KingFest, held annually the first Saturday in October at King Central Park, includes a variety of activities for all ages. Live music performed at the amphitheatre features 50's, oldies, bluegrass and gospel music. Also included in the day's events are arts and crafts, children's activities, a youth fishing tournament, a horseshoe pitching tournament, community-prepared country food, heritage demonstrations, miniature train rides, a classic cruise-in car show, kids' Olympics, a corn hole tournament, contests and prize drawings. Admission and parking are free, and parking is adequate for bus tours.
King Central Park, located on Kirby Road, is a 17-acre municipal park, with paved walking trails; a stocked fish pond; picnic shelters, restored eighteenth century cabins, a veterans' memorial and an amphitheatre.
Directions: From US Hwy 52, take exit 123 and go 1/2 mile toward King. Turn right onto Kirby Road and go 1/2 mile, just past P.B. Clark's Restaurant. King Central Park will be on the left. There is a sign and U.S. flag flying at the first entrance to the park. Public parking will be in the amphitheatre lot at the second park entrance.