Views of the Neighborhood – Fall Festival

Last weekend was the Fall Fest at Emmaus Catholic Parish. The fest is a major fundraiser for the Parish. I stopped by and was amazed at everything that was going on. I thought you would enjoy seeing it as well. This post has way too many photos, but this is a fraction of those I took. I hope you enjoy it.

Fall Fest

A nod to the fact that fall is approaching

Vendor booths. (Should have set up my book stand.)

Games required tickets to play.

The Wine wheel was popular, as was the cake wheel.

A Pot of gold is like a bean bag toss.

Putting contest.

The street of games and vendors and a nun.

The Bookmobile. (YAY)

Some games weren’t too popular like the broom race.

and the Flamingo toss.

The burger truck.

I thought it was pretty funny to have no parking signs except for Sunday. I’m wondering about who would want to park there the rest of the week.

A  fun Tejano band.

Yeah, I’ll have a double-double chocolate shake with whipped cream on top and hurry please. (The producer is somewhere else)

Shave ice.

Hot dog truck.

Train ride.

Slide.

Bouncy Castle.

And a petting zoo. There were all kinds of animals, but I thought this calf was very cute.

I hope you enjoyed the Fall Fest today.

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  1. What a great event. It looks like they had a little something for everyone. “Burgers like no udder!” LOL! Thanks for sharing, John. I always love to see the Bookmobile. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. I hope you have a fabulous Sunday.

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  2. Can’t have a festival without inflatable bouncy things. I’m surprised the flamingo game didn’t get any players.

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    1. I might have been there too early. Thanks, Charles.

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    2. Yeah, who wouldn’t want to throw a plastic flamingo or two?

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  3. Great pictures, John. There were a lot of activities there. Yes, next time bring your book table. I was happy to see there are still bookmobiles around. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Me too, Suzanne. Thank you.

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  4. This looks like a lovely event, John. I don’t think children are interested in old fashioned games anymore, they are to ordinary for our techie kids. Food, of course, is always popular.

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    1. You could be right, Robbie. Thank you.

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  5. Lots going on … cheers to their efforts. Hope you got some treats for the dynamic duo.

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  6. That looks like a fun event. We used to go to a similar one at a major convent near us. It was always a good time.

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  7. I love a good festival. I have a soft spot for a bookmobile — they evoke a lot of childhood memories for me. Looks like a lot of good fun.

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  8. Looks like a great place to spend an afternoon.

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    1. It was very nice. Temps in the hight 90s though

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  9. What a fun festival! Thanks for taking me there.

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    1. Thanks for going along

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  10. ‘I buy you books, send you to school, and you don’t sell your books!’ Is redundancy a good thing? 🙂

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  11. This looks like a first class fall festival with sunshine and beautiful weather. I hope you enjoyed that shake! Cheers! Beautiful weather here on the coast this weekend.

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    1. I see the reports, Jo. Thanks,

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  12. The broom and flamingo peeps should have hooked up with the wine and cake peeps.

    Love your fall fest tour, Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  13. What beautiful weather for a Fall festival — thanks for letting me see the event through your camera, John. You’re right — the calf is pretty cute, and I imagine a double-double chocolate shake would taste pretty good as you wander the grounds. I laughed out loud at the nun in full dress though — haven’t seen one of those in many years!

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    1. When I was down on Galveston Island last weekend, there was a group of nuns enjoying the beach — all in full habit, including the one who was wading in the surf.

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      1. Awesome! I was under the impression most of them these days wore “street clothes,” not habits. Maybe things are coming full circle!

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      2. Who knows, Debbie? It might be a ​personal choice.

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    2. I didn’t even realize that she was in the picture. I just wanted to show the street of booths

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I did enjoy the pictures, John:) i love fall festivals.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  15. What a fun fall fest! Just make room for me at the ice cream truck!

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    1. I’m with you, Michelle.

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  16. Looks like fun! The hot dog truck reminds me of the Oscar Mayer weiner-mobile.

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    1. I had the same thought.

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  17. Great pictures,am glad to be here.

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    1. Thank you for the visit.

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      1. You are most welcome

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  18. Your double double chocolate shake comment made me laugh! Great photos and comments as usual.

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  19. Do you have any idea of how many people turned out for the festival? There must have been quite a crowd?

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    1. There were quite a few. Not sure how many though.

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  20. That’s quite a festival! It seems to have a different, slightly more urban vibe than the ones I’ve been to in the country, but that makes sense. Clearly, people are having just as much fun, and that’s the point (well, except for the increased funding for the parish).

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    1. It did have an urban feel. The petting zoo was trucked in. Also, there were enough 30 something mothers toting LV purses to choke a horse (so to speak)

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  21. This looks like such fun! I totally would have joined you and gotten a double-double chocolate shake. And I would have failed miserably at the putting contest.

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    1. Hahaha. Me too on putting. Not my strong suit.

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  22. Looks super cool 🕺🕺🕺😎

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  23. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    So much fun! I love local festivities. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment while you are traveling.

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  24. So many cool things happening in your ‘hood, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  25. It looks like a lot of fun! I hope you got that milkshake down before the Producer came back. 😉

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    1. No such luck. She can smell dirty deeds.

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  26. What fun, John! and lots of things for charity. I would take that double chocolate milk shake!

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    1. Yeah, If I could get away with it.

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  27. I loved seeing the Bookmobile! Those are far and few between these days. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. alive and well here

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  28. Anonymous · ·

    Looks fun, John! And there’s no such thing as too many pictures. 🙂

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  29. I like the food trucks. Quite an assortment. Might not be a bad job/investment for when I retire. I’m sure it beats sittin’ at a computer all day long trying to come up with something pithy to say.

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  30. Of course, then you would have to serve PEOPLE. Best to stick with pithy.

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