Summer Festival of the Arts & Championship Rodeo Next Weekend
BY JEANINE ZIMMER
Next weekend, Ellicottville will celebrate the long awaited summer season with the Summer Festival of the Arts, July 3-6; a homecoming of sorts for this four-season resort. Although most homecomings nationally are celebrated in the fall, for this resort town, you'll never catch us waiting around for any one season to come. After the winter thaw, we're ready to jump right back into the fun with an amazing splash!
The weekend begins with the kick-off of Ellicottville's Gazebo Series 2008, featuring the oldies and variety music of The Roadrunners. Sponsored by the Chamber and free to the community, this live entertainment series will take place each Thursday from July 3-Aug. 7 at the Village Gazebo from 7-9pm. Each performance invites the public to bring out the lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends, and enjoy some great live outdoor music.
On Friday, the Village Gazebo will also play host to a County Bicentennial Celebration as the Historical Society hosts a day of old-time activities. There will be demonstrations of basket weaving, spinning and candle making as well as some make-and-take activities for the children and displays of toys from yesteryears. There will also be lawn bowling, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a pie baking contest and a fiddlers contest with prizes! (The Fiddlers contest will be held from noon
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