Victorian Festival at Fort Zumwalt Park April 25 Honors Abraham Lincoln

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Celebrating an era when Britain’s Queen Victoria reigned, women’s bonnets were lavishly decorated and gentlemen wore top hats, the Victorian Festival will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

The new festival offers free admission, free parking and free activities, with food trucks providing food and beverages for purchase. Activities include a Victorian Hat Contest, a Mustache Contest and kids’ crafts. Contestants are welcome to wear their own hat (or mustache) in the contests, or make a hat at the festival.

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Highlights of the event include a Victorian skit presented by O’FallonTheatreWorks and a presentation by Baue Funeral Home, “Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy,” in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The presentation will be given in the historic Heald Home at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. The festival, which is sponsored by the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department and Baue Funeral Home, will conclude with the reenactment of a horse-drawn funeral procession.

For more information, contact Tyler Landreth at 636-474-8105 or tlandreth@ofallon.mo.us.