couple get engaged on the ferris wheel at the fall festival

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (WEHT) – With over 100 local organizations raising funds for their local missions, it’s no secret that the Fall Festival holds a special place in the hearts of many across the three States.

But for Jayden Ketcham and Nate Allen, Fall Festival means so much more now. Seven years after their first date at the Fall Festival took them on the Ferris wheel, Allen has come full circle in their relationship by proposing to Ketcham on Tuesday night on the same Ferris wheel. West Side Nut Club officials say there were other entries at the Fall Festival, but this is the first they know of on the Ferris wheel.

Ketcham says she had no idea this would happen until the moment Allen asked her to. Allen says the Ferris wheel has always been a part of his plan, adding that he has asked friends to buy the tickets in advance so as not to tilt their hand too soon.

Allen says he planned to propose last year, but with the Festival’s cancellation, he chose to wait. Ketcham says she would have been upset if she had known about the plan, but says “everything is going as it’s supposed to”. Allen said he wanted to make their moment special and thought “it was worth the wait”.

Although they don’t plan to get married at the Fall Festival, Allen and Ketcham say the Festival will always be special to them and they look forward to sharing this moment with future generations.