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Gladefest Offers Free Fun for All Ages

Gladefest Offers Free Fun for All Ages

Gladefest Offers Free Fun for All Ages 

For the 14th straight year, the Gladeville community will host a day of free family fun at Gladefest.  This year’s event takes place Saturday, September 17.

Gladeville will host the 14th annual GladeFest event on Saturday, September 17, offering fun for the entire family.  Most activities will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The second annual GladeFest 5K Glow Run/Fun Run will take place the evening before the event.  On Friday, September 16, the fun run will start at 8 p.m., and the glow run will begin at 8:30.  The run is hosted by, and proceeds will benefit, Gladeville Elementary School. Online registration is available at

On Saturday, visitors to GladeFest can start the day right with breakfast at the community center starting at 8 a.m., sponsored by the Mt. Juliet Chick-Fil-A. Throughout the day, GladeFest attractions include a variety of craft vendors (those interested in a booth can contact; carnival games; pony rides; live entertainment; an antique car show; a tractor display; and free inflatables for children at Wilson Bank & Trust.  Youth baseball games will take place throughout the day at the Gladeville ball field.  There are a variety of food vendors, with concessions ranging from hamburgers and barbecue to homemade pies.

Wilson Bank & Trust’s Gladeville office, located at 8875 Stewarts Ferry Pike, will provide a free photo booth sponsored by Walgreens inside the branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The bank will also host an art contest open to all ages, with various categories for paintings and drawings (visit ‘Upcoming Events’ at for details). Woodworking, sculptures, and fine crafts will also be on display at the bank, but not part of the contest. Painting and drawing entries are due to the WB&T Gladeville branch by Thursday, September 15.

A scholarship program is also associated with the community event. The second annual GladeFest scholarship will be awarded in the spring to a former Gladeville Elementary student from Wilson Central High School’s class of 2017.

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