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Annual Festival of the Colors to be held in Wilmington Sept. 8

Scarecrow-building contest, face painting on tap

September 6, 2012
Lake Placid News

WILMINGTON - For its ninth year, Wilmington will host the Festival of the Colors, a hometown festival welcoming the beginning of fall.

Keeping with the tradition of being held the second Saturday in September, this year's Festival of the Colors will be held on the 8th of this month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the T-ball field on Springfield Road. This event is free and open to everyone. The day will include a children's comedy routine by Pipsqueak the Clown, two shows by Santa's Workshop cast members and live entertainment by band Eat. Sleep. Funk.

For children there will be bouncy entertainment, pumpkin painting, balloon sculptures, face painting, games and, new this year, a scarecrow-building contest. For adults there will be multiple vendor booths selling arts, crafts, rustic furniture, jewelry, fresh produce, photography and baked goods. There will also be large truck and equipment displays by local fire-rescue departments, the Wilmington Highway Department, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Milton Caterpillar. There will also be horse and pony rides available.

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Also this year there will be a Cookie Bake Off featuring three divisions: Professional, Adult and Child. Once the judges get their samples, the cookies will be sold, with the proceeds to benefit the E.M. Cooper Library in Wilmington.

For more information, contact the Whiteface Business & Tourism Center at 518-946-2255 or



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