Fireworks in Montour Falls this weekend

The Falls Harvest Festival will cap off a day full of activities on Saturday, Oct. 11 with fireworks over 156 foot high Shequaga Falls in the heart of downtown Montour Falls, the festival’s location. The finale will follow a free concert performance by Ithaca-area band The Common Railers from 5 to 8 p.m.This year’s festival runs from 1 to 8 p.m. and features seasonal activities and contests galore, including Grape Stomping, Pie Eating, Edible Art, Scarecrow and Pumpkin Carving Contests. Seasonal activities include Schuyler Hospital’s Straw Maze, an Antique Tractor Display; Artistic live demonstrations, such as glass flame working by cMog artists, pumpkin carving by a master carver, live chainsaw sculpting by Mark Watson, lace-making, and fiber spinning. Live music acts perform throughout the day while attendees shop a market of food, craft and farm vendors. Kids will especially delight in free fire truck rides, an inflatable “jumpy” castle, face painting, and Guthrie’s ‘Healthy Happenings Fun Tent’.The always popular Ghost Walk- a dramatic historic walking tour led by the Lake Country Players, returns again with tours every half hour from 5-8pm, at the Montour Falls Library. A nominal fee is charged to help raise money for the historic library’s continued operation.

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