The New Melle Festival is next month! We cannot wait for June 10-12 to showcase this year’s festival. On Thursday, June 10 we will have Family Night.
The grounds will open, and rides will start at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. the Second Annual Little Miss and Mister Pageant will take place in the Hall. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a Magic Show; and a balloon artist will be showcasing his creations from 6 to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening there will be demos by various first responder agencies and the ever-popular Agri-Land will be sponsored by Straatmann Feed again this year. Admission on Thursday night will be $2, and if you bring a canned food item, your admission will be $1. Grounds close at 10 p.m.
On Friday night, the grounds will open at 6 p.m. with rides starting and the beer garden opening then. The New Melle Festival Queen Pageant starts at 6:00 p.m. (a new time this year), and at 8 p.m. Howl at the Moon dueling pianos will take the stage. Admission on Friday will be $5, with children 12 and under free.
On Saturday, the New Melle Festival Parade line up will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Daniel Boone Elementary, and the parade will start at 12:30 p.m. winding through the streets of New Melle and ending at NMSR. The theme this year is "Happy 200th Birthday, Missouri." Put your thinking caps on and start planning now to enter a float! Sign up at www.newmellesportsandrec.com on the program registration page.
At 4 p.m., the grounds will open and there will be live local music and a Cornhole tournament in the beer garden. Registration for the baby contest will also begin at 4 p.m., with the contest taking place at 4:30 p.m. in the hall. Brushville takes the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Wristbands will be available for purchase in advance at Peoples Savings Bank and at the office at New Melle Sports and Rec for $17 per day (Date of availability TBD.) At the Festival, wristbands will be $20 per day. We will once again have presale T-shirts that allow free admission into the Festival all weekend. We look forward to sharing more details as they become available, including a full schedule of events, event registration forms, and more in the coming weeks on Facebook and at www.newmellesportsandrec.com. You can also call 636-828-5158 for assistance.