Thursday, June 14, 2019 was Family Night at the New Melle Festival. This family-friendly event features lots of opportunities to learn and explore, including demonstrations and vehicle tours by numerous first responders, including the St. Charles County Canine Unit, Bomb Squad, Tactical Support, Forensics truck, and a Police Helicopter, plus a St. Charles County Ambulance, Air Evac Helicopter; New Melle fire department vehicles and more.
The ever--popular agri-land returned, compliments of Straatmann Feed in New Melle, plus booths and activities sponsored by the St. Charles County Library District, Peoples Savings Bank, Catala Facial Spa and Retreat and more. The kids also enjoyed carnival rides and a great magic show and balloon art from Premiere Entertainment.
The 2019 Festival continues Friday evening with the Queen Coronation at 7 p.m. INSIDE (this is different from the originally posted schedule) and then live music by Contagious at 8 p.m.
Saturday morning, over 60 people have signed up to run or walk in "The Gizzard Run". Races start at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 1:30, followed by activities on the ball field. The baby contest will be at 3:30 (registration 3 p.m.), and a rugby exhibition game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a cornhole tournament in the beer garden starting at 3 p.m.. Local entertainer Joe Bizelli will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. and at 8:30 Brushville takes the stage. For more information refer to the event schedule.