Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Traditional Father’s Day weekend events planned for Old Forge

Members of the Central Adirondack Association (CAA) are pleased to report that they will be hosting their traditional Father’s Day Weekend festivities in-person this weekend beginning with an Antique & Classic Car Rally that will kick off at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday, June 17 at the North Country Market in Thendara, NY, and then cruise up and down Main Street. Those who wish to participate in the car rally are asked to line up in the North Country Market parking lot starting at 6:30 p.m.

The following day, Saturday, June 18, the 25th Annual Father’s Day Weekend Classic & Antique Auto Show will take place at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center/Pavilion.  No pre-registration is necessary this year, instead registration will begin at 9 a.m. Vehicles are $20 per car, and spectators are admitted for free. Guests are encouraged to come spend the day viewing classic and antique cars of all makes and models while having a chance to win door prizes, purchasing food and beverages provided by North Country Market, and enjoying lively music.

Each spectator will be given one ballot to vote on their favorite vehicle.  At 2 p.m., Spectator Choice Awards and plaques will be given out, including $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place. The event is organized by the CAA, and sponsored by the Adirondack Garage and North Country Market. 

A previous Father’s Day Weekend Frog Jumping Contest photo. (Old Forge Visitors Information Center Facebook page photo.)

On Sunday, June 19, the long-standing annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest will begin at noon at the tennis courts situated on the Old Forge lakefront. Children are asked to catch and bring their winning frog to the competition which will be scored in the following categories, smallest frog, largest frog, fastest frog, and longest jump. Dads are welcome to don their most outrageous tie for another fun contest. All frogs will be released, unharmed, following the competition, which takes approximately 60 minutes. The frog jumping contest is sponsored by the CAA.

For more information, call (315) 369-6983.

Photo at top: A shot from a previous Father’s Day Weekend Classic & Antique Auto Show in Old Forge. (Old Forge Visitors Information Center Facebook page photo.)


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