Sinclairville History Fair set for Saturday

Submitted Photo The Valley Historical Society, pictured above, sponsors the Sinclairville History Fair every September. This year’s fair is set for Saturday.

SINCLAIRVILLE — Every September for the past 20 years, the village of Sinclairville and the Valley Historical Society have sponsored an event on the second Saturday known as the Sinclairville History Fair. This year is no different, as on Saturday, Sept. 14, the village will come alive once again with the 21st fair.

There will be plenty of food to eat, with three meals served at the Sinclairville firehall. The Sinclairville 76ers meals on wheels program sponsor a pancake breakfast with eggs and sausage from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 under 12. Presale tickets can be purchased from any 76ers member for $6. At 11:30 a.m., the fire department and the Sinclairville Free Library will co-sponsor a chicken barbecue until sold out. The price is $10. The Historical Society will sponsor a beef on weck dinner at 5 p.m. until sold out. The meal includes macaroni salad, pickle, dessert and drink for $7 adult and $4 under 12. In the common, you will find food vendors throughout the day selling all kinds of tasty wares.

At 9:30 a.m., there will be a memorial service at the museum with local pastors. The day will officially kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade down Main Street. A large turnout of parade participants is expected.

At 11 a.m., one will find Grandma’s fruit pie contest and the Beautiful Baby contest for babies under 2 years at the firehall. There is no entry fee for either contest. Rules for the pie contest can be found at the library and the Superette. Registration for the baby contest is at 10:30 a.m.

Also at 11 a.m., Mark Parsons the magician will be performing at the library.

All through the day there will be around 30 craft vendors in the village common for shoppers to browse.

Also there will be a cruise-in at the village hall for cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are trophies for the winners and door prizes galore.

From 11 a.m. until dusk, there will be an inflatable bounce house, slide and games for all the kids at no charge.

The common will be filled with music throughout the day starting at 11 a.m. with the band Wanderlust performing in the gazebo. The Jamestown Harmony Express chorus will be in the gazebo at 1 p.m. performing barbershop-type music. The Rustic Ramblers band will be playing country music under the tent from noon to 3 p.m. So bring your lawn chairs and spend the day enjoying great music.

At 1:30 p.m., Denise Reichard will perform at the library as Dolly Madison.

Beginning at 11 a.m., Crackerjack Farms will be giving free rides in a horse-drawn limousine. There will be a bake sale in the museum and after lunch the historical society members will sponsor a historical scavenger hunt for all ages.

At 2 p.m., there will be a historic tour of the Evergreen Cemetery with Betty Jean Ridout, cemetery association officer. Participants should meet at the cemetery entrance.

At 3 p.m., there will be an all breeds dog show at the firehall with prizes being donated by Purina of Dunkirk.

Also at 3 p.m. for the first time this year, there will be a Karaoke contest in the gazebo with $300 in cash prizes. Contestants must pre-register by calling Tracy at 673-5526. There is no entry fee, but the contest is limited to 20 contestants.

Don’t forget that the Valley Historical Society museum will be open for tours free of charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a street dance under the tent beginning at 5 p.m. Music will be supplied by the band We Speak Canadian. The day will end with a large fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Everyone in the county is invited to attend any or all of the events. As always, everything is free, including parking. The only cost is for food. So make Sinclairville your destination for the whole family this Saturday. A day of fun and learning is guaranteed for all.