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Reunion Fest: Bands, Food and Fun


The hustle and bustle of the fair is not for everybody. Some folks may be searching for a refuge filled with hot tunes, great music, and good company. If this sounds like you, you might consider another fun activity that is “adults only”. We are referring to what is commonly known now as: Reunion Fest.

“Eleven years ago we began this event. It kind of started out as my class, Class of 1977, we were going to have a 35 anniversary gathering. The class or two around us wanted to join in and so we got a couple bands to play and started this event,” reflected Lyndall Fraker event organizer.

“If a class is having a reunion, they can contact us and we try to help them out. This year the class of ’72 is having their fiftieth, the class of ’82 is having their fortieth and my class of ’77 is having their forty-fifth. It’s $130 for a 20x20 tent or they are more than welcome to bring their own tent for no charge,” explained Fraker. “It saves them a lot of work. There will be food trucks, bands. It’s only $15 to enter and people can bring their own coolers with beverages of their choice and snacks if they want to.”

Restrooms will be open during the event as well as a building to “cool down”. Reunion Fest is open to anyone-alumni or not. “All adults are welcome. This is a class reunion and general class reunions don’t include children. This is for adults,” expressed Fraker. 

The event starts at 5:00 p.m. on July 2. County Line will play first followed by Ozarks Travelers, fireworks will be around 9:00 p.m. and rounding out the night will be Papa Green Shoes. The outstanding MHS alumni being honored this year is Justin Bertoldie. “We always select someone each year. Justin travels all over the county with the Colt Ford band,” shared Fraker.

“We’ve had anywhere from 300-500 people at this event. It’s a really fun event…I can tell ya  there are classes that have a really good time, they can bring their own beverages in their coolers, and a lot of times people will dance. In Marshfield you won’t find a more fun event,” laughed Fraker. 



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