Saturday, February 4, 2023

Fall Festival Updated Schedule of Events

Parade-2012_0048The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce annual Fall Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 3-5, at the city park in Vienna.

The annual Vienna Car Show, sponsored by the City of Vienna, will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, to complete the fun-filled weekend of activities at the park.

The Fall Festival Parade will kickoff Saturday’s daylong schedule of events. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., traveling across Rt. 146, around the courthouse square, east on Main Street and ending at the city park. Awards will be presented at the conclusion at the park. Rt. 146 (Vine Street) will be closed during the parade.

IMG_1406Lineup for the parade will start at 8 a.m. Saturday morning near the tennis courts at the Vienna High School. Participants will be instructed that morning of their position in the parade. Anyone wishing to participate should call the chamber office, prior to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at 618-658-2063 or email requests to

Carnival rides will be operating each day of the festival. Discounted armbands for the rides are available at the Depot, located at the park. Armbands cost $12 in advance, now through Wednesday, Oct. 2, and $15 thereafter.

Each armband is good for unlimited access to rides during one of four carnival sessions. The sessions run from 5-10 p.m. each evening and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Vendor spaces are still available for anyone wishing to sell merchandise or display information during the 3-day festival. Electrical outlets are limited and available on a first-come first-serve bases.

IMG_0462Updated Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Oct. 3

5-10 p.m. – Carnival rides open

5:30-6 p.m. – Chili Cook Off

6-7 p.m. – Fall Fest Jr. Talent Contest

7 p.m. – Sounds of Design DJ


Friday, Oct. 4

5-10 p.m. – Carnival rides open

5-6:30 p.m. – Sounds of Design DJ

5 p.m.-dark – Helicopter rides by Black Diamond Harley Davidson ($40 per person or $100 for 3 people)

5:30-6 p.m. – 3rd Annual Run for Hope Race signup, followed by start of race



7-9 p.m. – Live music by Breeden, Bradley and Maze

Saturday, Oct. 5


8 a.m. – Parade lineup at the corner of N 4th and College Sts.

10 a.m. – Parade begins followed by awards presentation at city park

11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Carnival rides open for first session


11 a.m.-dark – Helicopter rides by Black Diamond Harley Davidson ($40 per person or $100 for 3


11 a.m.-11 p.m. – Sounds of Design DJ between events

11 a.m. – Vienna High School’s FFA Antique Tractor Show

1 p.m. – Pedal Push Contest


3 p.m. – Sack Races


4 p.m. – Washer Tournament

5-11 p.m. – Carnival rides open for second session

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Johnson County Cloggers

7:30-11 p.m. Dancing with Sounds of Design DJ

Sunday, Oct. 6

Vienna Car Show

NOTE: Additional activities may be added this week. Watch this post for updates.

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