MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The city of Mount Vernon is preparing for a weekend deemed "The Most Creative Event on Earth."
The three day fall festival kicks off Friday night in the downtown area, which will include live music from a number of local bands, carnival rides and more.
City leaders have been working to improve tourism in the area.
This weekends' event is expected to bring in more than 20,000 people.
"Mount Vernon went through a branding process, and one of the goals this past summer was to become the Midwest festival city and we are very excited," said City Councilman Todd Piper. "This is just one of the programs, one of the festivals that we have started that has been very successful for the surrounding region and our community."