For the past five years Wilmington New York has been hosting their Annual Festival of Colors. This fall festival takes place at the base of Whiteface Mountain, and is a prime location for fall foliage peeking. Celebrate the beautiful transition of autumn colors with colorful works done by local artists and craftsmen, and enjoy delectable home baked goods and local produce. The Wilmington New York Fall Festival is a perfect place for families, couples, and people of all ages.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This New York fall festival features local artists, produce growers, bakers, and local craftsmen.
One of the favorite festival events is the competitive and delicious Pie Baking Contest. Once your taste buds are satisfied stroll the verdant grounds through various art demonstrations and enjoy a multitude of children’s activities. Get your hands dirty and bring out your creative energy with pumpkin painting. Celebrating their 6th annual fall foliage festival, the town is featuring a live children’s comedy performance by “Pipsqueak” the clown and her assistants. You’ll also enjoy live entertainment by the local blues band “Zip City.” Work up your appetite with a game of tug of war, and then end your day with the mouthwatering BBQ.
The Wilmington New York Fall Festival takes place at the field on Springfield Road (just off Route 86). Festival tickets are not required since admission is free! Wilmington is famous for its’ sixty-two percent of State forest preserve that makes up this quaint town, and allows visitors to hike, bike, and appreciate the beautiful rugged wilderness of New York. After the festival is complete, make sure to take a drive up the summit of Whiteface which offers unparalleled views of the vibrant fall foliage. The summit is accessible only by the Whiteface Memorial Highway, which originates in downtown Wilmington.