Here’s a clip of the grand finale from 2016!
From speedy race cars to trucks and farm tractors, from Woodies to lovingly restored classics, you can see it all at the Celebrate Commemorate car show.
Stroll down Main Street on Sunday, May 28, listen to music by popular disc jockey Jim Schreck of WNYR-FM radio and Bob Gilbert of Dynamic Sound, and talk to owners of the hundreds of motorized vehicles featured at Wheels on Main Street. The car show is organized by Bob and Bev Good and Gary and Donna Stengle and begins at 11 a.m.
Registration may be made between 9 and 10 a.m. the day of the show at the booth in front of the police department on West Main Street. Registrants will receive a commemorative dash plaque. Registration is free.
As a special feature this year, come see the Number 78 NASCAR Sprint Cup Car, driven by Martin Truex . The car will be parked in front of Parrow’s Garage next to the Village Office. Visit the Watkins Glen staff to get more information about this summer’s events.
The Waterloo Lions Club and the Woodie Northeastern Chapter will host the annual Woodie Reunion, a gathering of the wooden-bodied cars manufactured in Waterloo from 1939 to 1957.
Chair Gary Valerio said Woodies will participate in the Freedom Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. will be on display in front of the Main Street Shoppe Center.
At 4pm on Saturday May 27th:
Patriot Pizza Eating Contest sponsored by Ciccinos Pizzeria!
* Celebrate Committee Food Booth – featuring Hot Dogs – Hamburgs
Hot Sausage & Ciccino’s Pizza
* Jim & Linda’s – Fried dough, lemonade, gyros, etc…
* Dar’s Delights – Home Made Ice Cream
* J & M Catering
* Yakisoba – Asian noodles, spring rolls
* 1st Presbyterian Church – homemade pies
* G & G concessions – Hawaiian shaved ice
* Dandy Sandy – Frozen Cheesecake on a stick
* Chicken BBQ’s by K&R Catering:
Saturday, Waterloo in Bloom & Sunday, Waterloo Rotary
For more information please contact:
Conrad Struzik- 315-246-3041
Rise and shine on Celebrate/Commemorate weekend with breakfast at the American Legion
Waterloo Memorial Post 6433 VFW will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 28th, at the post home on East Elisha Street. The menu includes scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit cup, toast, juice and coffee.
What would a festival be without food? Pretty boring. What would a festival be with free food. Wow!
This year’s Celebrate Commemorate will have a special treat – free food! A new culinary tent will feature top chefs from 4-H, restaurants, and the community who will demonstrate their favorite recipes and offer samples to the audience. Recipes will feature products grown or produced in New York.
President Theodore Roosevelt (portrayed by Gib Young) will be hosting a “children’s hour” at the “Kids Korner” at Lafayette park on Saturday May 27th from 5 – 6pm.
Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, will sit and visit with the children and their families. He will talk about how much fun his family had in the White House. He will also be telling one of his favorite stories about the “Teddy Bear”. Children are encouraged to bring their own Teddy Bears!
Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day Bears will also be available for purchase at he merchandise booth in the center of the park.
Kids Corner is located at the North East corner of the Park across from the Courthouse.
Teddy Roosevelt at the M’Clintock House in 2016
KIDS Korner = FUN!
Waterfalls Girl Scouts Service unit 405 will be hosting Kids Korner beginning at 10am Saturday & Sunday. Kids Korner, a favorite place for the children (and their parents), to participate in good ole fashion, carnival style games and prizes.
Activities at Kids Korner also features:
* Magician Aaron Isaacs performs walk about magic Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Seneca * Park Zoo Exhibit Saturday and Sunday from 2-4:00pm
* Doodle Shooz Entertainment with balloons and face painting Sunday 12:30 – 3:30.
“The Culinary tent is a great resource to learn about foods grown and produced locally in Seneca County and the surrounding Finger Lakes area,” said CCE Executive Director Ave Bauder. “The public is invited to taste delicious samples, while getting new recipes and nutrition tips. Also this year we have two different competitions. A Venison Chili Cook-Off on Saturday for all of the wild game hunters as well as sportsmen’s clubs and on Sunday a Jr. Iron Chef Competition. Check it out!”
Saturday, May 27th, 2017
10:00AM- 11:00AM: Good Morning Smoothies- start your day with a refreshing, protein & fiber packed smoothie! 11:00AM- 1 PM: Farm to School- CCE is working with NYS Department of Ag & Markets to bring more local produce into school cafeterias. Try some Farm to School recipes from this year, check out our apple slicer, and learn more about this exciting program. 1-3PM: Showcase of Local Foods- come learn what foods will be available at the local farmers markets this summer, get local wild game & fish recipes, and sample local products.
3-5PM– Best Healthy Recipe Contest- CCE will be highlighting best Healthy recipe winners. Recipes are from local residents and are judged based on use of local ingredients, healthiness, and, of course, taste!
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 10:00AM- noon: Start your Day with a Healthy Breakfast! Learn some new recipes and tips Noon: Worksite Wellness- learn ways to stay healthy throughout the workday with recipes and exercise tips to help stay energized.
1:00PM-4PM: 2nd Annual Jr Iron Chef Competition open to teams of Middle and/or High School Students. Watch youth repurpose vendor food from the festival into something different and earn an opportunity to go on to the NYS Fair. Special guest
For a complete list of events at our Culinary Tent, go to our website at: www.senecacountycce.org
If you are looking for a Schedule of Events, Event Map or 5k Race Map, or need an Application for an event or wish to be a vendor, please visit this link.