The annual Tri-Town Festival will return Aug. 1-3 with a variety of new and classic events, games and contests.
This year the Tri-Town Festival committee’s theme for the event is Super Heroes and Villains. There will be a parade, fireworks, a carnival, sports and fishing contests and an eating contest.
“New this year there will be a 5K walk/run for autism at the arena,” said Jodi White, event organizer.
The 5K Color Walk/Run for Autism takes place Saturday at the Tri-Town Arena parking lot at 8 a.m. and costs $20. Proceeds benefit the Puzzle Piece Foundation. To pre-register, call 704-728-6309.
On Friday for kids there will be a sidewalk art contest, kids golf tournament and super heroes and villain stories in the park. Adults can enjoy food, wine slushies, live music and more on Friday.
“Fireworks sponsored by the Town of Brasher will be held at dusk at the high school,” White said.
Activities on Saturday will feature a parade at 11 a.m., carnival with games and bounces houses from noon to 3 p.m. and eating contests.
The “Getting it Done Obstacle Challenge” will return Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event is geared toward children with disabilities and people with wheelchairs, crutches and vision or hearing impairments are encouraged to participate.
“There are things like bowling and shooting a balloon with water. Everyone seems to enjoy it…so it is returning,” White said.
A fishing derby, chicken barbeque and lawn mower races highlight events on Sunday.
All events will be held at the arena unless otherwise noted.
A list of the scheduled events follows:
Friday, Aug. 1
6 a.m.-6 p.m. - Sidewalk Art Contest Rescue Squad to Pit Stop. Claim a piece of sidewalk and depict your favorite superhero or villain! Washable sidewalk chalk only. No paint of any kind. Ages 1-100. Must leave name and age on drawing for judging. Winning ribbons will be available at Carnival of Fun on Saturday. Rain date Sunday until noon.
8:30 a.m. - Pre-Teen/Teen Golf Tournament (Meadowbrook Golf Course) $10 for non-members/$3 for members. Contact Meadowbrook at 315-389-4562.
10:30 a.m. - Super Heroes & Villain Stories in the Park (Brasher Park) Join the Lion's Club for a bit of summer reading. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
11 a.m. - Lion's Cub Picnic (Tri-Town Recreation Park) Get a ride on a fire truck alongside the Brasher-Winthrop Super Hero Firemen from Brasher Park to the Tri-Town Recreation Park. All kids must be accompanied by an adult at the picnic.
12:30-2 p.m. - Senior Ice Cream Social (LBSH) Enjoy a cool treat on a hot summer day.
1-4 p.m. - Lowell Kelsey Memorial 9th Annual Demonstration Radio Control Model Airplanes (Kelsey's Aerodrome) Bring a lawn chair. Find us at the corner of Pickle Street and CR 47. Call Harry Cummings 315-389-4113
2-7 p.m. - Wine slushies (High Peaks Winery) Must be 21 and over to enjoy.
4:30-7 p.m. - K of C Dinner (Knights of Columbus) Turkey or ham, salt potatoes, roll, and dessert for $9/pp. Take out available. Contact Terry Grant 315-389-5492.
5 p.m. "Minute To Win It" (Inside Arena) Registration begins at 4:45 pm. Both child and adult teams encouraged. Prizes in adult and kid categories. Contact Kristy at 315-208-4030
5:30 p.m. - U18 Boys Soccer vs Madrid-Waddington (Modified Soccer Field behind high school)
8 p.m. - Free Ice Cream (Bus Garage) The fine folks from MMH and the Brasher Falls Family Health Clinic want to scoop some cold ice cream refreshment for you (while supplies last)
8-9 p.m. - Live Music with Chris & Matt Whalen (Bus Garage)
8-10 p.m. Concession (Bus Garage) Buy some food/drink while you watch the show.
9 p.m. - Parade Marshals and Fireworks (Bus Garage) The 2014 marshals will be announced. Enjoy the best fireworks show in the North Country!
Saturday, Aug. 2
8 a.m. - 5K Color Walk/Run for Autism (Arena Parking Lot) $20 registration fee. Proceeds benefit the Puzzle Piece Foundation. Color spray is optional. Those who have not pre-registered should wear a white t-shirt. Sunglasses are required. To pre-register call 704-728-6309 or 704-728-2979
8 a.m.-6 p.m. - "Some Gave It All" Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament (North Lawrence Ball Fields) Team fee $150. Teams must have 7 guys and 3 gals. Proceeds benefit the young family of an Afghanistan veteran who tragically lost his life. Contact: Derrick 518-521-6030 or Shawna 518-643-1919.
