Falls Harvest Fesr coming to Montour Falls

The Falls Harvest Festival, the fourth annual, will cap off a day full of activities on Saturday, Oct. 8 with fireworks displayed over the 156 foot high Shequagua Falls in the heart of downtown Montour Falls, the festival’s location. The fireworks finale will follow a free outdoor concert by The Joe Crookston Trio, performing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.This year’s festival runs 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features contests galore -Grape Stomping, Pie Eating, Scarecrow, and Pumpkin Carving Contests and seasonal activities. Bring your carved pumpkin and gussied up Scarecrow to the Festival, register at the main tent and you could win a prize! Register in advance for the second annual Classic Car Show. Last year’s line-up included a 1931 Model A Ford, and a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda to name a few. The festival’s usual fun can be had in Schuyler Hospital’s and Headstart’s Kid Zone, a petting zoo of goats, miniature horses and Alpacas, a “jumpy” castle and by watching a live demonstration by chainsaw sculptor Mark Watson. Live music acts perform throughout the day on the Music Stage while attendees shop from a market of food, craft and farm vendors. The Mechanics Club will be offering legal beverages throughout the day and evening.This event is brought to you by Watkins Glen Promotions. Watkins Glen Promotions is a 501-C3 corporation operated by a board of volunteers focused on the planning and management of quality special events in Schuyler County. Located in downtown Watkins Glen, the organization also hosts the popular annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Race, the Grand Prix Festival and Village Christmas. For more information, or to obtain contest entry information, call (607) 535-3003 or visit the festival’s web page at http://www.watkinsglen.com/promotions/harvest/

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