Annual McFarland Family Festival will be held September 20-22, 2019
Some big changes are in store for Festival goers this year, including a new location, a different parade route, and the ability to buy beer under the big tent.
In a return to its original roots, the Festival will be moving to a more central location downtown by utilizing the Municipal Center and Library parking lots and grounds, the neighboring surface parking lot owned by Spartan Pizza, and the connecting areas of Anthony St. and Milwaukee St. A more traditional Sunday parade route will also be restored, beginning near Christ the King Church and running south along Main St. to Arnold Larson Park.
In a concession to financial realities, the previously alcohol free Festival will also be serving beer in the main tent for the first time this year. Sales will be limited to 5-11 p.m. on Saturday only when bands will be playing on stage.
Watch for more exciting details on this site in coming weeks.