Planning a visit to downtown Evansville for Shrinersfest this weekend? Here are some practical tips to help you survive like a champ!

Carnival Ferris Wheel Lights Blur With Motion At Night
Russ Ensley

Comfortable shoes

You're going to be doing a lot of standing & a lot of walking - on hot, dirty asphalt. Wear smart shoes and avoid flip-flops! Your feet will be more comfortable & they'll stay a lot cleaner too!

Take Cash

While many of the booths likely take credit cards, inevitably the one thing you've been dying to eat will be a cash only booth. Don't miss out on your favorite treat!

Woman hands putting sunscreen from a suncream bottle


The last thing you want is to go home from Shrinersfest looking like a lobster. Do yourself a favor & liberally apply some sunscreen before you go & don't forget to reapply.

Charge Your Phone

Make sure you have plenty of battery on your phone. You know you'll be taking a lot of pictures & video of the festivities and posting to social media. The last thing you want to is to find yourself in need of making an important call only to realize your phone is about to die. Small auxiliary battery chargers are great for this too. Just be sure it's charged too!

Water from a water bottle is being poured out into a pool of water
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This may be the most important survival tip of all... It's going to be HOT HOT HOT this weekend. In fact, while I am writing this, we are under a heat advisory with heat index of 105-110. Be sure you stay hydrated & drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages. No one wants a case of heatstroke! (Here are tips for staying cool during a heat advisory)


There will be planes at Shrinersfest which means your eye is going to be in the sky. Don't get caught without your shades to make sure you can catch all the aerial action without having to squint through it!


Follow these tips & you're sure to have a great time at the 2018 Shrinersfest!


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