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festivals & events camanche days b-rrry scurry oktoberfest September 21 st Paint the Town Downtown | Morrison, IL For one Saturday, each September, Morrison’s downtown streets are trans- formed into an outdoor canvas for hundreds of amateur artists of all ages to “Paint the Town.” The Children’s Art Preservation Association created this unique family art event as a way for the community to participate in the arts together. The focus of the event is the painting of five- foot squares on and around Morrison’s Main Street. More than 6,000 attend the event annually to enjoy the painting, variety of entertain- ment, and great food. October lbpa chili cook-off main stage with an emcee throughout the day. A Craft Show will be at the RFCC, a Color Run/Walk/Ride and a Soap Box Derby will take place as well. Other areas in Fulton are celebrating Fall. The Early American Crafters portray pioneer living at Heritage Canyon from 10am-4pm. Demonstrations include broomstick making, wood stove cook- ing, weaving, knitting, candle making, wood carving, music and more. September 21st oktoberfest 200 Block of 5th Avenue South | Clinton, IA Enjoy bands, BBQ and beer for this fun celebration of Oktoberfest! downtown trick-or-treat Downtown | Clinton, IA The Lyons District offers another great opportunity to enjoy food, friends, football & fun. Take a break this Satur- day afternoon and enjoy chili and drinks. Try all of the chili entries and vote for your favorite, all while watching the Iowa Hawkeyes on the big screen. Chili & foot- ball make for a perfect fall afternoon! Get your Halloween costumes on and join the fun as you walk along the local downtown businesses to get your “tricks” or “treats!” Downtown trick-or- treat is from 4pm - 6pm. Going on at the same time, is Children’s Discovery Center’s “Trunk-or-Treat” where the park- ing lot is full of treats galore! Don’t forget your candy bag! october 5 & 6 th Fulton Fall Festival October 25th Heritage Canyon | Fulton, IL lyons trick-or-treat Celebrate the Autumn season in Down- town Fulton, at Fulton Fall Fest (tradition- ally 10 am to 4 pm) with a car show, live music, beer garden, and seasonal food like s’mores, caramel corn, cara- mel apples, etc. For the kids there will be gunny sack races, pumpkin painting, make n take crafts, straw bale maze, inflatable rides and many more games. Performances will take place on the Lyons Neighborhood | Clinton, IA Halloween Parade Downtown | Morrison, IL Held the Saturday before Halloween, hundreds of Ghouls, Goblins, Princesses, Witches, Super Heroes and more converge on downtown Morrison. Line-up for the parade begins at Community State Bank with the parade proceeding down Main Street to the Post Office. All participants receive treat bags and prizes are awarded for best costumes. Contact the Morrison Chamber of Commerce at (815) 772- 3757. Parade is held, rain or shine. October 28 th Mardi Gras Parade October 25th Rastrelli’s Brick Alley | Clinton, IA th October 26 th Downtown | Clinton, IA The annual Mardi Gras parade occurs in late October in downtown Clinton. The event includes marching bands, creative floats and features a different theme each year. November 24th Holiday Open House Downtown | Clinton, IA Come “Home for the Holidays” in downtown Clinton for shopping, dining, activities and visits with Santa Claus. November 22nd Bring out the family in your best Hallow- een costumes. Walk around the Lyons District and get your treats & maybe even some tricks. The fun starts at 3pm- 5pm. Make sure to stop by the photo booth to save the memories! Downtown holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown Clinton | Clinton, IA Kick Off the Holiday Season with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony filled with holiday music, dancing, treats, and so much more!! Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 83