North Webster’s Dixie Days Saturday is experiencing great crowds and partly cloudy weather in the low 70s for festival-goers enjoyment.
There is still time to take in the sights and sounds as well as take a 75-minute cruise on the Dixie sternwheeler around Webster Lake. The Art Fair on Pilcher’s Shoes Lawn will last until 4 p.m. with a wide range of fabulous arts and crafts to choose from. It is right in the heart of downtown on SR 13.
The Open Air Market also continues with a variety of vendors at the North Webster Community Center as is the antique tent sale. Be sure to go to the Mermaid Festival grounds down West Washington Street to view classic cars, bikes and snowmobiles. There are four free concerts going on there on Merlin’s stage as well. This will last until 4 p.m.
Over in North Webster Town Park on the west shore of Webster Lake, there are family friendly kids’ games from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional Dixie cruises are scheduled today for 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. as well as the regular cruises at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There is also a moonlight cruise with Capt. Bob, the singing skipper at 9 p.m.
A free waterski show will be presented by the Webster Lake Ski Bees at 6 p.m. Town park is the place to see and hear what is going on.
At the North Webster American Legion the corn hole tourney is just under way and there are special deals on beer and brats. The morning four times last year’s number of participants ran in the Dixie Days 5K while the community center’s volleyball tourney on the new outside court is still going on.
Parking for downtown iand the Mermaid Festival grounds is available behind the North Webster Church of God on SR 13 while at town park there are three parking lots including a new one behind Dixie Haven Resort on East Himes Street.