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September 15 , 16 , 17, 2023
Hyde Park, St. Joseph, MO
Friday - Noon to 9 PM
Saturday - 10 to 10 PM
Sunday - 11 to 4 PM
To register for the 2023 SSFF Parade please download the entry form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our theme this year is Ole Fashion Carnival at Lake Contrary. See details on the Parade info page below.
See below for our Band lineup for 2023. If you are interested in becoming an entertainer for the South Side Fall Festival for next year please email email@example.com.
Our 2023 Royalty Contest is in full planning mode. To get more information on this year's Royalty contest please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to be available soon.
Check www.myqcountry.com in September for more details on the 2023 Q-Country 92.7 Baby Show.
Would you like to help plan the South Side Fall Festival or volunteer to help during the festival? Please email email@example.com or call 816-273-7041.
More than 40 Local Craft Tents
Friday (approx.) 9:05 PM by Ariel FX
King Hill Plaza to Missouri Ave. (2-Miles)
Funnel Cakes - Kettle Corn - BBQ - Giant Tenderloins - Much More.
Rides - Games - Bounce House - Petting Zoo - Karaoke - Pony Rides.
Click HERE for the full Band Lineup.
Parade Entry Form
On this page you can get the parade entry rules and parade details. Use the next button below to view the 2-pages. Click the Download button below for the Parade Entry Form .
Our 2022 SSFF Parade sponsor is Sealed Air - 2313 SW Lower Lake Rd, St. Joseph, Missouri
816-238-7102 - www.sealedair.com
My name is Sue Grable. I was born the seventh of ten children of the late Thurman and Velma Newberry. There were five boys and five girls, and we lived most of our lives in the south side of Saint Joseph. I attended Lake Contrary Elementary and Benton High School.
I was married in 1975 and have two beautiful daughters who both also attended Benton High School. My oldest, Brandy Hall, now lives in Niagara Falls, New York. She has two children, my first two grandchildren, Sarah, and Cameron. My youngest is Misty Cox who lives in Saint Joseph and has three children, Jayden, Makenna, and Kayson.
I was a hairdresser for 15 years and loved doing it. I worked in the south side of Saint Joseph for Jim Asup and then later Julie’s Cut and Curl at the corner of Hyde Park. When the girl’s father got sick and passed away, I gave up hairdressing. I became a school bus driver for the Saint Joseph School District and worked for 11 years. That was a challenge! Some of the winter driving I could have done without, but I really enjoyed the people. I have been a dedicated member of the Hoseanna Tabernacle Church for 30 years. The church resided near Hyde Park for many years.
Then I met and married a wonderful man. We were married for ten years before cancer took him. He really loved to help with the floats we put together for the South Side Fall Festival. My three sisters and I started our Red Hat chapter in 2006 and named it The Sassy Sisters, and that’s what we’ve called ourselves ever since. My oldest sister, Jane Orth was also involved with the South Side Fall Festival with us, as she would donate her time and resources. Jane and my other sister Kay Woollard have both passed away from cancer. After they passed away, we continued our Chapter, and it still has always been made of sisters. Now we have two beautiful great ladies that are sisters – and are new “sisters” in our chapter – so we go on.
We enjoy so much being part of the South Side Fall Festival Committee. We love helping to make things come together. Maybe by just marking the ground off with flags or painting numbers. It takes a lot of people and time to make it happen and we love being a part of it. We often work at the raffle booth, meeting and talking to people is what we do best. It’s very satisfying as I work with a great bunch of people.
I love the parade; we keep hoping to encourage more people to help put more effort into this part of the festival. My Chapter starts planning and working on the next year as soon as the parade ends. We love to hear the crowd scream for beads. It’s the Red Hat Ladies, young and old want them. We were so proud to have won five different times. We get teased about it, but we put a lot of time and pride into it. Not sure how many years it’s been but it will be many more.
My name is Helen Nelson. I’ve lived my entire life in St. Joseph, MO. My parents were Thurman and Velma Newberry. I come from a large family of ten children, 5 girls and 5 boys. I have 3 children, Gary (Brenda) Owens, Tammy (Gregg) Kline, & Travis (Rachel) Owens. All three went to schools in the south side and all are Benton High School graduates. My son Travis was a St. Joseph firefighter. He had a great love for helping the entire community and was very St. Joe proud! A part of my heart died the day we lost Travis in 2019. He is greatly missed and will never be forgotten. I have been blessed with 12 grandchildren and 19 grandchildren. I love all of them greatly as my family is my world.
I retired from Helen Davis State School in 2007. My years working with students were very rewarding. I truly loved my job and everyone I worked with.
I’ve been a member of the Red Hat Society since 2006. I held the position of Queen for “The Sassy Sisters” Red hat group in St. Joseph, MO. We were a group of four sisters, Myself, Jane Orth, Kay Woolard, & Sue Grable. Sadly, Jane and Kay have both passed on, but they will always be a part of us. I stepped down as Queen in 2022 and am still active as Vice-Queen. We are currently a group of 4 wonderful friends and sisters: Queen Sue Grable, Cheryl Huffman, Chris Puett, and me.
I have been a volunteer in the South Side Fall Festival for many years. Our Red Hat Society has had a float in the parade every year and has taken 1st place in the float contest several times. I look forward to the festival each year and getting to spend time with the many friends that I have made over the years of volunteering. I am now enjoying life with my partner, Bob Schwamp. Together we enjoy volunteering at the festival. It takes a small village of dedicated, hard-working volunteers to pull off a 3-day festival and parade. I’m very proud to be a part of it. Please consider volunteering, it’s a rewarding experience and we need lots of volunteers.