Two-day event features tractor parade, dance performers, kids fun
By Terry Duffy
The Sanborn Historical Society invites residents to check out the return of the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Fest, taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, on the grounds of the Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston.
Historical Society officials posted on their Facebook page: “This is the first one in two years, so stop in and get a bite to eat and see what is going on!”
Another fun community event returning following cancellations attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said many of the festival’s attractions of years’ past will again be on site. Included are antique tractors, tractor parades, artisans, a flea market, craft show and bake sale. Also, foods, music, a basket auction, produce vendors, a host of kids activities, visits from Wild Critters and plenty of Farm Museum exhibits.
That’s not all. Also expected are performances by the Native American Niagara River Dancers, plus a Volkswagen car show on Saturday, and an “All-Classic Car Cruise” on Sunday.
The fun begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with a pancake breakfast served by Town of Lewiston officials. The official festival opening is 10 a.m., and the day continues with a number of activities on the festival grounds, including musical and dance performances in the morning; a fife and drum performance from noon to 1 p.m.; children’s activities from noon to 3 p.m.; the tractor parade at 2 p.m.; and a performance of the Parkside Brass Quartet from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Sunday activities kick off with a French toast breakfast from 8-11 a.m.; the Niagara River Dancers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; fife and drum entertainment, plus kids fun starting at noon. Following the 1 p.m. tractor parade, visitors will be able to partake in a make-your-own sundae serving at 1:30 p.m., and enjoy a performance of the Sanborn Fire Co. Band from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The festival continues with basket auction winners announced, and more children’s programming running to 3:30 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lewiston, plus the following: Grigg-Lewis Foundation, Sanborn General Store, William Davis Insurance, Gorge Travel, Modern Disposal, Rhoney Funeral Homes, Wheatfield Pediatrics, Hoover’s Dairy, Orleans Monuments, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.
For more information on the festival, visit www.sanbornhistory.org or contact Bonnie at 716-957-4851.