It may not feel like fall this weekend in Jordan, but tradition means the 72rd annual Jordan Fall Festival will transpire as always.
The festival takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, on Beaver Street in Jordan. Food will be bountiful, beginning with a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. There will also be chicken barbecues (Saturday and Sunday), fresh doughnuts made on site, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, nachos, pretzels and more.
Perhaps the most talked-about part of the festival is its annual greased pole climb, which takes place beginning with a children's greased pole cross at 11 a.m. Sunday. The adult climb follows at 1 p.m.
Live music will be performed by Johnny Rage from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, the Jordan-Elbridge Marching Eagles at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, TJ Sacco from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, the Jordan-Elbridge Community Band at noon Sunday and Loren Barrigar and Briana Jessie from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Other highlights of the festival include a 5K race at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, free wagon rides, a car, bike and truck show on Sunday, children's activities (pumpkin painting, game booths, a youth soccer challenge) and more.
Festival admission and parking is free and open to the public. There will be free shuttles to and from the parking areas. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed, nor are non-service dogs.