Fallfest is back in 2021, and looks to be Bigger than Ever

The Clifton Main Street Board of Directors and City of Clifton is excited to present Fallfest this year.  The festival is set for Saturday, October 16, and promises a ton for locals and travelers to do. A rock-climbing wall, obstacle course, and more are planned for the ever-popular Kids Zone this year.  This year, a classic car cruise-in will accompany the event on Saturday. The cruise is hosted by the Cen-Tex Classics & Hot Rod Club.

"The City of Clifton and Clifton Main Street volunteers want to invite everyone out to downtown Clifton for the 20th annual FallFest on October 16. We've got some great live music going on, and entertainment all day."

Clifton Community Development Director/Main Street Director Angela Smith Tweet
FallFest in 2019

This year, a street dance is planned for Saturday evening, with the nationally-acclaimed band Ricochet headlining the event. Bobby Dean & Timeless Country Band will open the show up. More musical acts will be announced as the event approaches. Two stages will provide double the musical entertainment this year.  

"In 1996 the members of country super group Ricochet watched their debut single, “What Do I Know”, rise to the Top 5 earning the band the honor of the highest charting debut single of the year. The follow-up single release, “Daddy’s Money”, became an immediate across the board hit, rising to #1 on the Radio & Records Country Singles Chart, the Gavin Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Country Singles Chart (where it stayed #1 for two consecutive weeks). The band’s distinctive musical style and intricate harmonies earned them the recognition as one of the most popular vocal groups in country music, a mantle they still wear today."

"It's going to be the first time in a while that we have a national act playing the street dance. It's going to be an impressive lineup throughout the day. We're going to have some TV and movie celebrities signing autographs as well."

Toney Rogers of the Entertainment Committee Tweet

A VIP section is a new addition to the festival as well, with exclusive goodies and seating for the music. A cornhole tournament, three-on-three basketball tournament, and a pie contest is planned for the event. Groups from the Bosque Arts Center, like the Quilting Guild and Dancing Witches, will also be present for some festive fall fun. Demonstrations from artisans, the Bosque Museum, and even a Nellie Pederson Civic Library sale will be available for the public.

"We're excited to offer aspects, food and music that really celebrate the heritage and culture that is unique to Clifton. Whether it's the arts, the Germanic history, the Norwegian aspect, and also, our growing Hispanic culture that is here too, we just want everyone not from here to see what Clifton is like, and then, for the folks that are here, we want to celebrate them."

Volunteers, Vendors still sought

Organizers are still looking for volunteers and vendors for the event. Sponsors are also sought to help grow the festival, and make it a great year for FallFest. 

"We've got some heritage exhibits and performances...so many more artisans and performers we have scheduled this year than in the past."

Smith, speaking of the big FallFest plans this year Tweet

For more information, to volunteer or become a vendor, or sponsor this festival that showcases Bosque County, email mainstreet.cliftontx@gmail.com, call 254-253-0146, or click here to message Clifton Main Street on Facebook.