It’s the first weekend in June, which only means one thing to anyone living in Springville—Dairy Fest weekend!
The WNY Dairy/Ag Festival combines arts and crafts, amusement rides, animals, a parade, food, music, contests, classic cars and much more for a weekend of fun in the sun!
This year’s theme is “God Bless Our Farmers.” The festival takes place at SGI High School, at 290 North Buffalo Street, with the parade route and other activities happening all over town.
Don’t miss this Springville tradition, 29 years in the making.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 2
7 am – 3 pm. “Drive Your Tractor to High School” Day/FREE Safety Inspections
5 – 11 pm. Kiddie & Teen Rides by American Amusements
5 – 11 pm. Food Court (large assortment)
5 – 11 pm. Civil War Encampment along back driveway (inside fence) off Eaton St.
5 – 11 pm. NEW- Craft & Trade Shows OPEN FRIDAY
MUSIC TENT – LIVE ENTERTAINMENT to include:
5 – 6 pm. Dark Road Duo
6 – 7 pm. Bob Muhlbauer
7– 8 pm Backwoods Cloggers
8 – 11 pm Famous “Elvis Tribute Artist” Terry Buchwald
9 pm Winners of the 50/50 Drawings announced in the music tent.
Saturday, June 3
9 am – 11 pm Festival Grounds open to the public
10 am 1 1/2 Hour Plus Festival Parade (theme: “God Bless Our Farmers). Parade announcer locations at *front porch of the Warner Museum, *at Main & Mechanic Sts. (Judges Stand) *across from Fiddler’s Green Park. Parade Grand Marshal is Marty Wendel, owner of Wendel’s Poultry, Maple and Chicken BBQ Farm in East Concord.
FARM TENT (inside)
9 am – 6 pm Mother/Child Rest Area in FARM TENT, sponsored by Faith Baptist Church – ALSO,
Kids Farm Fun activities including “corn” box and farm toys,
”Name the Calf & Goat” contests
– Lots of FARM ANIMALS (in the farm tent and on the grounds)
– Local Organization Booths – hand outs, presentations including quilt displays & demos
– 1 pm WNY DAIRY OF DISTINCTION AWARDS (front of tent)
– 1:15pm Meet the Erie County Dairy Princess and Ambassador Candidates followed by the CROWNING of the 2017/2018 Erie County Dairy Princess & her Court.
Free Milk Punch following the crowning.
SATURDAY ONLY – Check out the BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY’S NEW BOOKMOBILE parked near the FARM TENT noon to 3:30pm only. It is a new WiFi equipped BOOKMOBILE designed to bring books, eBooks, and fun reading services to the public. Don’t miss it.
“PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE” FARM EQUIPMENT SHOW
Sponsored by Lamb & Webster And LandPRO Equipment from 9:00am to 10:00pm – Antique & New Farm Equipment on display at the back driveway, across from the fenced in track.
INSIDE FIELD TRACK FENCE
Noon to 5 pm Penelope, the Donkey (the kids will love her)
Noon to 3 or 4 pm Springville Griffith Institute School Bus Display (promoting School Bus Safety for Children)
12:30 pm Kempo Karate (Student Demo) Don’t miss it!
1 pm to 10:30 pm “KIDS VENTURES”, hourly contests & lots of fun events plus light show (sponsored by Assembly of God Church)
2 pm AND 5 pm BOSSIE BINGO (sponsored by F.F.A)
DIRECTLY BEHIND THE HIGH SCHOOL (inside Main Entrance)
9 am – 6 pm Chamber of Commerce Trade Show, Festival Information available in Chamber Booth, along back driveway.
9 am – 6 pm Huge Art & Craft Show outside the fenced in Track across from back school parking lot.
FOOD COURT (lots of variety) – main entrance to Grounds behind the high school.
Open noon to 10:30pm – picnic tables available
2pm PIZZA EATING CONTEST in food court
INSIDE FENCE ALONG INGERSON DRIVE (off Eaton St.)
Civil War Encampment. Experience “military” life during the Civil War Days. Check out their cannon.
CIRCLE BEHIND THE HIGH SCHOOL
Noon, 2 & 4 pm 90 minute Historic TROLLY TOURS (approx. 60 to 65 “history” locations) with tour announcer, around Village of Springville plus Cemetery “War Tours” & Chamber “Butter Churning” event, etc. – pick up and return near the high school’s back circle. Tram sponsored by Erie County Fair.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) activities in main entrance food booth building and nearby areas.
10 am – 7 pm Food stand specials including ice cream.
