Thursday, August 1 2013 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Fun Events at the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend, First Weekend of August
There will be a whole lotta of shakin goin’ on this year during the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend, August 1 to August 4, 2013.
It kicks off with the Kiddie Parade on Thursday evening. At 6:30 the parade will leave Redfield Park for the Carnival grounds. Kids dressed in costumes who participate in the parade will be able to buy a special ride bracelet providing unlimited rides all evening for only $10!
Visit the Phelps Arts Center at 15 Church Street, to view a special Airigami Exhibit, created by a team of people under the direction of artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. This exhibit is part sculpture, part illustration, part origami and pure fun! While there is an entrance fee of $5.00 for PAC members and $10 for non-members, you can see the exhibit and meet the artists on Thursday, August 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. The center will be open extended hours throughout the weekend. On Saturday stop in to see the decorated cabbage heads submitted by area children. Judging of the Heads will be at noon. For more information on these events call 548-2095.
Along with the Airigami exhibit the Phelps Arts Center is also hosting Arts in the Park on Saturday from 10 to 6 p.m. Fine arts and crafts exhibitors will be displaying their wares at the Methodist Memorial Park on Main Street (next to Vienna Gardens– Phelps old middle school).
The Phelps Community Center, 8 Banta Street, will be hosting quite a few events over the weekend. Find out how well you know Phelps by competing in the Phelps Phenomenal Race on Friday evening. Details can be found at PhelpsNY.com or by calling 548-8484. Runners in the 20K will again be starting from the community center (bathrooms only in the rear of the building will be open for their use). Start your busy Saturday off right with breakfast at the PCC and then visit the Mustang Rally of the Finger Lakes Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Phelps American Legion, 1346 Route 96, again hosts “Reporter” Friday night from 8 p.m. to Midnight. On Sunday from noon (until they run out) you can enjoy a chicken barbecue and then from 2 to 6 p.m. enjoy the country sounds of Jerry Irwin’s County Line.
Downtown Phelps will be the site of the new “Marketplace.” Enjoy shopping these sidewalk vendors and stop in at our downtown businesses.
Last, but not least, the carnival grounds are once again at the field on Ontario Street next to the Phelps Fire Department. Food vendors, community organizations and rides will be there Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy a refreshing beverage at the Phelps Firemen’s beer tent. Bands will be playing each night from 7 p.m. on—Thursday is “Dirty Birds”, Friday is “Flint Creek” and Saturday enjoy “Slow Riders.” Cabbage bowling, Sauerkraut eating contest, Babe Ruth Baseball, Firemen training demo and more will be there Saturday too.
A bus will be available all day on Saturday to take you to the different venues.
Under the direction of professional coordinator, Lisa Hubler, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend committee has many familiar faces from local not for profits this year and they are all working together to bring a spectacular weekend of events. The weekend’s theme “It takes a village” honors the community effort needed to put on the weekend.
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