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Liberty’s Fall Festival starts Friday

Liberty’s Fall Festival begins Friday in Historic Downtown Liberty with live entertainment, a carnival; and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday the carnival and craft/vendors nearby will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

A parade is at 11 a.m. Saturday. The route is slightly different from previous years due to construction on Franklin.

The parade starts at Heritage Middle School and travels east on Kansas Street to the Historic Liberty Square and turns north at Leonard, west on Franklin, north on Gallatin and west on Mississippi where it ends on Grover Street.

Also on Saturday, children can participate in pedal car races and a Teresa Y. Porter Memorial Stick Horse Rodeo. The Chamber will have “loaner horses” available for children to participate in the stick horse rodeo.

The band 6 Degrees West will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the outdoor stage near the James S. Rooney Justice Center. Other acts will perform throughout the day Saturday, with Joyride closing out the entertainment from 7 to p.m.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the parade and other activities. For complete information go to www.libertyfallfest.com or call the chamber at 816-781-5200.

| Norma King, Special to The Star