Monday, August 1, 2022

Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival is slated for Aug. 5, 6

All are invited to gather together on the beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront in Port Henry, NY to celebrate Lake Champlain’s lake monster with legendary fun for the 37th annual Champ Day: The Lake Champlain Monster Festival. The free, crowd-pleasing event features special guests such as Penelope the Clown, Cardboard Boat Races, a CryptoCave Meet & Greet, a Champ Lure Contest, Creative Cove for Kids, Vendor Marketplace, food, and much more.

 

New this year is a Champ Day weekend kickoff event, Champ’s Monster Movie Night, that will take place on Friday, August 5  at 7 p.m. on Bulwagga Bay Beach in Port Henry.  The evening’s featured film will be “Monster from the Ocean Floor” a fun, old-fashioned 1950s monster movie suitable for all ages. The film will be presented by Andy McDougall, a film collector from Plattsburgh, NY. In addition to the film screening, guests are encouraged to take part in a costume contest, in which those who don a beach/tiki, retro 1950s, or monster theme outfit have a chance to win a prize.
The main event is set for Saturday, August 6 at Champ Beach Park, Beach Road, at the north end of Port Henry.

The festival’s Cardboard Boat Race tasks guests to build a boat that will withstand the waters of Lake Champlain. Boat building begins at 10 a.m. and the race starts at noon. All supplies will be provided. Festival organizers thanked Red Brick Cafe & Village Inn, Star Way, Port Henry, NY for sponsoring the Cardboard Boat Race. *NOTICE: Water shoes are strongly recommended for race contestants due to possible zebra mussels on the lake floor.

Champ Day- The Lake Champlain Monster Festival Facebook page photo.

2022 Festival Schedule:

Friday, August 5, 2022 – 7 pm – Free Admission

*Champ’s Monster Movie Night on the Beach @ Bulwagga Bay Beach, Bulwagga Drive, Port Henry, NY – See “Monster from the Ocean Floor” a fun old-fashioned 1950s monster movie for all ages presented by Andy McDougall, a film collector from Plattsburgh, NY! Plus a Monster Movie Night CONTEST – Wear a beach/tiki, retro 1950s, or monster theme outfit and you could win a prize.

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 10 am to 3 pm – Free Admission

*CryptoCave Meet & Greet with cryptozoology researchers, authors, filmmakers – 10 am to 3 pm – 2022 Guests: Shetan Noir, Ronald Murphy, Richard Rossi & Kelly Tabor

*Cardboard Boat Race – Boat Building @ 10 am (materials supplied); Race @ Noon; Can your craft withstand the waters of Lake Champlain?

*Champ Lure Contest @ 1 pm – How would you lure Champ for a photo? A monster roar? Lake creature disguise? A catchy song? A tempting treat? Adult and Kid categories – $50 cash prize for each category. Sign up at the Moriah Chamber of Commerce booth on festival day.

*Creative Cove for Kids – 10 am to 3 pm – Stop by the big blue tent and create your own official Team Champ travel cup to take home.

*Penelope the Clown – 10 am to 3 pm – Face painting, balloons, jokes, and fun with our favorite clown.

* Vendor Marketplace – 10 am to 3 pm – Artists, Crafters, Makers, along with Purveyors of the Unique, Unusual & Cryptid – find some great Champ items to remember your visit to Champ Day.

 

For the latest information and updates:

*Facebook page: Champ Day – The Lake Champlain Monster Festival

*Email: champdayfest@gmail.com

*Website: porthenrymoriah.com/events-0

 

Photo at top: Champ Day- The Lake Champlain Monster Festival Facebook page photo.

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