This past weekend, the city of Kuttawa ushered in the fall season with its annual Kuttawa Days festival. This year’s festival also featured the Live on the Lawn concert series and Oktoberfest event.

Activities kicked off Friday afternoon with a food truck rodeo, carnival rides and other local vendors. Families enjoyed the beautiful weather on the lake as children played in the inflatables. The more adventurous took to the carnival rides, enjoying a spin in the Whirly Bird. Some even zip lined down the street.

The evening’s entertainment wound down with concerts by Rock United and The Wildflowers. But it started bright and early the next morning with the inaugural Oktoberfest in front of Hu-B’s Marina. All three events came together this year to make sure there was something for everyone.

This was the first event overseen by Kuttawa’s new tourism director Justin Kimbro, and he deemed it a success thanks to the efforts of all involved.

“I’ve always believed there’s strength in unity,” said Kimbro, “and where you find teamwork, you’ll always find wonderful things. And that’s exactly what hundreds of people got to witness this weekend in Kuttawa.”

“The energy that ignited from everyone involved in Live on the Lawn III concert series with first-ever Oktoberfest, along with the collaboration of Kuttawa Days, was absolutely breathtaking,” he continued, “and should be an inspiration to every small town across America. I can’t thank the city of Kuttawa enough for trusting me and my commissioners to put on this festival and I’m honored to be a part of such an amazing community. Thank you to my commissioners, City Hall and all their workers, our sponsors, our volunteers and everyone who worked so incredibly hard to make this weekend such a success.”

Kuttawa Mayor Barbara Campbell has seen many Kuttawa Days festivals in her time with the city, and every year she enjoys seeing the hard work pay off.

“A huge thank you to Kuttawa Tourism, city council and the city of Kuttawa staff and everyone who worked tirelessly in planning and making Live on the Lawn III, Kuttawa Days and the Oktoberfest a huge success,” Campbell said.

“With beautiful weather, a packed amphitheater with great music, and lots of children enjoying the fun, made the event a great success. We most certainly could not put together such awesome events without the support of our community and we look forward to hosting these events next year,” she finished.

Support for the new additions on a classic favorite is already coming in, with locals enjoying the chance to find so much entertainment in a one-stop shop. Those involved in planning are already taking suggestions for how to top this weekend.