Community to Celebrate Bolognafest Oct. 21


In preparation for National Bologna Day, the city of Kirksville will celebrate Bolognafest from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21 downtown.

Coinciding with Truman Homecoming activities, this family friendly event is hosted in conjunction with Kirksville’s Kraft Heinz facility. The Kirksville plant produces all of the Oscar Mayer bologna packaged and sold in the world.

As part of the festivities, the vintage Oscar Mayer Frankmobile will make an appearance in the Truman Homecoming parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 in downtown Kirksville and runs south on Franklin Street through campus. The Frankmobile will also be on display when Bolognafest kicks off at 3 p.m. in downtown Kirksville. In addition to free bologna and fried bologna sandwiches, there will be booths featuring games, prizes, balloons and face painting.

Kirksville’s Oscar Mayer plant has been part of the community for nearly 40 years. A $250 million expansion of the facility was completed in 2017, and the plant now employs more than 1,000 people in northeast Missouri.

Kirksville’s Bolognafest will precede National Bologna Day, which is recognized Oct. 24.
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