WINONA LAKE — Winona Lake is gearing up to host the annual Canal Days festival this Saturday, Aug. 29. The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The day is full of family-friendly activities, including craft and art booths that will be open for the duration of the festival. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., kids’ activities with Spoonful of Imagination will also be available.
One of the more popular events during the festival is the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. This is where teams create their own boats out of cardboard products and race down the canal. The competition is based on speed, durability and appearance.
Registration for the race is from 10 until 11 a.m. Everyone will have a chance to vote on their favorite boat for the best in show award from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The actual race will then follow beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta is held to benefit Fellowship Missions.