A painter at a recent year’s Summerfest event in Chestertown creates a portrait of a local girl.
The town of Chester’s signature summer festival is slated for Saturday July 7, and its organizers say it will provide an ample dose of hometown family fun.
To be held from noon to 9:30 p.m. behind the Chester Municipal Center on Rte. 9, this free local fair includes games, live music, fireworks, vendors, a balloon sculpture artist, face painting, crafters, demonstrations, and food including an evening barbecue. Admission is free.
Music is to be provided by the acclaimed Steven L. Smith Band, a local country-music group which has performed alongside Nashville stars and been on tours internationally.
Sponsored by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce and the town of Chester, the Summerfest event is supported by donations as well from the community’s businesses and residents.
The festival opens at noon, and concludes with a fireworks show after dark. Glitter face-painting will be offered from noon to 8 p.m.
At 3 p.m., Mark Bowie presents a slide show on Adirondack tourism featuring the post-card photographs of Richard Dean. Daryl Baldwin will undoubtedly be captivating children as he sculpts balloons from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A savory supper of pulled pork or marinated chicken breast sandwiches created by Dickey’s Barbecue will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A variety of community groups will be sponsoring booths, informing the public about their activities.