COHOCTON — It is that time of year again, brightly colored fall leaves, pumpkin pie, and hot coco steaming in a mug.
It is also time for the Cohocton Fall Foliage, one of the most nationally renowned festivals of the fall season. Now that it is approaching its 53rd Anniversary the village is gearing up for another successful year. The festival runs from Oct. 4 to 7 with local events happening Oct. 6 and 7.
The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 4 Prince and Princess Contest - Cohocton School - open to WCCS district Kindergarten only. 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 Spaghetti Dinner and Salad Bar- Presbyterian Church 4 to 7 p.m.; Spud Jug Games at Sports Complex, Prattsburgh Boys Vs Avoca Boys and Prattsburgh Girls Vs. Avoca Girls 5 to 7 p.m. and Way-Cos and Red Jackets Homecoming Game at 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 Breakfast/Bake Sale at Methodist Church 7 a.m.; The following events will be held on the Village Greens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; arts and crafts, beef-on-wick by Cohocton Lions Club, New “Fruits of the Press” a wine tasting event. Historical Exhibit at downtown and Larrowe House, petting zoo, and festival walkway by park, bake sale and basement sale at Methodist Church, and Chicken BBQ at Firehouse.
At noon the parade will begin, followed by free wagon rides. After the parade this year the NY ICONS South will perform on the Village Green. Music by Gemini Band from 2 to 5 p.m. Fireman’s waterball in Village Barns at 3 p.m. Spud Jug Games at Sports Complex at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Oct. 7 Local churches at regular times and visitors are welcome to worship; 8 a.m to noon is pancakes at the fire hall; at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. activities began at the Village Greens again, petting zoo, arts and crafts, historical exhibit, and free wagon rides from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a Roast Pork Dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a car show at the Cohocton Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The antique and vintage snowmobile show next to the car show is back this year. The antique tractor pull will come back this year at 9 a.m. New “Fruit of the Press” back on Sunday.
Next year’s festival will be Oct. 5 and 6.
The Historical Society, The Davis House and Larrowe House will be open for the festival.