Neese column: Get set for fun at the Indian Land Fall Festival

-A A +A

13th annual event Nov. 3-4 offers rides, music, fireworks and more

We are excited as the Indian Land Fall Festival continues to grow each year. This year we are seeing many changes, most notably the addition of a second day as we transition into a multi-day event.
The Fall Festival showcases Indian Land and Lancaster County – its people, businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations. It takes all of us working together to put on an event of this size, and it is exciting to see the new faces standing side by side with folks who have been here from the start over 13 years ago.
Besides adding Sunday to the lineup, we have a record number of participants this year. Food and music are always a key component of festivals, and we have over three dozen various food trucks now lined up. One of our signature sponsors is Comporium, and they are sponsoring the main stage, which will have a mix of performers and close on Saturday with Kasey Tyndall and 20 Ride. Inside the stadium, we will have a second stage, aptly named the Reservation Stage. There will be a variety of performers throughout the day, closing to the dance sounds of DJ C.C. Brown. On Sunday, we also have a full lineup of performers on both stages.
Due to the growth of the event, we are expanding the area typically reserved just for the VFW car show. This year, the Farm Zone will move there, along with the trackless train, Amaz’n Blaz’n Fire Truck, the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church pancake breakfast, more food trucks and a third music stage anchored by Brown’s Uptown Sound, and performances by magician Jef Lambdin and Diamond Shaped Daylight closing out the day.
Our other signature sponsor, Active Waste, will have their show trucks on site and coordinate all of our recycling and clean-up activities. 
Two other new activities will be our new festival rides, anchored by a Ferris wheel and other popular amusements and rides, and then we will close out the evening with our first fireworks show, presented by Sharonview Federal Credit Union. 
We all know Indian Land is a great place to live, work and raise a family. On Nov. 3 and 4, come out and celebrate and enjoy a great time at the 2018 Indian Land Fall Festival.  


Mike Neese is chairman of the Indian Land Fall Festival.