fall apples 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/19) — The city is gearing up for its 12th Annual Madisonville Kidapalooza set for Saturday, Oct.19 in downtown Madisonville.

This children's event is undergoing major changes and plans are to coordinate a fall festival atmosphere, Madisonville spokeswoman Skylar Phaup reported.

“We sent out a survey after the conclusion of our Summer Concert Series,” Mayor Kevin Cotton said in a statement. “Upon reviewing the collected data, we noticed the want for more kid-driven activities and a seasonal fall event, so we decided this was the perfect opportunity to bring those wishes to fruition.”

This fall's occasion will include new additions including seasonal food and other activities that families usually travel out of town. An outdoor movie, costume parade, hay slides and other activities are being planned for 1-6 p.m.

After speaking with a few local organizations, the community has decided to band together to make this event even bigger, Phaup said. The Woman’s Club of Madisonville will host window painting in downtown on the same day for all interested parties. Kidapalooza also will feature an extended-hours Farmer’s Market in the downtown area.

“The goal of expanding this event is to create a free, seasonally-themed festival that can not only provide the community with the type of entertainment that it wants, and draw others from out of town into Madisonville,” Phaup said. “We are actively searching for vendors, businesses who want to participate, and anticipate an increase in community involvement for this year’s Kidapalooza.”

In an effort to make this year the biggest Kidapalooza event yet, the city of Madisonville has decided to waive all vendor fees for activity booths, vendor booths, food vendors, retail and craft vendors. The popular venue remains free to attend.

Interested civic clubs, churches, businesses or other organizations interested in participating can obtain an application or mor information by contacting City Hall at (270) 824-2100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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