Overview Of What’s Happening During The Walnut Festival Weekend

Annual Black Gold Walnut Festival activities.

Annual Black Gold Walnut Festival activities of 2018.

The 37th Annual Black Gold Walnut Festival is fast approaching on September 30, 2022, and October 1, 2022. The weekend will be filled with awesome activities. The Walnut Festival is a family-friendly event. This is a brief overview of the Walnut Festival weekend.


Friday night is the 5K/1 mile walk/run with registration beginning at 5:30 pm. There is going to be free bouncy houses, a classic car cruise-in, music, and food. Note: Due to the Alton Fire Department having a corn-hole tournament, there will not be one at the run.


The Walnut Festival starts at 9:00 am on Saturday. There will be a pumpkin carving, woodworking, and baking contest.  Live music will be performed throughout the day. A wide variety of booths will be there selling food, drinks, clothes, and more! The quilt show will also happen again at the Community Worship Center at 10:00 am. Also throughout the day, free inflatables, popcorn, and snow cones will be available for the kids. A petting zoo may also be there. AltonMo.com will also have a booth set up for free kids games and a cake walk!

Make sure to mark the Walnut Festival on the calendar because it’s an event you don’t want to miss!

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