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Schedule of events for the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival

SPRINGVILLE — Following is a schedule of events for the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival:

Thursday, May 30

Last chance to sign up for the $1,500-plus Springville Shopping Spree.

Friday, May 31

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Drive your tractor to high school” day, including free safety inspections.

Trading Post

10 a.m.– 4 p.m.: Theme basket auction, bake sale, Amish bake sale and bag sale.

Franklin Street

5 – 8 p.m. – Round Oak Farms of West Valley featuring live sheep, alpacas and llamas will be set up on the Concord Town Hall lawn.

7.– 10 p.m.: Contra/square/barn dancing in the Concord Town Hall, on the second floor.

Fiddler’s Green Park

5 – 10 p.m.: Living history camp. Civil War groups will have five – six stations, to demonstrate the army lifestyle, including campgrounds, cooking, blacksmithing, marching and an underground railroad quilt.

8 p.m.: Live, free sing-along concert with “Four Seasons – Four Years,” a 13-member Civil War era musical group.

Between the municipal building and Springcreek Professional Mall

5 – 11 p.m.: Kiddie and teen rides, presented by American Amusements, and the open food court.

Music Tent

5 – 6 p.m.: Prayer kick-off for the festival; welcome by Springville mayor, Concord town supervisor, the chamber executive director; 25th anniversary proclamation by New York state Assemblyman David DiPietro; overview of festival events; winners of $1,500-plus Springville Shopping Spree announced; winners of store window paintings announced; winners of the 25th photo contest announced; dairy princess and ambassador candidates presented, followed by the crowning of the princess; ice cream social and cutting of the 25th anniversary cake.

7 – 9 p.m.: Famous Elvis tribute Artist Terry Buchwald.

9 p.m.: Winners of the basket raffle and 50/50 drawing announced.

9 – 11 p.m. – Teen dance by T.N.T. Sound.

Saturday, June 1

St. Aloysius Parish Hall

8 a.m.: Rum-moo-ge sale, sponsored by St. Aloysius School.

9 a.m. – 11 p.m.: Festival grounds open to the public.

10 a.m.: Two-hour 25th anniversary festival parade with a “Healthy Lifestyles and Silver Anniversary” theme. Parade announcers will be located at the front porch of the Warner Museum, across from Fiddler’s Green Park and at a judge’s stand, at the corner of Main and Mechanic streets.

Pop Warner Museum and the Concord Mercantile

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Museum, carriage house and mercantile open, live demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodcarving and wool spinning.

Noon: Free lunch provided by Salem Lutheran Church, on the side porch; free ice cream provided by St. Aloysius Church, at the Mercantile.

Noon – 4 p.m.: Baked goods sale. Noon; 2 p.m.; 4 p.m.: 90 minute historical tours start at the mercantile.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.: Concord Mercantile Musicians, folk and bluegrass, on the side porch.

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Middle Road Misfits.

3 – 5 p.m.: Niagara Frontier Fiddlers.

Mechanic Street

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mother/child rest tent and kids’ farm activity tent, sponsored by Faith Baptist Church, including farm activities, farm animal petting zoo and Adopt-A-Pet, sponsored by the Buffalo Animal Shelter, name the calf contest and more.

9 a.m. – 10 p.m.: New farm equipment on display in the Concord Town Hall parking lot, by Zahm & Matson and Lamb & Webster, including kids farm toys and clothing.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Round Oak Farms of West Valley set up, featuring demonstrations, live alpacas and llamas, on the Concord Town Hall lawn.

2 p.m.: Dairy of Distinction award presented in the farm tent, on the Concord Town Hall lawn.

S-GI high school

Noon: Mercy Flight of WNY helicopter landing.

Franklin Street

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Springville Chamber of Commerce Trade Show; festival information booth, next to WSPQ; craft show at Franklin and Mechanic streets; food court next to the music tent.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Health and Wellness Fair, at the Concord Town Hall.

Noon: 21-gun salute, by Civil War regiments, across from Fiddler’s Green Park and the Civil War memorial monument.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Civil War encampment set up, in Fiddler’s Green Park, with demonstrations.

Noon; 2 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 6 p.m.: Historic trolly tours, including approximately 15 – 20 history stops, in a two-hour ride with a tour announcer, around the village of Springville. Trollies will pick up and return to the Concord Mercantile, sponsored by the Erie County Fair.

Farm Tours of Ploetz Dairy Farm, Waterman’s Plant and Tree Farm and Wendel’s Maple Syrup start and end at Fiddler’s Green Park.

2 p.m.: Pizza-eating contest, in front of Post Office, sponsored by Main Street Pizza.

