Canton Chamber getting ready for annual Dairy Festival Days
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – The Canton Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for one of the village’s largest and most popular events of the year.Dairy Festival Days, also known as Dairy Princess Weekend, will take place June 2 and June 3. This year’s theme is “Delightfully Dairy.”
“Dairy festival days leave a positive impact and are well attended by our community and visitors from all over,” said Tammy Mackin, the Canton Chamber’s executive director.
Mackin noted that food vendors, craft and informational groups have registered to participate in the Canton Village Park festivities. She noted she is still looking for parade participants. Anyone interested in having a float, or marching or driving in the parade are asked to contact Mackin at (315) 386-8255 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]"[email protected] as soon as possible.
The park will also house a bounce house and the annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) chicken barbecue, along with train rides.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and makes its way through downtown Canton. The Festival in the Park will be open from 10 a.m. to around 4 p.m. on Saturday and from around 5 p.m. to dusk on Friday.
On Friday, the Big Wheel Races take center stage at the park at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. A block dance with live music will follow the races.
The chamber is currently looking for sponsors to help fund the Dairy Festival events.
“We are reaching out to our valued members for event sponsorships to help fund this annual event,” Mackin stated.