Franklinville's 2012 WNY Maple Festival

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Event Date(s): Sat, 04/28/2012 (All day) - Sun, 04/29/2012 (All day)
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Enjoying the Maple Festival

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! 

Thursday, April 26

    7pm        Maple King & Queen Contest at the new High School Auditorium

Saturday, April 28

7:30 am – 2 pm      All-U-Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at the Elementary School

    9 am     Maple Festival SAPS Race 10K race 2 mi. walk 8:30am reg. behind HS

    9 am – 4 pm     Petting Zoo High School Agricultural Facility, S. Academy St.

    9 am – 4:30 pm Antique Gas Engine Show at Fireman’s Field, north of Elementary School

  10 am – 5 pm     Maple Products Sales & “Sugaring” Demonstrations

                                                Business Exhibits & Services at the Elementary School

                                                Craft Show & Sale at the Elementary School

      11 am             Maple Festival Parade Main St. with Floats, Music, Horses and Much More!

   9 am – 2 pm      Blount Library Book Sale at the Blount Library, Main St.

   1 pm – 4 pm      Live Entertainment on the school grounds (including music by The Blues       Bros. & Chainsaw demos)

   1 pm – 3 pm      Historical Society Open House at Miner’s Cabin, just off Park Square

   3 pm                    Round & Square Dancing and Country Music in Elementary Cafeteria

   8 pm – 11 pm    50th Anniversary Dance featuring “Usual Suspects” FREE & open to the public @ The Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St. Ext., Franklinville

Sunday, April 29

7:30 am – 2 pm     All-U-Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at the Elementary School

     9 am – 4 pm    Car & Auto Show across from Fire Hall, N. Main St.

                                (9am-1pm = entry, 1pm-3pm = judging, trophies follow)

     9 am – 4 pm    Petting Zoo High School Agricultural Facility, S. Academy St.  

   10 am – 3 pm    Creekside Roundup Horse Plowing Demos & Game Show on  Fields across from  Fire Hall

   10 am – 4 pm    Maple Products Sales & “Sugaring” Demonstrations

                                                Business Exhibits & Services at the Elementary School

                                                Craft Show & Sale at the Elementary School                               

 Noon ‘til gone      Chicken BBQ at the Fire Hall, N. Main St.

    9 am – 12 pm   Blount Library Book Sale at the Blount Library, Main St.

    1 pm – 3 pm     Historical Society Open House at Miner’s Cabin, just off Park Square

    1 pm -- 3 pm     Live Entertainment on the school grounds (including Chainsaw demos)

For more information on this event please visit http://www.franklinvilleny.org/maple-fest.php

This event will be held at:

Franklinville Elementary School
Rt. 16
Franklinville, NY 14737
United States
Phone: 716-557-2498 or 676-3692
42° 20' 28.6044" N, 78° 27' 26.46" W
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