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Bass Lake Festival

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 7:30am

Various Venues
Knox, IN 46534

Schedule of Events:

7:30 AM: Bass Lake 5K Run/Walk

Join us in this family-friendly event with people of all ages and experience levels! Prizes are awarded to the top male and female runner in each age division, as well as the top 2 male and female runners! The run will be a chip timed race.

Registration at 6:15 AM

Entry Fee: Pre-registration: $20 includes free festival t-shirt. Day of registration: $30 includes festival t-shirt (size not guaranteed)

Age: All ages welcomed (6 years and up can qualify for medals but 6-9 years must participate with a parent. There is a kids fun run that will include ribbons)

Course: Start and Finish at Bass Lake Lion's Club, 4506 S. Prairie St. The course will be marked. The race will run along the beautiful lake! You will start at the Lions building running towards Sportyz, towards the Shore Club. The turn around is around the corner of 210 and Lakewood/450.

You can print the application for the 5K Run or you can follow the link below and register online. The race will be chipped timed with a great company Action Sports Race Promotions. The online registration is set up through them with RunSignUp.

Age groups:
Runners m/f
6-9 years with an adult *
10-14 *
70-74 *
75-79 *
80+ *
Walkers: m/f combined
6-12 years with an adult *
80+ *

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bass Lake Brew Tasting

Since last year was a huge success and weather was amazing we are again hosting a Craft Beer Tasting during the Bass Lake Festival!
We had 300 Bass Lakers attend last year, WOW! Everyone had a great time meeting their neighbors, playing Jenga, listening to music and relaxing along the lakefront tasting over 30 different craft brews! This year we will also have wine available and various crews that will appeal to all taste buds!

Unlimited tastings for 4 hours along the beautiful Bass Lake waterfront! We will have games and a DJ for entertainment - mark the date, buy your ticket early and bring your friends!

Location: 5067 E County Rd. 210 (next to Double D Fireworks)

9:00am - 6pm Bass Lake Market

The Market is taking a different direction...handmade and personalized items only...exciting and unique!

Bass Lake Marina
5095 E. County Rd 210

Bouncy Houses

There will be various inflatables up with a variety of charges. Please be prepared to bring some cash. This company is Plymouth Bounce.

Location: Fingerhut Bakery Lot

9am to 3pm Car Show

Registration if from 9am to Noon. If you have any questions please contact Steve Berndt. Registration fee is $15.

Location: Bass Lake Beach on State Rd. 10

11:00am Cornhole Tournament

Registration: 10:00am

Bags Fly at 11:00am

Amount: $40 Per Team

Where: Across street from Fingerhut

Join the fun at the Bass Lake Pub for DJ / Karaoke​ time!

Fishing Derby

1. Entry fee will be $1.00 (one dollar) for participants under the age of 18, and $2.00 (two dollars) for participants 18 years of age and older.
2. All current Indiana Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating regulations shall apply.
3. All fish entered in contest must be caught at Bass Lake via Rod & Reel. Both artificial and live bait are acceptable.
4. First and Second place trophies will be awarded for each of the following categories: Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Perch, and Walleye. A participant cannot win both first and second place in any one given category.
5. All fish will be judged by length. In the event of a tie, the fish that weighs the most will prevail.
6. The “Tournament Chairman” has the final say as to the application of all tournament rules.
7. The chairman and/or the tournament assume no liability for the participants beyond the scope of judging the results of the event and awarding of prizes.
8. All participants are responsible for their own actions and are advised to govern themselves accordingly.
9. An questions call Steve at 219-865-3572.
10. Fish check in schedule:     
Friday, July 26: 8 AM, 10 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM

9 AM Historic Trams

If at least one parent pays, all children in the same family, 12 and under, are free. Thank you to the Starke County Historical Society for sponsoring this favorite event.

On Saturday there will be 4 tours: 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. On Sunday there will be 2 tours: 9am and 11am.

11:30pm Ice Cream Eating Contest

Pre-register for $3 a person. It will be $5 the day of the event. There is three age groups: 5-9, 10-13, and 14-adult. Register by printing off the form and mailing it in. If you have any questions please contact Carolla @ 574-806-0438.

Location: Bielava Summer Resort and Campground

10am Kids Fun Run

Age groups: 3 & under, 7-10, and 4-6

Location: Bielava's Summer Resort & Campground

10:30am. Magic Show by 'The Magic of KALITA'

Watch The Magic of KALITA perform a 45-minutes beginning at 10:30am. Ice Cream Eating Contest to follow!

Location: Bielava's Campground and Resort

11:00 AM Sailboat Race

This race is a fun event, with a timed start and three separate categories of boats. Depending on the wind that day, the course will be set prior to the race and all participants are expected to know the course and sail it accordingly. The course will be explained prior to the start and a starting boat will be sending off each category of boats individually. This is a free event, Lavery family sponsored. Awards are given to the top three finishers in each category. Once again, fun and safety are our main goals--Happy Sailing!!

Rain Date is Sunday, July 28

Location: 5946 S. County Rd. 210

10 AM Water Volleyball Contest

There is a limit of 16 teams. The first to sign up by noon is in.

Fee: $30 per team when registered by July 20
$40 per team for registration on the day of event

Location: The Bass Lake Beach

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