Old Forestport Days, a community day-long event that celebrates the downtown area of Forestport and the town’s 143rd birthday will be held on Saturday, August 24, rain or shine.
The focus of the Festival is to provide food, fun and festivities to kids of all ages in the area.
Some of the featured events throughout the day include the Firemen’s Chicken BBQ at noon and an Indoor Garage Sale at the Firehouse.
There are plenty of bargains at the St. Patrick Church Thrift Shop as well as town-wide Garage Sales.
Members of the Fire Department will also serve burgers and hot dogs with side salads There will be music compliments of Bill Thomas and Doug Altrock’s DEA at the Firehouse Beer Garden.
The Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tourney and BBQ will be held at the Dutch Hill Field with organizer T.J. Paschke expecting eight teams to participate. The tournament will start on Friday evening and a champion will be declared on Saturday evening. A Chicken BBQ and a Bouncy House is also available at the ball field.
Cook up your most creative zucchini dish and bring it to Scooter’s by 1 p.m. for judging. in the 5th Annual Zucchini Cooking Contest.
The Forestport Diner will also offer special meals and snacks on River Road.
THE Presbyterian Church will host a Strawberry Festival and garden display.
And if you want to have more fun, don’t miss the 7th Annual “Anything BUT a Soap Box Derby coordinated by John and Ann Mason and family. The action gets underway at 4 p.m. on the River Street course.
A Zumba® and Zumbatonic® Dance Party will be featured in the Kids Fun Zone along with games organized by Girl Scout Troop 2. Sidewalk chalk art by the kids will be judged by Forestport artist Connie Smith. The Kids Fun Zone is open from noon to 4 p.m. and also features a Bouncy House sponsored by C&R Hardware.
Saturday’s entertainment also includes live music by Johnson and Company beginning at 7 p.m.
The festivities will end with a town-sponsored fireworks display over the Forestport Pond at dark by Majestic Fireworks.