Great Valley Bicentennial

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Event Date(s): Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:00pm
Great Valley Bicentennial

2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration.  Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year:

Town Birthday Party

April 15, 3-5 PM

Presentation of Pioneer Certificates. Tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, former Plank Rd. House. Call or appointment or tours will be available on a First come, first serve basis.

The Great Gatsby Costume Party

May 19, 6-10 PM

Live 3 piece band. BYOB if desired. Punch and light snacks provided curtesy of sponsor and hostess Gail Archer. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Gail Archer at ‭(716) 258-0099‬ to reserve your spot.

Heritage Day: Kill Buck

June 2

Coordinating with Heritage Day at Seneca Iroquois National Museum.

Vintage Aircraft Fly-In

June 29-30 and July 1

Private plane owners and all visitors are welcome to fly in, view the antique car show, view Veterans Displays, and take part in remembering the Good Ol' Days of Great Valley, NY. Vintage Aircrafts will be on hand to provide visitors and enthusiasts an opportunity to witness the evolution of aviation and a glimpse of early transportation our forebearers would have been familiar with. It is expected that aircrafts from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s will be represented, along with more modern types.

The event is offering incentives for early arrival of Vintage Planes on Friday night (June 29th) including a Sock Hop at Katy’s Fly-In Restaurant, which is right across the street from the Airport.The Bicentennial committee has also secured funds to help offset the cost of fuel for aircrafts traveling great distances.

Awards will be presented on Saturday, in several categories, including: People's Choice, Greatest Distance flown to the event, and oldest aircraft.

Overnight accommodations and attractions in the area can be found at EnchantedMountains.com.

Great Valley Airport (N56) is located 43.4 nm South of the Buffalo VOR (BUF), 21.1 nm East of Jamestown VOR (JHW), and 25.2 nm North of Bradford VOR (BFD). The airport boasts a beautifully maintained 3,800’ x 90’ grass runway (24/6), with an elevation of 1,450’ MSL. Communication frequency is 122.9.

For more details, please contact: Paul Carmichael at pbcarmich [at] gmail [dot] com

Old Home Days Community Celebration Day

July 21

Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Fireworks, Parade, Street Dance, Food Vendors.

Sponsored by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Old fashioned contests sponsored by Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

Farming - Then and Now

July 22

Snow Brook Farms, 5346 Snow Brook Rd., Great Valley

Hosted by Dan and Marcy Brown and Jim Brennan family. Display of old and antique farm equipment, implements and tools. A tour of a robotic milking operation.

For more information on this event please visit http://FB.com/Town-of-Great-Valley-NY-History-246130745549974

This event will be held at:

Town of Great Valley Great Valley, NY 14741
United States
42° 12' 52.2252" N, 78° 39' 14.1372" W
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