Crowds started flocking to the Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival on Friday. It continues through the weekend in downtown Blue Springs, with live entertainment, food, craft and vendor booths, a carnival, beer and wine garden and much more. A Mardi Gras-theme parade is this morning at 10 a.m. The main stage is inside the Wine and Beer Garden. You must be 21 to enter and there is a cover charge. Shuttles run from Side Pockets and Office Depot. Buses will run from these locations to Security Station 8 at Eighth and East Main Street.