The 61st Annual Devine Cactus Fall Festival will be hosted in downtown Devine as usual and will start off with a 10:00 am parade (judging starts at 9am) followed by a carnival and festival, shopping, food, games and live music all day and night.
Parade Grand Marshalls will be all area Veterans, please contact Gary Saathoff 210-289-6204 if you are willing to ride on the Veteran’s floats or in cars. They are forming before 8:15 at the VFW parking lot, departing at 8:30 am to the lineup. Veterans will be the guests of honor and we encourage all veterans that can to join in and ride, and encourage parade goers to respect and honor them by taking off your hats, standing and waving as they pass by surrounded by US Flags.
The parade judging will start at 9:00 am so participants need to be in place before then. As usual the parade with start at the right light in front of Medina Glass at the intersection of Hwy 173 and FM 2200. It will disband in the VFW parking lot.
This year’s parade has over 50 entries and the number is climbing daily as Cindy Morales encourages anyone who would like a float in the parade to call her this week or go by Morales Realty or Bushel and a Peck to fill out a form. There is plenty of room at the back of the parade at this point, so come on and join in the fun.
The Warhorse Mighty Marching Band will be marching and playing the music and style that earned them a Divison 1 at Region and great success this year at the UIL Area Marching Contest, just short of the finals.
The Cactus Fall Festival will have free live music all day on two different stages. The Jeremy Richards Band will headline the event in the 10pm-12 midnight slot. Before him will be David Adam Byrnes from 8-10 pm featuring country music as well. Also playing on the main stage will be The Watters Band (6pm), Bad Funky Bones (11 am), David Tribble (2:30 pm), Love Killed The Hero (4pm), The Fleeks (1pm), DJ Rockin’ Reece.
On the second stage on College Street will be Claude Morgan and The Bandaholics (4:15pm), Michael Wade (3:15pm), John Whipple (2:15), and Bill Caisse taking the stage kicking music off at 1:00pm.
The Hermann Sons Dance Classes will perform on Stage 2 after the parade around 11:30ish.
A Kids Corral will be set up in the concrete slab area between the bank and community center. Three area churches are working together to put on the kids corral.
The Gelly Ball activity is back and will be behind the bank on College Street.
The Carnival will be here from Thursday thru Saturday.
The Youth Art Exhibit will be on display in the community center featuring the theme “Our Community in Cactus and Color”. Over 1,000 entries have been sent in and will be displayed.
Also inside the community center will be exhibits featuring the Cactus Zoo from 1950s, an interactive exhibit featuring the 125th Anniversary of The Devine News, and the annual Plant Sale hosted by the Devine Garden Club.
There will be a full food court with 12 food booths, 7 food trucks and over 60 retail vendor booths will line the parking lot and streets for your shopping fun and offer many different types of good food.
No outside food or drinks are allowed. Lawn chairs are welcome.
If you would like to volunteer to help contact President Bonnie Manning of Devine Chamber at Bon Cafe in Devine or by phone at 210-718-6301. Questions about the parade contact Cindy Morales at 210-218-6530 , and for booth information contact Heather Shults at 210-710-1176.
Be sure to come out Saturday, November 5 on and enjoy the festival and fellowship in downtown Devine.
See devinechamber.org or facebook for other details on vendors joining in this year.
2022 Devine Fall
***Thurs-Saturday – Carnival
***Saturday, November 5, 2022
***10:00 am Parade starts (at corner of- Hwy173/FM220)
11:00-5:00- Exhibits & Art Show inside the community center
11:00 am -All day- Gelly Ball – on College Street
11:00 am -All day- Kids Corral- on College/Bright St.
11:30 am Hermann Sons Dance Classes- Stage 2
***Live Music- Main stage (bank parking lot)
11:00 am – Bad Funky Bones
1:00 pm – The Fleeks
2:30 pm – David Tribble
4:00 pm – Love Killed the Hero
6:00 pm – The Watters Band
8:00 pm – David Adam Byrnes
10:00 pm – Jeremy Richards Band
(Entertainment brought to you by a host of 2022 Devine Fall Cactus Festival Sponsors.)
***Stage 2 (behind Library on College St.)
11:30ish: Hermann Sons Dance Classes
1:00 pm – Bill Caisse
2:15 pm – John Whipple
3:15 pm – Michael Waide
4:15 pm – Claude Morgan & the Bandaholics
(Entertainment sponsored by Medina Electric Coop. Stage, Tables and Chairs by Party Rentals, Devine for the seating area on College Street near Stage 2.)