Painted Post Colonial Days, it’s where the past meets the present. What started back in 1964 in recognition of the growing business district has now evolved into a 4 day festival of fun..
“It’s a chance for everybody to get together, and nothing is more important than family. It’s a chance to see friends, neighbors, and it’s just a great time,” Tom Magnusen, Colonial Days Parade Coordinator said.
The fireworks show is making a return this year as well as the usual food, games, rides, parade, and Miss Colonial Days Pagent. And in honor of the festivals 55th Anniversary–a trip down memory lane.
“We’re having a lot of commemorative kinds of things that people can look at, all the pictures of Colonial Days in years passed, and we have a civil war camp reenactment that will be here on Friday and Saturday and that will be a nice educational piece for the kids and it’s just gonna be a fun time so we hope everybody comes,” Robin Gaige, Painted Post Area Board of Trade Member said.
Less than 5 miles away, in Riverside Park just off Corning’s Market Street, another summertime favorite kicks off this week…the farmer’s market.
“We love the farmer’s market. The fresh produce is excellent it’s healthy we like the interaction with all of the business owners and I especially love the donuts,” Darla Emig, a farmer’s market customer said.
“It’s just all locally grown right in the soils around here and it’s just fresh,” Vendor Roger Ort said.
If you missed the farmer’s market this week, don’t worry! You can check it out every Thursday between now and the end of October.
And don’t forget to tune in next week for a new segment!