In celebration of the return of the Winamac Kiwanis Club’s Farmers’ Market Festival, the club is inviting every member of the community to downtown Winamac on Saturday, Sept. 8. Glenn Wilson of the Kiwanis Club says this year’s festival will be packed with live entertainment, food vendors, craft booths, and of course, the popular pancake breakfast – on top of a couple new features.
“We’re adding a couple extra features to the festival this year that we’ve never had in the past. We’re going to have live entertainment as well as a 5K run, which we’re calling the Harvest Hustle, and a three-on-three tournament for middle school-age students – that’s sixth through eighth grade. Students from all area schools are welcome,” Wilson said.
The Kiwanis Club encourages families to visit downtown Winamac for a family-friendly day of food, fun, and good shopping. This year’s festival will kick off with the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Goble-Heal parking lot.
Wilson says this year’s comeback is going to focus on family-friendly fun.
“In an attempt to make a comeback as we’ve not had it for several years, we are really going for a family-friendly atmosphere, not only crafty shopping, unique vendors, and good food, but we’re going to have children’s activities as well, we’re going to have a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses. There is going to be entertainment for all ages, including a puppet show and an Elvis impersonator. We’re really just trying to incorporate a family-friendly day for the whole community to come down to Winamac and enjoy what we have to offer in the Farmers’ Market Festival.”
The club is also seeking vendors and local groups to participate in making this year a success. To fill out a vendor registration form, visit www.winamackiwanis.com.