Forestville Fall Festival to feature contests, events

FORESTVILLE – This year at the Forestville Fall Festival participants can look forward to a chili cook-off, a Jack-O-Lantern contest and the return of Jim Tofil for antique appraisals.

Get out you crock pots, because for the first time the Fall Festival will hold a chili cook-off. Entries must be in at least a 5-quart crockpot and be delivered to the Forestville high school by noon on Oct. 5.

Categories include: Best of the best, Maybe next year and most tantalizing title. Enter to win bragging rights, a trophy and a cash prize.

Tickets will be sold for tasting and the public can vote for its favorite chili. Proceeds of the tasting will go to Fall Festival charities and scholarship fund.

To pre-enter your chili call Terri at 679-8384 or Janine at 965-2607.

Also new this year will be the Jack-O-Lantern contest held on Oct. 5 and 6. Decorated pumpkins will be judged in three categories: scariest, funniest and most original. Prizes will be awarded and the Jack-O-Lanterns will be on display in downtown Forestville.

To enter bring your Jack-O-Lantern to the Forestville village mall on Friday, Oct. 4 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 6 p.m.

A returning favorite for the Fall Festival will be Jim Tofil, who will appraise antiques for $5 an item. Tofil has given all his proceeds in the past to the Fall Festival.

For more information on the festival call Carol at 965-4262 or Joanne at 965-4351.