Great Falls Reporter

  • Happy birthday Great Falls!
  • To dance at festival
  • Festival band





  • Festival shirts are in
  • Sponsors lend support to annual festival

    To put on a festival takes money and festival organizers say “thank you” to the Town of Great Falls and local and county businesses who are supporting the annual event. Sponsors include:

    • Town of Great Falls

    • Perry Slayton/State Farm, Great Falls

    • Cremeans Family Dentistry, Chester

    • Chester County Natural Gas

    • Montgomery's EZ Market, Great Falls

    • Spratt Savings & Loan, Chester

    • Founders Federal Credit Union, Chester

  • Flopeye Fish Festival schedule


    Opening time – 3 p.m. Carnival rides, music by disc jockey, entertainment, food and craft vendors


    Opening time – 9 a.m. with carnival rides, car show, music by the Great Falls Red Devil Band

    9:15 a.m. –       Ruthie’s School of Dance

    10  a.m.  –        Revelation Band

    11:30 a.m. –     Carolina Country Dancers

  • Festival offerings to include toys, jewlery, pet items

    Vendors will offer a variety of items during the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival. Some of the items include:

    • Carolina Home Remodeling: Information.

    • Shuckasoapo: Handmade soaps, handmade lotions, bubble bath, scrubs, candles, other bath and body products, pet shampoo and liquid and bath bombs.

    • Christ Family Center: Monogram letters (single and circle), T-shirts, plaques, flags, stands and wreath holders.

    • Kids Play: Sand art, duck pond, high striker, spinning wheel and a basketball game.

  • Wings, burgers, fish, pizza and more

    There will most certainly be something to suit your appetite at the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival. Vendors will offer hamburgers, chicken, fish, pretzels, shrimp and much more. Check out the listing below:

    • Fresh-N-Ready: Chicken wings, hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, fries, pulled pork, lemonade, water and sodas.

    • Aloha Sno: Shaved ice, cotton candy, popcorn and pretzels.

  • Flags to honor fallen veterans

    The Veterans of Valor project to decorate the graves of fallen veterans is coming into the home stretch.

    Dana Greenleaf and Millard Smith have identified the graves of over 500 veterans in the cemeteries in Great Falls. They are now in the process of placing a small piece of pipe at each grave to hold the flags on Memorial Day.

  • Fish, fries and fritters at 35th Flopeye Fish Festival

    It’s festival time!

    The 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival in on tap for this weekend.

    Festivities will kick off around 5 p.m. Friday with carnival rides and a dance.

    The dance will feature a disc jockey playing a variety of music.

    Organizers Todd Wright and Kathy Hinson said they asked Great Falls High School seniors what they wanted for entertainment at the festival and they chose a disc jockey.