Heuvelton Hillbilly Days kick off Saturday with fireworks, fishing derby and more
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 8:50 am

HEUVELTON -- Several businesses and community organizations in Heuvelton are sponsoring the Heuvelton Hillbilly Days on Aug. 30 and 31, which will include a parade, fireworks, a kids' fishing derby, duck, canoe and lawnmower races and more.

Aug. 30 starts with a kids' fishing derby from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Heuvelton boat launch. At 7:15 a.m., runner and walkers can sign up at the former McAdam Cheese parking lot for an 8 a.m. fun run. St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers will hold a canoe race at 9 a.m. starting in Rensselaer Falls and ending in Heuvelton. A baby contest will be at the Heuvelton fire department at 10 a.m. At the same time, a quilt show going until 5 p.m. will be in Pickens Hall. At Flat Rocks on River Road, duck races will start at noon. At 8 p.m., J and the Two Tones will perform at 8 p.m.

Also on Aug. 30 will be alumni reunion events at Heuvelton Central School. A tour still start at 1:30 p.m., the start of which will coincide with a silent auction that goes until 5:30 p.m. and a slide show on display in the auditorium until 3 p.m. There will be a 3 p.m. awards ceremony in the auditorium, followed by social hour and finger food in the cafeteria. There will be class and group photos taken at 4:30 p.m. and an alumni dinner in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. It is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Aug. 31 starts with a craft fair at the Heuvelton boat launch at 9 a.m. The quilt show at Pickens Hall will resume from 10 a.m. to noon. The Lions Club will sell food at Knowlton Park starting at noon. A parade will march down Main Street at 1 p.m. Following the parade at the boat launch, kids' games will be available until 5 p.m. and Seaway Valley Jumpers will offer inflatables. DJ Stan Mitchell will provide music and karaoke until the fireworks. At 2 p.m., a car show will be on display behind Doug's Tavern with music from J and the Two Tones. The Amvets will serve a chicken barbeque at 2 p.m. They will charge $8 for adults and $4.50 for children. Delivery will be available in town by calling 344-2364 by noon. The Canton Goldenaires will give a performance from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Also at 2:30 p.m., spectators can take in the fragile planet animal exhibit at the boat lunch, until 5 p.m. At 3 p.m., Stewart's and the Lions Club will host an ice cream social. Lawnmower races will kick off at the boat launch at 5 p.m. Tickets are $3 general admission and ages 12 and under are free. Pit pass is $5. The festivities will close with fireworks at dusk.