Trading Post

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Basket auction, Dairy Fest T-shirts/sweatshirts, previous years’ “clean out sale,” face painting and ducky pull.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Grocery store bingo games; a donation pays for prizes and gifts. Games start at 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: ice cream sundaes. 1 p.m.: Ice cream eating contest, with prizes. Sign up before noon, for limited spots in ages brackets 5-7, 8-11, 12-15 and 16 and older.

5 p.m.: Basket winners and door prize winners announced.

Spring Creek Professional Mall and municipal building parking lots

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Kiddie and teen amusement rides and games, provided by American Amusements; food court and ice cream stand, in front of the music tent.

11 a.m.: Future Farmers of America ice cream stand and chicken barbecue, catered by Wendel’s Poultry.

Noon - 7 p.m.: Buffalo fly ball competition. Border collies and bearded collies demonstrate disc dog obedience, tricks and agility, all day. 5 p.m.: Fly ball race.

Music Tent

Noon – 2 p.m.: Canal Street String Band. 2 – 3 p.m.: Down Home Country Cloggers. 3 – 5 p.m.: Springville Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bill Cocca. 5 – 6 p.m.: Backwoods Cloggers. 6 – 8 p.m.: Homemade Jam. 8 p.m.: Basket and 50/50 winners announced. 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Gene Hilts and The Rustic Ramblers. 10:30 – 10:50 p.m.: Fireworks display.

North Buffalo Street

7 p.m.: Springville Center for the Arts, Four Seasons, Four Years: A musical Journey through the Civil War. There is seating for 100 patrons and a charge, at the door.

Fiddler’s Green Park

Noon – 4 p.m.: Living History Camp, Reynold’s Battery, at the park with the Civil War group. Fiddler’s Green Militia will demonstrate army life, including cooking, blacksmithing, cannon firing, camp life, music and loading a musket.

Dowd Road

11a.m.: Sign-ups begin for the seventh annual horseshoe tournament, sponsored by Concord Horseshoe Pitching Association.

Noon – 4 p.m.: Horseshoe tournament, winners announced, at the end.

SkatePlex

Noon – 1 p.m.: Bike parade rodeo, with prizes, sponsored by the Springville Police Department.

6 p.m.: Dairy Ducky Derby in Spring Brook, behind the SkatePlex, sponsored by the SACC.

Sunday, June 2

Trading Post

10 a.m. – noon: Classic and antique car registration; awards at 3 p.m.

St. Aloysius Parish Hall

11:30 a.m.: Chicken barbecue, sponsored by St. Aloysius school.

Noon: Family fun walk, a one-mile walk, through the village of Springville, sponsored by Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the S-GI seventh grade class.

Maple Avenue

Noon – 3 p.m.: Springville Boys and Girls Club open house.

Pop Warner Museum and the Concord Mercantile

Noon – 4 p.m.: Museum and Mercantile open to the public, including live demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood carving and wool spinning.

Noon; 2 p.m.: 90-minute historical tours leave from the mercantile lot. 2 – 4 p.m.: Mercantile Musicians and Middle Road Misfits.

Noon – 4 p.m.: “Show & Shine” classic and antique car show, sponsored by Bob Johnson Motors; Rock-N-Roll to the Rescue provides the music.

1 – 3 p.m.: Middle Road Misfits on Concord Mercantile’s front porch.

Fiddler’s Green Park

Noon; 2 p.m.: Farm tours of Ploetz dairy farm, Waterman’s Plant and Tree Farm and Wendel’s maple syrup, tours start and end at the park.

Franklin Street

Noon – 5 p.m.: Craft show; chamber trade show; Round Oak Farms of West Valley set up on the Concord Town Hall lawn.

1– 3 p.m.: Mini horse pull, on the east side of the municipal building.

Spring Creek Professional Mall and municipal building parking lots

Noon – 5 p.m.: Kiddie and teen amusement rides and games, provided by American Amusements; food court.

Music tent

10 – 11:30 a.m.: Faith Baptist Church services, music presented by “Sounds of Praise,” from the Old Time Baptist Church in Hamburg.

Noon – 2 p.m.: Country Memories.

2 – 3 p.m.: Kay Duffy School of Dance.

3 – 5 p.m.: Paul Zittel and Pure Country.

5 p.m.: Basket raffle and 50/50 winners announced.

Mechanic Street

Noon – 5 p.m.: Mother/child rest tent and kids’ farm activity tent, sponsored by Faith Baptist Church, including farm activities, farm animal petting zoo and Adopt-A-Pet, sponsored by the Buffalo Animal Shelter, name the calf contest and more.

Noon – 5 p.m.: New farm equipment on display in the Concord Town Hall parking lot, by Zahm & Matson and Lamb & Webster, including kids farm toys and clothing.

All times and dates are subject to change, without notice.

Handicapped access parking is located on the south side of Spring Creek Professional Mall.
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