Friday, September 14, 2012

This Weekend: Inlet’s 19th Annual Fall Festival

The 19th Annual Inlet Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, September 16th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Fern Park on South Shore Road.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Dave Ruch on Saturday 11:45 AM-1:30 PM & 3:15-5:00 PM. Dave Ruch is a special musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds. Gwen & Jim Tracy will perform on Sunday 11:15 AM-1:00 PM & 2:15-4:00 PM. Fifth generation Adirondack resident Gwen Tracy sings a blend of blues and folk music and has been performing in the region since 2000. She performs as a solo act and also with a variety of musicians. In 2004, along with her friend John Kribs, she formed the blues-rock band Delia. Gwen and her dad Jim often play as an acoustic duo. Her latest endeavor is a four piece acoustic band that includes her dad, mom Bonnie and her husband Chris Deuss.

Saturday’s entertainer will be Victor the Clown from 10:30-11:15 AM & 2:00-2:45 PM. Victor is a mime and balloon artist whose talent and artistry captivate audiences of all ages. His shows include a variety of formal and informal pieces, balloon art and audience participation. His mime segments include several mime activities and a piece using bird puppets. Sunday’s entertainer will be Juggling Josh from 10:15-11:00 AM & 1:15-2:00 PM. Juggling Josh, also known as Joshua Edelman, has been delighting audiences with his unique blend of breathtaking skills and sidesplitting comedy for over a decade. He is grateful to be one of those people who are lucky enough to make a career out of doing something he loves, and this passion shows through in his work.

Several Activity Zones will be set up around the fair offering things for the young at heart to take part in. The Inlet Youth Commission will have their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop set up where you can stuff your own animal and insert a wishing star before zipping them closed. A Bouncy House will be set up for hours of play. Victor the Clown’s assistant will do free face painting on Saturday. And Innovative Creations will return with hermit crabs, sand art, spin art, gem mining, pumpkin painting, goldfish games and more.

The food court will offer selections like gyros, fried dough, savory desserts, cupcakes, burgers, curly fries, handmade pretzels, slushies, nachos & cheese, and spicy chocolate covered bacon.

A wide range of vendors will be selling crafts including rustic furniture, maple syrup, home decorations, clothing and much more. Watch Greg Rudd of Inlet & Utica toss clay on his pottery wheel at his “Country Collage” booth where you will also find Toni’s homemade jams & jellies. Other Inlet vendors at the festival include Paula Drake with wooden items and crafts at “The Gift Cottage” booth, scented candles and walking sticks at Mary Maslyn’s “Moose River Candle Co.” booth, the “JWR Photos & Frames” booth with Adirondack Photography by Joseph Wild and fun creature hats, gloves and plushies by Shelby McGill. You will also find Annette Curri of Eagle Bay at her booth “Artistic Concepts” with multi media hand painted art, crafts, photos and furnishings and Jonathan Esper of Long Lake offering panoramic, aerial and treetop views of the Adirondacks at his booth “Windernesscapes Photography.”

Local groups and not-for-profits represented at the festival will be the Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, Eagle Bay Fire Ladies Auxiliary, the Inlet Public Library, St. Anthony’s Altar Rosary Society and Knights of Columbus.

Parking at Fern Park is limited. Free parking will be available at Arrowhead Park and the lot in front of The Woods Inn. A free Shuttle Bus provided by Ted Payne’s Bus Service will be available both days.

For more information and a complete list of vendors visit InletFallFestival.com or call the Inlet Information Office at 315-357-5501.

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