By Jessica Hoover
The Fishers Marching Tiger Band will host a fall festival to raise money for Fishers High School’s band activities throughout the year from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6. The festival – held at Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Rd. in the south parking lot – is a way for the Marching Tiger Band to thank the community for its support, according to Rich Howard, junior vice president for the Fishers High School Band Boosters.
“We want to give back to the community,” Howard said. “We want everyone to come out because we want to be able to say thank you to them. They (students) know that with what they do and at the level that they’re competing at right now, they can’t do it without the community’s support.”
The fall festival will have games and activities such as bobbing for apples, face painting, cornhole and bounce houses, along with a musical instrument petting zoo and a first-responder equipment petting zoo.
“(At the musical instrument petting zoo) the kids or adults will be able to pick up some instruments and play them,” Howard said. “(For the first responder equipment petting zoo) we have coordinated with the Fishers Fire Dept., and we’re also working to get the police to come out. They are going to bring some of their equipment out, whether it’s a truck or a car. We want to let them tell the story of what they do with the equipment they deal with every day.”
There also will be a kid-friendly haunted trail from 4-7 p.m. and a traditional haunted trail from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests can purchase concession tickets for food and drinks, like hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and kettle corn. Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person or $20 per family.