The Falls Harvest Festival, the fifth annual, will cap off a day full of activities on Saturday, Oct. 13th 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 Sutras, performing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Such entertainment made possible by sponsorships from area businesses such as the Nelson Development, H.L. Stephens, S. P. Wilson, and Visions Federal Credit Union.
This year's festival runs 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features contests galore-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 third annual Classic Car Show. Last year’s line-up included a 1955 Crown Victoria, the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
The festival’s usual fun can be had in Schuyler Hospital’s Kid Zone, a petting zoo, 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/