Fall Festival

People check out the different vendors at last year’s Edgerton Fall Festival. Edgerton and West Unity will be having their fall festivals this Saturday. File photo

Williams County residents can enjoy fall at two different events Saturday as both Edgerton and West Unity are hosting their annual fall festivals.

Both events will feature vendors, music and food while each have their own special twists, as well.

In West Unity, the American Legion will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Then downtown, north of the light, there’s going to be outdoor vendors, too,” said Anissa Meyers, one of the organizers of the event.

She said there will be live music, but was unsure of the band, which was just booked a few days ago.

The Hilltop High School seniors are going to have a dunk tank, Meyers added.

The annual chili cook-off, which the West Unity Chamber of Commerce took over this year, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“All the donations from the chili is going to go to Williams County Cancer Assistance,” Meyers said.

Meyers said people can still sign up for the chili cook-off by giving her a call at 419-630-8901.

The Edgerton Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the Edgerton Fire Hall and will feature around 50 vendors.

“We have a little bit of everything for that,” said Julie Cape, a member of the Edgerton Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the event.

Soup, chili and hot dogs will be available for a free-will donation at the fire hall.

Basket raffles with donations from community businesses are also available.

“There’s a cruise-in sponsored by Never Leg Go Ministries,” Cape said. “Then, we have a K-9 demonstration from the sheriff’s department.”

While there is supposed to be live music from Don Bowdle, Cape said Tuesday that he wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t sure if he would be able to perform Saturday.

“We’ve had this event for years and years and years,” she said, adding it’s usually pretty well attended. “It’s going to be very interesting.”

In case of rain, the backup location will be at the village hall.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the chamber of commerce.

“We normally put on different events throughout the year,” she said. “We do the Santa event, we do Easter.”

The chamber also makes some donations, as there are no longer any service organizations in the village, Cape said.

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