What’s Going On: Hammond Fair, VFW Freedom Fest in Canton & Potsdam, Nerd Con in Canton
Local events on Saturday
79th Hammond Fair
HAMMOND: 79th Hammond Fair, 8-10 a.m. breakfast served, 9 a.m. exhibits open; 9:30 a.m. 4-H draft horse/horse show, and rabbit, poultry, sheep, pig and goat judging; 11 a.m. entertainment, 12:30 p.m. children's games, 1:30 p.m. bossy bingo; 2 p.m. ice cream social, pet show, cake walk and Kentucky Derby hat contest; 3:30 p.m. recognitions, decorated cake auction and daring for raffle prizes; 315-324-5517, www.hammondfair.com.
Birth Connection viewing
POTSDAM: St Lawrence County Birth Connection attending a viewing of “Tully” at Cinema 10, 7:15 p.m.; discussion will follow.
Ribbon cuttingLISBON: Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of the North Fork Music Studio, 219 Baker Rd. with a ribbon cutting, 10 a.m.; public is invited to attend; Lisa Bowdish, a retired music teacher just recently opened the North Fork Music Studio where she teaches piano, voice and guitar lessons; 315-393-4036 or 315-528-0175 or via email at [email protected] to inquire about available lesson time slots; www.northforkmusicstudio.com.
VFW Freedom Fest
CANTON: Canton VFW Auxiliary’s Family Freedom Festival, village park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; featuring presentations by the VFW Auxiliary National Programs, the Canton Fire Department and military recruiters; St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department will provide child ID cards and K9 officer Fable will be on hand; 10th Mountain Division Band to perform; bounce house from Seaway Valley Jumpers, carnival games, a cupcake walk and Wreaths Across America; free, although the Auxiliary will accept donations; donations of can tabs will also be accepted for Ronald McDonald House.
Northern New York Nerd Con
CANTON: Canton Recreational Pavilion, 90 Lincoln Ave.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bigfoot enthusiast, cosplayers from Star Wars, ghost hunters, vendors, panels, Jurassic Park jeeps; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $20 VIP, $10 general admission; raffle basket; info: https://www.facebook.com/Northern-New-York-Nerd-Con-790985081101670/.
AMVETS Freedom Fest
POTSDAM: Amvets Post 282 and Auxiliary hosting Family and Freedom Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the post at 6771 U.S. Highway 11, next to Hospice between Canton and Potsdam; horse drawn wagon rides by Double Percherons, Kids’ Carnival games, kids’ only Karaoke contest, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Child ID table and K9 Fable, quality craft fair, cupcake walk, bake sale, raffles, live broadcast by MIX 96; lunch and beverages sold; demos by 10th Mountain Division troops and the Canton Fire Department; 10th Mountain Division Band, flag etiquette, disposal class at noon; free admission, carnival games 25 cents, horse carrots $1, free rides.
Fall Gun Show
PARISHVILLE: Parishville Sportsman’s Club’s 17th annual Fall Gun Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Parishville Firemen’s Hall; $3 admission; under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adult; refreshments sold, breakfast served 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; info: 315-265-2922.
MASSENA: Food distribution, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 128 Main St., 9-10:30 a.m.; for St. Lawrence Couny residents only.
RICHVILLE: Richville Fall Festival, 11 a.m., playground field; open to all and will feature a DJ all day, inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, more than 20 crafters and vendors, auctions, raffles, local craft beer, food, chicken barbecue at noon, face painting, fire trucks, pumpkins, mums and more; block party featuring The Shoes from 6-9 p.m.