It’s that time of the year again to announce our annual festival here in our local community. The New Melle Festival is held each year and vendors from around the community, an all-star carnival company, bands from the area, children and adults of all ages come together. New Melle Sports and Recreation will sponsor the New Melle Festival on its grounds June 14th through 16th.
As we plan and look forward to a sunny weekend this year, our board is putting together a great family atmosphere on Thursday night to kick off the weekend. Featuring a magic show, local emergency service vehicles from St. Charles County Police and Ambulance Departments and New Melle Fire District, a balloon artist, and much more, the evening offers fun for the whole family. Admission is only two dollars per person on Thursday, or one dollar with a canned food item to be donated to the local food pantry.
Friday night begins our beer garden and live entertainment featuring a returning favorite, Whiskey Dixon, plus our annual Queen Pageant at 7 p.m. Gates open Friday at 6 p.m. and admission is only 5 dollars, 12 and under free.
The fun continues Saturday afternoon with our washer tournament, baby contest, and live entertainment by Contagious that evening. Our annual parade is going to be reenergized this year with a new committee looking forward to some big changes. The parade will be held June 16th at 11am. We invite area groups to participate with a float, so grab a group of friends and enjoy the parade by taking an active role!