9 a.m. - Frog Jumping Contest (Inside Arena) All participants must bring own frog. Frogs are not provided. No glass containers. Contact Rich/Katie 315-389-5979
9:30-11 a.m. - Getting It Done Obstacle Challenge (Arena ball field) This event is geared toward children with disabilities; meets every person's ability. We welcome and accommodate for people with wheelchairs, crutches, hearing and sight impairments, as well as other challenges. Friendly, obstacle-style competition. Opportunity to encourage physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participation. Contact Ryan 315-250-1881 or Michelle 315-769-9129
10 a.m. - Parade Line Up (SLC Elementary School) Contact Kristy 315-208-4030
11 a.m. - "Superheroes and Villains Take Over Tri-Town Summer Festival" Parade (Route SLC to Agway) Who will prevail...good or evil?? The Chateaugay Central School Marching Band will be a highlight for sure again this year. Contact Kristy 315-208-4030 to register your entry.
Noon-3 p.m. - Carnival of Fun (Beside Arena) Fun for all ages. Games, huge slide, bouncy house, face painting, and more. $5/20 tickets and unlimited rides. Proceeds benefit SLC Boys Soccer.
1-5 p.m. - Wine slushies (High Peaks Winery) Must be 21 and over to enjoy.
2 p.m. - Eating Contest (Primabella's) 6yrs & under - ice cream 1st, 2nd, 3rd place cash prizes; 7-13 yrs - pizza 1st and 2nd place cash prizes; 14 yrs and up - hot dogs 1st and 2nd cash prizes. Must pre-register by noon to reserve your spot!
2 p.m. - Blindfold Bicycle Rally (Inside Arena) Ditch the Bat-mobile and navigate the bicycle course blindfolded! Youth and adult sizes available. Prizes in adult and kid categories! Call Chamber of Commerce 315-389-4223.
3 p.m. - TTMH Duck/Turtle Race (Behind Arena) Which swims faster - a duck or turtle? Find out. $5/duck or turtle. Tons of prizes! Call "Duck Central" at 315-705-4437.
3-5 p.m. - Wine Tasting (Spirits of Downtown) Must be 21 years and older.
3-5 p.m. - Live Music Tri-Town Entertainers (Crapser Hall Porch)
4 p.m. - Pine Car Race (Inside Arena) Registration begins at 3:45. Different age groups K-8th grade. Contact Bethany 315-208-8003
4 p.m. - Adult Kickball Tourney (Arena Ball Field) Teams must be mixed men and women. Contact Courtney at 212-2939.
5 p.m. - Steak Dinner (Brasher-Winthrop Fire Dept) Let these heroes cook for you if you want a delicious steak, this is the place to be. Get there early; dinners usually sell out.
6:30 p.m. - Class of '94 Reunion (American Legion) Can you believe it's been 20 years already.
8 p.m. - 6th Annual Cory Jock Home Run Derby (Arena) Hit a home run under the lights - just like the big leagues! No age limits - boys and gals. Each batter will receive 5 good pitches. $5 entry fee for those over 18 yrs. Proceeds benefit SLC Baseball.
Sunday, Aug. 3
7:30 a.m.-noon - Breakfast (Lawrenceville Fire Dept) The Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Dept Auxiliary want to maker sure you have a heroes breakfast to get you through your day! Contact 315-389-4439.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. - "Some Gave It All" Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament (North Lawrence Ball Fields) See Saturday schedule for event information.
10-11 a.m. - Fishing Derby (Tower Pond) Free fishing for those 1-15 yrs old. No lures allowed. Must catch and release.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.- Chicken BBQ (North Lawrence Fire Dept) The North Lawrence Fire Dept is always willing to lend a helping hand. Let them make a traditional summer lunch for you. Contact 315-212-7794
1 p.m. - SLC Lacrosse Alumni Game (SLC practice field over hill) Start training now so we don't have to pull out the oxygen! Will even or odd years win? Who will come out the heroes? Contact Bryan 315-296-1301
1 p.m. - Lawn Mower Races (Near North Lawrence Playground) Rev up those engines! Contact 315-212-7794 to register or for more information.
1-5 p.m. - Wine slushies (High Peaks Winery) Must be 21 and over to enjoy.
1-4 p.m. - Old Time Fiddlers (LBSH)
For more information, visit http://www.tritownsummerfestival.com/Pages/default.aspx.