Rain doesn't stop folks at Mishawaka Summerfest

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Umbrellas and ponchos were needed for folks attending Mishawaka's 31st annual Summerfest Saturday afternoon.

Each year hundreds flood Merrifield Park in Mishawaka.

Food vendors supply the festival treats while local crafters display their trades.

It all starts with Summerfest's signature pancake breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club, followed by a 5K Run/Fun Walk from the high school.

This year festival-goers came prepared with rain gear, refusing to let a little water deter them from coming out.

“Great turn out so far this morning despite the rain,” Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood said, “it's really not raining that hard. We have events planned here all day and we encourage the public to come out here and enjoy our 31st. It’s a great hometown tradition, a summer picnic in the park.”

The event runs until 11 p.m. Saturday, with a fireworks show after dark.

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