Moravia Fall Festival celebrates family, heritage and community

The 108th annual Moravia Fall Festival

The Moravia Fall Festival is the annual get together where hundreds of people in Southeast Iowa gather to celebrate family, heritage and community.

The small town has been holding this event for 108 years. Organizers say they begin preparing for the festival in January, and about 500 hours of volunteer labor make the event possible. The day was packed with fun starting with a breakfast hosted by the Moravia firefighters, a classic car show, horseshoe pitching, a hotdog eating contest, carnival rides and more.

"We have a band coming in later tonight, our [9] Miss Moravia contestants will be crowned at 4:45 this evening," Chairman Jason Albertson said. "We have lots of cake walks, and we have a big tent full of vendors for everybody to come in and look and see their goods."

Any money raised at the event goes to fund the fall festival next year. If you didn't make it out to the fall festival Saturday, there are still carnival rides and a few events you don't want to miss going on Sunday.