Alton, Mo. – The annual walnut festival, Alton’s 36th Annual Walnut Festival, was held on Saturday, October 2, 2021.Besides music and vendors, several competitions took place. Here are some pictures of the Saturday fun.
Although limited to children 15 and younger, the ideas were limitless. Beginning with a small unblemished pumpkin, each child could carve whatever creation he wished.The Alton Chamber even supplied the tools. Judges came and awarded prizes to first, second and third places. AltonMo.com will have a winners list as soon as one is available.
Not limited to adults, people of various ages participated in this game of accuracy. Some of the games even began Friday evening.
This year on the courthouse lawn, games were set up for various ages of youth. Some competitions listed were tic-tac-pumpkin and hula hoop bean bags. One of the favorite games for kids of all ages was limbo. Here is Gunnar Kennedy trying his best to not touch the pole.
Meanwhile, for those hungry and thirsty, vendors were selling their wares, offering up scents to make any stomach growl.
The school choirs sang and performed a portion of the school musical “Matilda”. Everyone enjoyed the song selection.
The rain held off and the people present were glad to be there.