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The Annual Turning Point Parade and Festival

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SCHUYLERVILLE — The annual Turning Point Parade and Festival will take place on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Brave;” the parade’s Grand Marshalls are the Adirondack Chapter #60 Korean War Vets.

The Turning Point Parade and Festival commemorates the turning point of the Revolutionary War, when in 1777, the American Army defeated the British Army in the Battle of Saratoga and the later surrender of General John Burgoyne. The victory also convinced the French government to enter the war as an American ally.

Saturday, Aug. 4 - Festival

The annual celebration guarantees a fun and exciting weekend that the whole family can enjoy. On Aug. 4, the 14th annual festival portion of the celebration will take place at Fort Hardy Park beginning at 1 p.m. and will end at 11 p.m. Attendees can enjoy bouncy house rides, fighting Irish laser tag, a dunk tank (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) vendors, food and live music. This year’s highlight is the human foosball games beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

2 p.m. | Byron’s Village Market 6th annual hot dog eating contest. (Two divisions: children and adults)

2:30 p.m. | Sweeney’s 4th Annual Pie Eating Contest

3 p.m. | 4th Annual Kids Water Balloon Toss Contest

4 p.m.| J.D. Winslow Horse Show

4:45 p.m. | Smokey and Scott Greene

5:45 p.m. | Mikki Bakken 6:45 p.m. | “River Jack Z and Mikey D.” (live entertainment) 7:45 p.m. | Open Bar Band (Classic Rock/Country)

9:30 p.m. | Fireworks by Santores Fireworks

Sunday, Aug. 5 - Parade

The parade will take place on Broad St. and begin at 1 p.m. The 24th annual Turning Point Parade is one of the largest parades in Upstate New York; it marches on for one and one- half hours and contains 15 musical groups and over 100 other units.

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