Spaces will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 3-on-3 tournament is for sixth- through eighth-graders. There is no cost to get into the tournament, and plaques will be awarded for first place. For an application, visit www.troymaryvillecoc.com or call the Chamber office at 667-8769.
Wristbands will be available for $6, which will include unlimited children’s carnival games, a face painter, Ardy the Clown, pony rides, grab-a-dollar cash cage, human foosball and a deluxe obstacle course. One dollar from each wristband sold will be donated to the Troy Lions Club.
Stage performances will feature Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys, a Willie Nelson tribute, and Baywolfe, a variety band. There will also be performances by the Triad dance team, McArther’s Tae Kwon Do, and the Troy Police Department’s own K-9, Zak.
Food will also be available, including pork burgers, Washington Kettle Corn, funnel cakes, barbecue, Chick-Fil-A and much more. Vendors will be on hand with items from a variety of businesses. There are still openings for vendors if you are interested. The cost is $25 per space.
Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Run
The sixth annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Tri-Township Park, 409 Collinsville Road in Troy.
The race in named in honor of Senior Airman Bradley Smith, who was raised in Troy and was a graduate of Triad High School. Smith, 24, was killed by a bomb blast on Jan. 3, 2010, near Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.
Proceeds from the 5K walk/run will help local students further their education through scholarships.
Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race will begin at 8 a.m.
The fee for race-day registration is $30. Military recruits may run free of charge with no T-shirt. Registration forms are linked to this story online.
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Citywide Garage Sale
The fall Citywide Garage Sale in Troy is set for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The good deals will be at many Troy addresses, as well as the Tri-Township Park in Troy. There will be more than 100 participants.
Visit www.troymaryvillecoc.com for a map of not only the addresses but the items at each address will be listed. Or, you can pick up a map at any of the financial institutions and city halls within the four communities. Also, you can sign up for a place at the park ($20) on the day of the event.
For questions, contact the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce at 667-8769.
TROY FAMILY FESTIVAL OF FUN SCHEDULE
On the stage
9 to 11 a.m. Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys (Willie Nelson Tribute)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baywolfe (plays a wide variety of music)
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sixth- through eighth-grade 3-on-3 basketball tournament (sign up online or day of event)
9 to 10 a.m. Fire, Wind and Ice performance by Mad Science
10 to 11 a.m. Bubble Blast Party
11 to 11:30 a.m. Appearance by Fredbird
Noon to 2 p.m. Children’s variety show and array of characters (bring your camera)
9:30 to 9:45 a.m. K-9 demonstration with Troy police dog, Zak
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Triad dance team performance
Noon to 12:15 p.m. Demonstration by McArther’s Tae Kwon Do
All day Bags tournament / giant Jenga
The $6 wristband includes the following unlimted activies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
▪ Children’s carnival games with prizes
▪ Face painter (10 a.m. to noon)
▪ Ardy the Clown (noon to 2 p.m.)
▪ Pony Rides (Brier Bank Farm)
▪ Grab-A-Dollar Cash Cage with prizes
▪ Human Foosball (sign up individually or as a team – play every 20 minutes)
▪ Deluxe Obstacle Course
*$1 from each wristband will be donated to the Troy Lions Club.