POTSDAM - The sun was shining, music was blasting down Market Street and the 47th annual Potsdam SummerFest was in full swing Friday.
Day two of the annual event featured the Kids Zone, a book sale, Outer Market Mania and an outdoor movie.
The streets were lined with countless concessions and vendors, while the Northern Music and Video Main Stage was filled with various musical groups from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jason and Ashley Fregoe, Norwood, were out enjoying the festival Friday for the first time with their one-year-old son.
“We like to see all of the local businesses. You become aware of some that you might not have known existed, and we also like to watch the music,” Mrs. Fregoe said.
“My husband is a musician, and he’s going to be playing later tonight. ... We walked down (Market Street) and checked out all of the vendors, we went to Ives Park and took a walk along the new sidewalk, which was a lot of fun.”
Saturday, will include a Rotary Duck Pluck from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual parade which includes a theme for the first time (“Fun in the Sun) and the Firemen’s Run to the River among other events.
Madrid resident Ramona Ralston said that she doesn’t attend SummerFest every year, but enjoys the time she does spend there.
“Usually I’m only here one day (of SummerFest.) Today I’m just stopping off here after work,” Ms. Ralston said. “I’ve been checking out the sidewalk sales mostly and then at noontime I checked out the St. Lawrence County Arts Book Sale.”
Judy Westbronze came to SummerFest Friday from Ogdensburg for just the second time in her life, but was having fun with the variety of entertainment options offered.
“My son-in-law is an Elks member here, and my son is as well. My grandchildren love (SummerFest) and that’s why we come here,” she said. “I’m here with my kids because they live in Hannawa Falls and we’re just here for the events today. The music down on Market Street was really nice and all of the shops are having really good sales.”
Saturday July 12
8 a.m. Teal Ribbon 5k walk/run, Waverly Street, Ovarian Cancer Awareness
9 a.m. & 9:30 am Police Dept. Auction, Hatch Rd., 9 am Auction of abandoned vehicles
Police Dept garage, Elm St., 9:30 am, Auction of bicycles, misc. items
9 am – 1 p.m. United Methodist Church, Lawn Sale, 26 Main St.
9 am – 2 p.m. Rotary Duck Pluck, near craft show
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ONNY Junque Sale, Pine St. Arena
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Craft Show, behind The Clarkson Inn
Farmer’s Market, beyond Main St. parking lot
Car Show, lawn of Old Snell Hall
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Vendors, concessions, Elks Kid Zone & concessions (until 6 p.m.)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trinity Church Fall lsland Fair, Maple St.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Book Sale, civic center, Friends of Potsdam Library
All Day Author Event - Matthew Glavin, author of Adirondack Treasure Series, University
Bookstore, Market St.
11 a.m. – Noon Clifford Story Hour - Book Reading - Clifford will be here. University Bookstore
5:30 p.m. – Parade
“Fun in the Sun” – starts at Clarkson Ave, down Maple, up Main St. to Old Snell Hall.
7 p.m. Firemen’s Run to the River
Northern Music & Video Main Stage
10 – 11 a.m., Troy O’brien Pop standards
11 a.m. – noon, Sunday Rock Legacy, Musical review
11:45 a.m. – noon CORC Thrift Store Fashions for Less Runway
Noon – 1 p.m. Bee Children, Folk/Rock
1 – 2 p.m. Crescent Street Jam, Jazz
2 – 3 p.m. Jeff Stein, Singer/Songwriter
3 – 4 p.m. Rebecca Branchau & Bill Melchoir, Solo/Duo singers
4 – 5:15 p.m. Lou Dacques Band, Blues/Classic Rock
6:30 – 6:55 p.m. Today’s Hair & Day Spa/ On the Edge Design Fashion Runway Show
7:15 – 9 p.m. Ten Speed Taxi, Alt. Country Rock
9 – 11 p.m. Ten Cent Green, Radio Rock
10 – 10:45 a.m. Yogi Strong- Gurumantra Kaur
11 a.m. – noon Potsdam Community Band
12:15 – 1 p.m. Jack Kelly Little Big Band
1:15 – 2 p.m. Veils of the Nile- dance troupe