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Glenfest quickly approaching; festival takes place at Miner Park Oct. 1

The Village of Glen Carbon is excited to host Glenfest at Miner Park once again on Saturday, Oct. 1. This community-wide annual festival showcases a variety of local businesses and is filled with food, drinks and music. This year’s event will take place from 5 p.m. until the firework display at nightfall.

Local businesses have signed on as sponsors, partnering with the Village to create this community event.

The evening’s events include a Bubble Bus appearance from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with Riverbend Ax Throwing offering opportunities to develop your ax throwing talent as well, along with select food and drink vendors.

A Glenfest Bags Tournament is also happening with registration required and only a few more slots available. Contact Nicole at (618) 288-1200 to learn more and to sign up your team. The tournament begins at 6 p.m. and will be held on the tennis courts at Miner Park.

Food vendors include Sugarfire, Romeo’s, La Fiesta, Mighty Me Food Truck and Boy Scouts Troop 8030 selling burgers and hot dogs. Scooters will be there with coffee, hot cocoa and sweets and Kona Ice will be serving up their shaved ice treats. The Big Rigs, a country-rooted St. Louis band, will hit the stage to entertain the crowd at 7 pm. Their music mixes cover tunes with 3-part vocal harmony and a sizzling fiddle. The festival concludes with a firework display co-sponsored by The Staenberg Group, a Diamond Level Sponsor, that will light up the Village sky.

Other Diamond Level Sponsors for Glenfest include Bank of Springfield, Ooh La La Spa, TWM Engineering and Plocher Construction. Gold Digger Sponsors are The Lochmueller Group, WHKS and Butler Marcus Group. Coal Miner Sponsors are Together We Learn and Elite Chiropractic-Dr. Christina Claywell. Bob Marcus, Mayor of Glen Carbon, appreciates the partnerships with the local businesses and looks forward to this year’s Glenfest. “The tremendous support from the community to hold this annual festival is always appreciated, and it’s fun to see everyone enjoying one of our favorite parks surrounded by their neighbors and friends. It’s always a good time,” said Marcus.

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