Merriam’s annual Turkey Creek Festival kicks off Saturday morning at Antioch Park.
The festival begins with a pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Merriam Lions Club, running from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be in Shelter #1.
Other festival events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. Artisans will be selling handmade arts and crafts and the Kid Zone will feature a petting zoo, train rides, roving puppets, pedal boat rides, wood projects and more.
Two groups will provide music on the main stage. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. it is Southern Vixen and from 1:45 to 4 p.m. it will be Twice on Sunday.
Limited parking is available in the south lot at Antioch Park. Free shuttle buses will from from the Lee Apparel parking lot at 9001 W. 67th Street, every 10 minutes and drop festival goers at the front entrance to the park. From there courtesy carts will take them from the entrance to the festival area.
The festival also will include a 5K run/walk that will benefit the Merriam Parks, Recreation and Community Center Foundation Youth Scholarship Fund. The run is the only event not at the park. The run will head out at 8 a.m. from the Irene B. French Community Center on Merriam Drive.
More information about the festival can be found here.