OAKHURST — Get ready for some great local fun as the 26th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival comes to town. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the Oakhurst Fall Festival is happening Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Oakhurst Community Park will be bustling with carnival rides, delectable food, and specialty booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers and more.
The Oakhurst Fall Festival is one of the largest events in Eastern Madera County and has grown from a one-day soiree featuring wine and chocolate to a two-day extravaganza with activities for all.
“I’m very excited for the Oakhurst Fall Festival — it’s going to provide locals and visitors a great time,” says Donna Dozier, one of the event volunteers. “We have so much entertainment lined up for all ages, as well as local foods, wines and beer and a variety of vendors and community organizations.”
This year the fair will feature a midway area with Ferris wheel, big slide, inflatable obstacle course, jalopy junction, and the Mind Winder! Tickets for rides will be sold separately from admission into the festival.
Music will fill the air on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. with the sounds of 82 Deluxe, a hardworking country band out of Hanford — they love to play live and get people dancing. Their style and genre are based on the roots of country music and its major influences, say festival organizers.
The forces become strong at 6:30 p.m. on Friday as Jedi and villains from Star Wars wreak havoc on the festival.
“Bring your younglings to train in the ways of the Force — light sabers will be loaned for training, or you can purchase your soon-to-be-Padawan their own light saber.”
Live acoustic music by Ed Tide and his Open Mic Friends will be in the food court for your enjoyment.
Saturday entertainment includes Elvis, Captain America, Executive Rockers Show, Danny Millsap Band, more live acoustic by Ed Tide and an original performance by Mana Fire Dancers.
This family-friendly, two-day festival offers a wide variety of children’s activities including bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, rides, games, rock painting, scavenger hunt, raffles and story time.
The Oakhurst Fall Festival runs from 3 – 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2, and tickets for beer and wine tastings are only $1.
To learn more, contact the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce at (559) 683-7766 or visit www.OakhurstFallFestival.com. This is the largest fundraiser for the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce.
Event sponsors include:
• Camarena Health
• Miller’s Landing
• United Security Bank
• Visit Yosemite | Madera County
• Grocery Outlet
• Central Valley Community Bank
• Fullmer’s Appliance Repair
• KW Realty
• The Redwoods In Yosemite
• Foster & Parker
• Walt Bannon Drilling
• Nations Lending