HIGHLAND | This year's Midwest Zest Fest promises to be bigger and better than ever.
At least 35 arts and crafts booths are offered, said Mary Luptak, executive director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce.
The festival runs Friday through Sunday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road, and on Highway Avenue along the north side of the park.
It runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to arts and crafts, the festival will feature 24 food vendors, Luptak said.
"We do not duplicate the food items," which means 24 different types of food, she said.
The festival will also feature rides that are "family friendly" from JBR-Fundways Amusement Co., Luptak said.
Tickets can be bought per ride on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, ride passes will be offered for $15 from noon to 4 p.m.
Artificial lemons will be hidden throughout the park, Luptak said. Anyone finding one can take it to the Chamber tent to claim a prize.
She also noted that the annual Lemon King and Queen will be crowned at 6 p.m. Friday.
There is a beer garden from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday on the Highway Avenue pavement.
Sour Note Karaoke is offered from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the beer tent.
In the park, garage rockers Oscar & the Majestics perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, Timepiece Unplugged will play from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and X-Girlfriend takes the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. A Led Zeppelin tribute show by Kashmir is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Lying Delilah will play blues, pop and rock from 5 to 5:45 p.m.; followed by Rocketboat from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
More information is at www.midwestzestfest.com.