Approximately 6,000 people filled Antioch Park on Saturday for Merriam’s annual Turkey Creek Festival.
The park wasn’t the only draw on a perfect day for the festival. The 5K run that went through downtown Merriam from the Merriam Marketplace set a record for attendance for the third year in a row. The 376 runners were joined by approximately 250 spectators that gathered for the morning event.
A new addition to the festival, Percussion Magic, had the younger set mesmerized this year. A photo booth also was a new addition, said Merriam Parks Director Anna Slocum. The traditional paddleboat rides, crafts, petting zoo, food booths and music drew a steady stream of festival-goers to the park all day.