NMSR Presents 69th Annual New Melle Festival June 9-11

The annual New Melle Festival begins on Thursday evening June 9 and ends on Saturday evening June 11. Get ready to enjoy carnival rides, shows, cold drinks and of course our world famous gizzards right here in New Melle!
Admission for the festival – Thursday night is only $2 per person or $1 with a canned food donation. Friday and Saturday are $5 per person and 12 and under are free.
The Festival starts Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Family Night. The 3rd Annual Little Miss and Mister Pageant will take place in the room at 6:30 p.m. Registration is now open and will close online at noon on Thursday, June 9. To register, visit www.newmellesportsandrec.com/2021-festival. Admission to Thursday’s Family Night includes Straatman Feed Agri-Land, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Magic Show, NMFPD Demonstrations and an Emergency Vehicle Demonstration featuring the Bomb/Swat & Forensics, medical helicopters and more. All activities close at 9 p.m. except rides and carnival grounds close at 10 p.m.

On Friday evening, the festival starts at 6 p.m. and the park closes at 12:30 a.m.; the beer garden will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight. The 69th New Melle Festival Queen Pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Live music from Turning Point from 8 p.m. to midnight on the main stage. The carnival rides will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday begins with the festival parade at 12:30 p.m. This year’s theme is ‘Cartoons’, so invite your friends or organization and enter a parade float for free. (To be entered into the float contest, you must pay a $25 entry fee.) Line up for the parade is at 11:30 a.m. at Daniel Boone Elementary. The courts open at 4:00 p.m. and the baby contest will take place in the NMSR room at 4:30 p.m. Entrants must wear a plain white t-shirt and the contest is for children 0-24 months. The cornhole tournament also starts at 4:30 p.m. in the beer garden. Live music from Just for Fun Productions features Darrin Norris from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and outdoor dancing with live music from Brushville from 8 p.m. to midnight. The carnival rides will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The park closes at 12:30 a.m.

There are still a few open kiosks and parade float locations, visit our website for more information. For any questions regarding the festival, please email This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the NMSR office at 636-828-5158. Find the complete program on the Festival 2022 page on www.newmellesportsandrec.com or click here to consult the flyer.

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