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Webster Fall Festival
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Webster Fall Festival
On Saturday, September 22, the Webster Township Historical Society and the Webster United Church of Christ will host the 37th annual Webster Fall Festival. This popular outdoor festival offers old-fashioned country fun for all ages!
Visitors will enjoy exploring our historic buildings and grounds where they can attend a lesson in the Podunk School, try their hand at blacksmithing and rope making, or watch demonstrations of wool spinning and wood turning. There will be a a display of vintage cars and machinery, and a quilt exhibit in the church sanctuary.
Children will be have a chance to meet farm animals in the Petting Zoo, ride the Barrel Train around the grounds, participate in a variety of children’s activities, or join the whole family on a hayride through the nearby farm fields.
Throughout the day, several local vintage base ball teams including the Chelsea Monitors, the Merrimack (“Merries”), the Dexter Union, and the Manchester Handlers will compete in a series of old-fashioned base ball games following rules from 1860.
Live performances on the Dieterle Corncrib stage will begin at 11:30 am with an American Flag burning ceremony, followed by Rosie the Riveter at 12:30, Fiddler Pie at 1:30, Kelly Schmidt at 2:30, and the RFD Boys at 4 pm.
Shoppers should be sure to attend the Braun and Helmer’s auction at 10 am, where they can bid on antiques, collectables and gift baskets. They will also find fresh produce at the Farmers Market, baked goods and preserves at the Taste of Webster, and unique creations at the Artisans Market.
Food options will include the Church Luncheon of soups and sandwiches from 11am to 2pm, and a Pulled-Pork-Sandwich Dinner served from 1pm to 5pm. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available throughout the day.
The Fall Festival takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at the intersection of Webster Church and Ferrell roads, a few miles northeast of Dexter. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit our website, www.websterfallfestival.org.