Next week’s Fall Festival to feature Trunk-or-Treat, food trucks, performance by Stonefish


Abby Ann Ramsey

Seniors Bridget Greer and Lilly Sitver pose for a picture in their decorated trunk at last year’s festival.

Aurora Silavong, News Editor

Bearden’s fourth annual Fall Festival will take place on Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The popular Trunk-or-Treat, where students decorate cars and pass out candy, makes a return, as well as club-sponsored booths featuring games and other activities. Participating cars and booths will be located throughout the staff parking lot located at the side of the building.

Festival-goers are encouraged to vote for which Trunk-or-Treat car was the most creative, and the winner of the contest receives a free pie from Buttermilk Sky Pie every month for a year.

Food trucks Holy Smokin’ BBQ, Forks on the Road, and Knox Dough will be at the festival. Look forward to delicious treats such as hot dogs, sliders, and all flavors of egg-free, edible cookie dough.

The band Stonefish, featuring two Bearden students, two West High School students, and one Bearden alum, will perform from 7 to 7:30.

The main mission of Fall Festival is to give back to the community. Admission is $5, and all of the proceeds go to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Additionally, food vendors usually donate a portion of their profits to Second Harvest. The festival serves as a fun way to fundraise that is enjoyable not only for Bearden students, but for the greater Knoxville community as a well.

“Fall Festival is truly a great way to kick off the colder weather,” says junior Abby Ann Ramsey, Co-Chair of the Student Government committee that planned the festival. “You get to see little kids dressed up in Halloween costumes, you can win prizes (even live fish), and eat a lot of food with your friends.”

In order to generate even more interest and publicity for the event, SGA members went to area elementary schools the week before fall break to open car doors for children and pass out fliers. They visited Bluegrass, A.L. Lotts, Northshore, West Hills, and Rocky Hill Elementary Schools.