‘FunFest’ set for next week

TRIMONT – The annual Trimont FunFest will begin Friday, and feature a three-day carnival, music, food and fun.

Three bands will perform at Anderson Park on the afternoon of July 12, each with a local affiliation.

“From noon to 1 p.m., we have the local group ‘MillenniuM’ performing,” said Cara Sinn, a member of the Trimont FunFest committee. “After the parade, the band ‘Attitude’ will perform from 4-6 p.m. Paul Lillevold is a member of that group, and after their performance, they will be introducing a band from Seattle that his son, Jeff Lillevold is in.”

Morrison Boomer began with Jeff Lillevold and Jacob Fuller of Trimont relocating to Seattle, Wash., and playing at Pike Place Market for the past five years.

“It’s hard to describe the sound of their music, but when I went on their website, I really liked it,” Sinn said.

Events for FunFest technically begin Monday with the Medallion hunt, with daily clues being posted at Anderson Park shelter house. There also are still tickets available for carnival wristbands that are good for all three days of the FunFest.

“Ticket sales always pick up at the last minute,” Sinn said. “But last year, people who waited until the last minute were out of luck.”

Most of the FunFest Activities kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with the opening of the carnival, and the beer garden opening by the Rail Yard Bar & Grill.

Adult bean bag tournaments begin at 6 p.m. near the beer garden. Carnival rides close at 10 p.m., with the beer garden closing at midnight.

On Saturday, the 5K/10K run and 5K walk begins at 8 a.m., with a 7:30 a.m. registration. A pancake breakfast also starts at 8 a.m., along with the tractor, car and motorcycle show registration, which begins at 9 a.m.

Also at 9 a.m. is the sand volleyball tournament. At 10 a.m., the youth bean bag tournaments begin (registration at 9 a.m.) and FunFest food stands and CREST silent auction open for business. The beer garden and carnival both open at 11 a.m.

The bingo tent opens at noon, and a K-9 police dog demonstration will be at 1:30 p.m. Winners from the car, motorcycle and tractor show will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

The big parade will be held at 3 p.m., and the “Attitude” band will take the park stage at 4 p.m. The kids pedal tractor pull will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a 5 p.m. registration. The silent auction will come to an end at 6 p.m., and “Morrison Boomer” will perform from 6-8 p.m.

The action moves to the Rail Yard at 8:30 p.m. with a street dance and music provided by “10 Cent Pistol.”

A second pancake breakfast will be held Sunday morning at 8 a.m., with community church services at 10 a.m.. The carnival will be operating from noon to 3 p.m.