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Saturday, November 22
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Central 9am-6pm
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Feel the History

West Side Nut Club  


This documentary takes us back to the beginning of one of the first street festivals in the United States, organized by the West Side Nut Club. Dick Barchet, 2001 West Side Nut Club president, and Marcella Stein, daughter of Horney's restaurant owners, recall the history of the famed festival from the early days of sponsorship from the West Side Businessmen's Association to the present.

Members of the West Side Businessmen's Association, who would meet informally for lunch at Horney's, formed the West Side Nut Club in 1921, and in October of that year hosted the first festival on Franklin Street. What began as a Halloween-themed one night event in late October has transformed into the highly anticipated annual Fall Festival during the first full week of October, drawing hundreds of thousands of people over multiple city blocks.

For more information about the Feel the History project, please visit www.feelthehistory.com.