Live music, food, beverages, crafts, artists, musicians, a petting zoo, pumpkin crafting, children’s activities and more will be featured this weekend at the city of Lansing’s premiere fall event.
The annual Lansing Fall Festival will be held along Angel Falls Trail from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission fee.
Angel Falls Trail is located at 900 Ida St. in Lansing, next to St. Francis de Sales Church.
“This is one of my favorite events to do,” said Tim Dossey, event and marketing coordinator for the city of Lansing. “It’s a nice trail, and we have vendors and entertainment up and down the trail.”
The event will feature numerous musicians, including Sky Smeed, who is described as “a true midwestern troubadour,” according to a press release. Smeed will be performing songs off of his new album, “Lunker Bass.”
He will be performing with John Svoboda, who will be promoting his new album as well. Leah Marie also will be performing songs from her new album.
Dossey said festival organizers wanted to make the falls more of a focal point of the festival this year.
Several musicians will perform in a new Buskerville area near the falls.
Buskerville musicians and artists typically perform in public places, usually soliciting for cash donations.
Buskerville musicians will include harpist Wujeong Duncan, as well as singers William Reed and Emma Huskey. The destructable Ben Rassum also will perform. The name destructable is intentionally misspelled by the artist. Magicians Reggie Gray and Josh Theno also will perform.
New this year will be A Deere Place Fall Funzone which will feature activities and games for children.
Dossey said there are more than 40 vendor booths signed up to participate in the festival. The booths will feature food, beverages, crafts, veteran’s groups, civic clubs and charitable organizations.
The event will be held rain or shine. Saturday’s forecast is calling for a high of 76 degrees with a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Parking is available at St. Francis de Sales Church. Parking also is available at Lansing Elementary School. A shuttle will run throughout the day from the school to the church parking lot.