The History of Fall Fest
The Bethlehem Lutheran Fall Fest was started in 2000 by a group of parents, teachers, and school supporters. It is the main fundraising event for Bethlehem Lutheran School. Fall Fest has quickly grown into an annual community event with hundreds of runners (kids and adults) enjoying the fall weather and participating in Fest activities that include bounce houses, games, and local food vendors. This year our goal is to raise $25,000. This money will be used for equipment and experiences that will directly benefit students at Bethlehem Lutheran School (map).
This year's event is being held at Howard Amon Park on Saturday, October 8th. The 1-mile fun run, 5K race, and 10K races will take place on the walking path that runs through the park along the Columbia River. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race.
The Fall Fest is a celebration of Bethlehem Lutheran School’s involvement in the Tri-Cities’ community as well as welcoming in the new school year. Last year, the 1-mile fun run had over 200 school children participate with grades ranging from Preschool to 8th grade. After the race, families can enjoy fun activities including laser tag, bounce houses, and games. Food is available from local food trucks. Come to the Fall Fest this year and participate in one of the races or just have fun with the Fest games and activities.