11:30 am until gone Wendel’s Chicken Barbecue
1:30 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest (prizes). Sign up before 1pm, there are limited spots; ages 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, 16 and up.
BEHIND THE FOOD COURT:
11am – 10:30 pm Kiddie & Teen Amusement rides and Games by American Amusements, ALSO Food Court & Ice Cream Stand from back driveway to Amusement Rides). Picnic tables available.
DOWD ROAD (across from the Springville Elementary School on North St.):
11 am start sign-ups for 11th Annual Horseshoe Tournament, sponsored by Concord Horseshoe Pitching Assoc.
12 – 4 pm 11th Annual Horseshoe Tournament & winners announced.
COMMUNITY PARK Little League Baseball Tournament, all day.
SOUTH BUFFALO ST. VILLAGE SWIMMING POOL – BASKETBALL PARK – Springville Boys and Girls Club – Saturday afternoon BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS
PUBLIC SKILL CONTESTS:
1:30 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest in front of FFA food stand (sponsor). Sign up before 1pm.
2 pm Pizza Eating Contest in food court, sponsored by Salvatore’s Pizza (sign ups @ 1pm, age limits: 7-10, 11-13, 14-17)
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT UNDER THE MUSIC TENT:
Noon – 2 pm – Ozone Rangers – Bob Muhlbauer
2 – 3 pm Down Home Country Cloggers
3 – 5 pm Springville Jazz Band (Bill Cocca)
5 – 6 pm G.I. Elementary School Chorus (Donna Benstead)
6 – 8 pm Ken Cornell & The Poor Boys
8 – 10:30 pm Gene Hilts & the Rustic Ramblers
8 pm Announcements including 50/50 Winners, on stage
10:30 pm FIREWORKS AERIAL DISPLAY seen behind the high school, including Cannon “kick off and ending” of fireworks
Sunday, June 4
BACK CIRCLE – behind the High School
10:00am – to noon – CLASSIC & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW & TRUCK REGISTRATION behind the High School (at circle)
Noon to 5:00pm – CLASSIC & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
Sponsored by Emerling Ford – Trophies awarded between 3:00PM & 4:00PM
1:00pm – 3:00pm – 90 minute Historic TROLLEY TOURS (approx. 60 to 65 “history” locations) with tour announcer, around Village of Springville – pick up and return near the high school’s back circle. Tram sponsored by Erie County Fair.
FOLLOWING EVENTS ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS – Noon to 5:00pm :
Kiddie & Teen Amusement Rides ($2 off a ride arm band – coupon in Festival Newspaper published by Springville Journal/Neighbor to Neighbor News on May 25), plus LOTS of games by American Amusements
FOOD COURT – large assortment, picnic tables available
Penelope, the Donkey (have the kids check out this cute animal)
* The Festival Committee is planning on collecting the PUBLIC’S FAVORITE RECIPES for a 2018 COOKBOOK publication NEXT YEAR in celebrating our 30th Festival Anniversary. DEPOSIT your favorite RECIPE(s) with your name on them, in a labeled box near the Music Stage, at this year’s festival. Collection will be all weekend.
* ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
* CHAMBER TRADE SHOW
FARM TENT sponsored by Faith Baptist Church (just inside the entrance gate):
12 – 5 pm Kids’ Farm activities including “corn” box & farm toys, plus Farm, Local & School Organization Displays
12 – 5 pm Enjoy FARM ANIMAL PETTING under the tent, featuring lots of farm animals.
ALSO – Mother/Child Rest Area (plus free gift give aways to the Public)
ALONG THE END OF BACK DRIVEWAY by Track area
Noon – 5:00pm – New & Antique Farm Equipment Show focusing on “past, present & future” equipment, sponsored by Lamb & Webster and LandPRO Equipment.
MUSIC TENT –
10 – 11:30 am Faith Baptist Church Services. Beautiful MUSIC presented by “Sounds of Praise” by the Old Time Baptist Church in Hamburg – DON’T MISS IT!
12 – 2 pm Nip & Tuck with Dave Tucker
2 – 3 pm Two Rustic Ramblers (Gene Hilts & Howard Buck)
3 – 5 pm Paul Zittel and Pure Country PLUS SQUARE DANCING!
5 pm 50/50 Winners announced, under the Music Tent.
ALL TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
HANDICAPPED access parking – back school driveway (Ingerson Drive) entrance off Eaton St.
NEAR BY parking lots – front of High School, 290 N. Buffalo St.
Behind Springville Moose, off North St.
Springville Manufacturing, North St.
Winsmith, end of Eaton St.