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Dairy Fest offers fun for all


Holy cow! Itís the 25th anniversary of the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival in cow town, Springville, where Route 39 and Route 219 meet.

For 25 years, members of the community, farm-related and fun-related, have joined together, to create an event filled with family fun, farm education and wonderful memories, thanks to the Springville Grange, under the leadership of Harland and Jane Kester, in 1989.

The WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival includes amusement rides for all ages, games, food, live music, two-hour parade, fireworks, trade and craft shows, contests, live animals and much more.

In celebration of this yearís 25th anniversary, starting on Friday, May 31 and ending on Sunday, June 2, new events are being planned, such as a contra/square/barn dance, at the Concord Town Hall, on Friday night, from 7 Ė10 p.m. Fiddlerís Green Park is hosting a living history camp, with numerous Civil War regiments camping out, cooking over a campfire, blacksmithing, marching demonstrations and live music.

Terry Buchwald, famous Elvis tribute artist, is returning, by public demand, after the crowning of this yearís Erie County dairy princess and cutting of the festivalís 25th anniversary cake. The 5 p.m. kickoff, under the music tent, also includes awarding cash prizes, to the winners of the $1,500-plus Springville shopping spree, store window painting competition and the country photo contest.

Historic and farm tours, in and nearby Springville, are also being planned. Check out the latest in new farm equipment and farm toy show, sponsored by Zahm & Matson and Lamb & Webster equipment dealers, in the town hall parking lot. Plus, Mercy Flight is planning a noon landing, at the high school, at the end of the parade.

Sunday will feature a family fun walk, mini horse pull and bossie bingo, if a cooperative cow can be found.

Continue to check out the festival website, at, for a complete schedule of events, contracts and applications for the craft, trade, parade, custom car show, bike rodeo and country photo contest, plus the $1,500 Springville shopping spree, photos and more.

Everyone is invited to come on down to Springville, for a moo-ve-lous, fun-filled family affair, May 31, June 1 and 2.

Joan Taylor

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2013-05-31 | 18:27:28
ride prices
I was considering taking my daughters to ride some of the amusement rides, but I can't find anywhere how much an armband or tickets cost. I'm not going unless I know in advance, so it would be great if they advertised that!