North Webster’s Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival is expanding for more family fun for the 2013 event. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lions Club Mermaid Grounds at the corner of Washington and Blaine streets, two blocks west of the downtown stoplight. The public is invited to come and join in the family friendly fun.
In a first for the area, North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce, with the help of sponsors, is bringing the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show with three performances at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This action-packed lumberjack show features log rolling, log rolling dogs, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, dragster chain saw and tree climbing, all with world champion lumberjacks.
The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is a historical, educational, humorous show, filled with audience participation.
The three man show will showcase axe throwing, underhand chopping, two man crosscut sawing, dragster chain saws, and springboard chopping. Also on the agenda are chain saw VS crosscut sawing, precision chain saw racing, chain saw carving and log rolling.
Known for its audience interaction and humor, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has performed in 49 of the 50 states, several foreign countries and been featured on numerous television shows during its 33 years. Its lumberjacks are real champions showing off their great logging skills. All of the lumberjacks have many titles that make them the best of all.
Admittance to the grounds and to any of the lumberjack shows is free.
Other Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival activities will take place before, during, after and between lumberjack shows. Selected vendors will be on hand to sell their wares as well as booths from several of the sponsoring organizations and businesses. Homemade soups and corn bread, hot dogs and other treats will be for sale. The always popular cake walk will have two sessions between the lumberjack shows featuring the music of the Singing Dixie Captain Bob Barnes.
All proceeds from the festival will be used for Santa’s Visit to North Webster, the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 23, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. (SR 13).