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Southside Fall Festival kicks off

The 30th annual Southside Fall Festival began Friday evening at Hyde Park in St. Joseph.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 7:48 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - The 30th annual Southside Fall Festival began Friday evening at Hyde Park in St. Joseph.

The annual event began with the opening ceremonies which welcomed the festival's royalty, singers, and St. Joseph's Mayor Bill McMurray. 

This year, the festival will have a petting zoo.

"It's got a petting zoo. We haven't had a petting zoo in quite some time so it's, you got to go down and see the animals," Gary Pettis, Southside Fall Festival Co-Chair said. "They are great."

In addition to the petting zoo, attendees can enjoy craft booths, festival food, and activities for kids. 

The festival continues Saturday morning with a parade that begins at 10 a.m. on King Hill Avenue. 

The event runs through Sunday. 

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The forecast for today will be very similar to yesterday, but just a couple degrees warmer although we are still staying relatively cool for this time in August. The air quality is much better today with the haze starting to clear out of the area. Tonight will be cool and calm with lows in the mid 60s and light winds. There is a slight chance for isolated showers tonight and tomorrow afternoon, although most of the area should stay dry. Dry and sunny conditions continue into the weekend as temperatures start to warm up again. Highs look to stay in the 80s until midweek and then start to climb into the 90s as we head into the weekend.
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