It’s best to pre-order these meal options before the festival - there will be limited availability to purchase that day. Keep scrolling to view additional food options to purchase on the day of the festival.

Boss Hogs Barbecue

BBQ, sauce, roll, slaw and chips

Boujee Soul Food

Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Roll

Sandra Lee's Country Kitchen

Philly Steak Sandwich & Fries

Hungry Howie's Pizza

Extra Large 16" whole pizza

Hot Dogs by Rice N Beans Ministry

Two hot dogs, chips and drink

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NEW! Service Auction

Need something done at home, a car repair, financial advice, a haircut, facial, or something else? Come bid for services from businesses owned by Central members.  Win the bid, and not only do you get the service, but your purchase will support a child going to camp, one of Central’s missionaries, or a local outreach. Register online, then pick up your bidding paddle at the festival.

NEW! Fall Favorites Cook-off

So, you fancy yourself to be a chef - or at least you can prepare your family a mean meal.  You're invited to cook up a fall favorite by selecting from the provided ingredients. Tickle the palates of our three illustrious judges to win the top prize.  All ingredients, cooking utensils and supplies are provided.  Register online, names will be drawn to compete. We can't wait to see what you'll cook up!

NEW! Central To Go "Minute to Win It"

If you’re not a member of a Central to Go group, you will want to be, because we’re having a fun, something-for-everyone, friendly competition between these adult groups.  These one - minute games are not strenuous and can be played by anyone. In a few short minutes, your entire Central to Go group could win a catered meal for one of your weekly meetings.  Have your group leader let us know you want to compete by emailing [email protected].



Classic Car Show

Register your classic car for all festival-goers to admire.  These one-of-a-kind cars will be on display where visitors can cast a vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award. 

Fishing Contest

Bring your own bait and tackle to compete for great gift cards by catching bass, brim, and crappie. This catch-and-release competition will be held at the large pond from 2:30-3:30pm.  Register below by Oct. 13, or on the day of the festival.

Arts and Crafts Show

We have a lot of talent in our congregation, representing places from around the world. Be sure to visit the booths of amazing hand-made items for sale by 20 artists.  Their art will shorten your Christmas shopping list! For sale, you’ll find jewelry, paintings, wood items and much more.



For Kids

Kids in 1st-5th grades, pick up a wrist band as you enter the festival and get three “X’s” by participating in three activities to win candy and other prizes.

can play "pick a duck" to win a prize as they leave the festival, as well as pick a pumpkin to take home!

Middle and High School

The Obstacle is Back! Middle and High School students, take on the challenge! Teams will compete on a giant obstacle course (revised from the last event) to see who can conquer.  If you don’t want to compete, come and cheer the participants on - bring a friend and just hang out!

Animals of all sizes

Whether you are walking the property checking out the camels and zebras or talking to a parrot and petting a pig, your family will understand why the location is called an ark. 

 *PLEASE NOTE: While we love pets, we kindly request that you leave them safely at home during the Fall Festival. There are plenty of animals to enjoy at Why Not an American Ark!

Carnival Rides and Games

There will be mechanical swings, mechanical bull ride, bungee trampolines, rock climbing wall, a bounce house, carnival games and more.  Kids can also ride a pony or hop on a hayride to see the whole farm.