Since 1983. The Festival officially opens on Thursday, with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont. Following this are three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. Please come and enjoy the live entertainment, carnival, parade, fantastic food and a gigantic fireworks display to finish it all off. It all culminates Saturday with the Amateur Pepperoni Roll Bake-Off, so come hungry because the public chooses the winner here. Anyone can purchase tickets; those tickets can be exchanged for samples of any of the contestant's rolls. The contestant with the most votes will win a $300 grand prize. If that’s not enough, you could enter the Pepperoni Roll Eating Competition that will be held that evening at 4 pm. So now that you have sampled the local fare and spent a weekend riding carnival rides, sit back and enjoy the evenings scheduled entertainment, followed by fireworks. We are in hopes that you can join us for a weekend of fun and kick off your summer here in Fairmont.