Norwood Autumn Festival features live music, animal shelter pets, crafts, food Sept. 21
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:20 am

NORWOOD – Live music, craft and food vendors, and animal shelter pets are among the activities at the 48th annual Norwood Autumn Festival Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Village Green park.

A special highlight will be the reading of a winning essay that took fourth place out of about 1,500 New York State essays on “If I were mayor, I would …” by ninth grader Caramia Carista.

Live music will be featured on the bandstand throughout the event. Among the bands will be Check One Two playing at noon, Side Piece Blues Band at 1 p.m. and Microburst at 2 p.m.

Norwood Fire Department touch-a-truck, a train engine, Norwood Police and DPW vehicles will be on display. An antique and cruising car show will be held at Inland Park, behind the Village Green. If you would like to show your car, call Frank Pierce at 315-212-5929.

The Community Lunch Program for Kids will offer free make-your-own sundaes and cotton candy. Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Dorian victims.

The Norwood Public Library will have a book sale for $3 per bag, as well as a puppet theater and large bubble wands for children. The Friends of the Library are raffling a Fall Festival basket.

The Knights of Columbus will sell cabbage rolls, St. Andrews Church is selling ice cream, the St. Regis Falls Free Methodist Church is selling baked goods and Kiwanis Club will a have a concession stand.

Vendors include Connie Denny with hand woven rugs, Cornelius Hill with hand painted signs, Renee Baxter with antiques and craft items, Louise Pierce, Heidi LaShomb with backed goods and carts, Fine-n-Dandy with maple products, Mary Smutz with baked goods and jewelry and Shirley Peck with Veggies-R-Us.

Local organizations and churches will be on-hand to share information.

Caramia Carista’s winning essay said if she were mayor she would plan an event for Wounded Warriors and connect the elderly with pets. Carista’s wishes are coming true. The Wounded Warriors Foundation is attending the festival, and Carista is bringing a few animals from the Potsdam Humane Society to the festival as well.

Vendors are still able to participate. Applications will remain open until the start of the festival. Booths are $15 each and free to non-profit organizations. Contact Mayor Tim Levison for more information at 315-353-2372 or email [email protected].