Fall Festival: Lions Lounge a relaxing stop for adults

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By Anna Skinner

With a parade, carnival and other kid-friendly events, the Zionsville Fall Festival is known as a great place for children to have fun.

But what about the parents?

The Lions Lounge – for those 21 and older – will offer beer, wine and live entertainment from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12.

“Many years ago we came up with this idea, because we had this tent set up to be open for Saturday nights and we didn’t have a lot of activities for adults,” said Tim Reinhart, Fall Festival chair.

Sun King Brewery and Hopwood Winery will provide some of the beverages that will be available for purchase. This year’s fall fest theme is wild, wild west so attendees are encouraged to dress in country attire.

The Impalas will perform live music in a variety of genres, including country. The band will begin its set at 7 p.m.

Light appetizers will be available, as well as adult-friendly games like corn hole.

“Mainly it’s just a nice relaxing thing to sit outside the tent and socialize with the rest of the community,” Reinhart said.

A teen-friendly night will be held at the gazebo during those same hours to provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free party for minors. Zionsville United Methodist Church provides childcare for the youngsters in case parents can’t find a babysitter.

To enter the beer tent, there is a $5 cover charge that includes the first pint of beer or glass of wine. Twenty ounce cowboy boot mugs with the fall fest logo will be for sale for $10, which includes first pour of beer. Each additional pour costs $5 but provides four additional ounces for free.

“We had a big attendance last year,” Reinhart said. “A lot of Lions workers go, it’s kind of nice to relax for a while.”

Read more about the Zionsville Fall Festival here.

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