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Music, meals and cattle: Webster Fall Competition provides old style enjoyable – MLive.com


WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — The Webster Fall Competition is returning to Washtenaw County’s Webster Township for the primary time since 2019.

The free, one-day occasion from 9:30 a.m. to six p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, will provide music, meals, an public sale, cattle, hay rides, an aerial silks present, a floor hearth present, blacksmith demonstrations and extra on the nook of Farrell and Webster Church roads.

The occasion gives the group with “old style, household enjoyable” geared towards youngsters, Dave Polley, Webster Fall Competition chairperson, mentioned. It’s co-hosted by the Webster United Church of Christ and the Webster Township Historic Society.

The occasion kicks off with a reside public sale by Braun & Helmer Public sale Service at 9:30 a.m. A listing of a few of the public sale gadgets may be discovered here. A rummage sale follows the public sale from 10:30 a.m. to five p.m. in Scadin Barn.

Those that attend can count on musical performances beginning at 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. at Dieterle’s Corncrib Stage. The bands performing all through the day embody Pearl Road Band, Fiddler Pie, Foxtree and RFD Boys.

If somebody is on the lookout for a chunk to eat, the competition may have meals, like pulled pork sandwiches, scorching canines, popcorn and extra.

Different new occasions for the thirty ninth 12 months of the competition embody a brand new Webster Problem Map Board, which makes use of Nineteenth-century know-how to ask roughly 20 historic questions concerning the township, Polley mentioned.

Different historic occasions occurring through the day embody old-time baseball video games, utilizing guidelines from 1860, performed by Chelsea Screens Baseball Membership and Union Baseball Membership of Dexter, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the subject north of the township corridor’s car parking zone.

The day will finish by honoring the Rev. John Gardner, one of many founders of the autumn competition in 1981. Polley mentioned Gardner was pastor of the Webster United Church of Christ for 17 years, and is the final of the competition founders to be honored.

To study extra concerning the Webster Fall Competition or to discover a full listing of occasions, go to its website or its social media web page.

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