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Happenings

71st New Melle Festival June 6 - 8

New Melle Sports and Rec is hosting the 71st New Melle Festival on June 6, 7, and 8. Once again this year, Thursday night is Family Night and features rides and games, balloon art, face painting, a magic show and everyone's favorite First Responder displays featuring St. Charles County Police, St. Charles County Ambulance District and New Melle Fire Department.

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Carnival rides will run all three nights from 6 to 10 p.m. Watch for pre-buy carnival armband details to be announced mid-May.

This year, live music will feature Brushville on Friday night, and new this year, Plastic Kings on Saturday night. Other highlights include the New Melle Queen Pageant, Little Miss and Mister Contest, Fried Gizzards, Parade, and more. The exact details for this year’s festival are still being finalized. Stay tuned for more information and check back for updates at www.newmellesportsandrec.com and on Facebook @newmellesportsandrec.