The Monroe City Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Fall Festival at St. Jude’s Park on October 5. Residents enjoyed event from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There were vendors and activities for all ages to enjoy. The event was enjoyed by locals and several patrons, who were visiting from out of town to watch Monroe City’s annual Band Day which was hosted by the Monroe City R-1 Marching Band.
Band Day hosted 15 Bands throughout the day, with a parade, field and drumline competitions.
Young artists were seen using their talents in the craft tent, which was made available by Ben Franklin. Others enjoyed the food vendors throughout the day, while several took the time to shop and browse through booths. A corn pit, provided by the Farmer’s Elevator, was a popular spot for children to play, along with a bounce house and obstacle course. Several lined the streets to enjoy the marching band members, as they played their instruments and waved their flags down Main Street.
The downtown was filled with people shopping and enjoying the downtown area. Mudd Pie offered special take and bake menu items, as well as a fall dinner and specialty drinks. Owner Mandi Mudd stated, “This was one of the best days my business has seen since opening.”