The 22nd annual Wilson Fall Festival will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with gospel singing across the street from the Assembly of God Church on East Main Street. Those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the best seats.


The 22nd annual Wilson Fall Festival will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with gospel singing across the street from the Assembly of God Church on East Main Street. Those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the best seats.


The Fall Festival, coordinated by the Wilson All Sports Club, features a wide variety of activities through Sunday. Most of the events are free.


“There’s only about 10 of us on the sports club, and this is a fun week getting everything organized,” said Kelly Whatley.


Saturday begins with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the school cafeteria. Cost is $5 per person. Parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. at the elementary school. Bicycles will line up at the Assembly of God Church for judging. There is no cost to enter the parade and cash prizes will be awarded. The parade begins at 11 a.m.


At 11:30 a.m., Main Street will be blocked off for vendors and contests. More than 25 craft and food booths are expected. Local cheerleaders will perform in the center of Main Street at 11:30 a.m.


A Guitar Hero contest is set at noon at the library. Entry fee is $10, and a $50 prize will be awarded. Children may also want to participate in the balloon toss, Hula-Hoop and limbo contests.


“We usually have games for the kids, and this year we have a scavenger hunt, Fear Factor with a $50 prize, an ugly dog contest, and a bubble gum blowing contest,” Whatley said. “We have a bunch of food booths and people set up booths all along Main Street.”


A street dance will cap off the evening from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday with entertainment provided by the Country Travelers. Lawn chairs are encouraged.


On Sunday, a brisket lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. King and queen candidates will be selling tickets for Saturday’s breakfast and Sunday’s lunch. The candidates who sells the most tickets will be crowned 2008 Fall Festival Royalty at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Football Scrimmage

A football scrimmage between Wilson and Lone Grove is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of 2008 Wilson Fall Festival events. A hometown pep rally will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday with cheerleaders and the band performing, along with introduction of the football players.


Information about Fall Festival Events is available by calling Kelley Whatley at (580) 465-4138.