Weekend of July 13-15


By Craig Thornton

Weekend of July 13 -15

The Jefferson County Fair continues this weekend, and attendance is up - check out all the events here.

 The French Festival, in the charming hamlet of Cape Vincent has been going strong for over forty years.  Cape Vincent may be small and less bustling than Sackets Harbor or Clayton, but it is beautifully located at the place where the river meets the lake.  However it will be bustling this weekend for one of the biggest and heavily attended festivals of the year.  I am sure this year will be a fantastic success, because the festival is actually falling on the Bastille Day itself.  Usually the festival falls on the weekend closest and before Bastille Day. 

 The French Festival has great food, and one of the most comprehensive craft fairs of the season.  It also boasts one of the most elaborate and longest parades in the North Country.  Celebrating the village’s French Heritage, you will be sure to see native French period costumes, French bread, French pastry and Fireworks.

 Free shuttle busses provide rides right to the action, so you don’t have to try and get downtown in your car.


A great plus Fred and The Eds playing during the Parade and afterwards.

For more information check the French Festival Website.


Another Great Festival – is on Saturday, The Cheddar Cheese Festival in Adams, NY

Saturday only 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Downtown Adams-

This includes of course, one of my favorite things on the planet, CHEESE.  It also includes another favorite of mine, WINE at the Wine Garden, which features 5 Local wineries. 


Plenty of food-A Kid’s Zone-Raffles with great prizes-Cheese Sculpting-

Free admission – for this great event – check out all the activities and get the information HERE.


Also the village of Potsdam has it going on right now, with its Summer Festival and its Raquette River Craft Beer and Wine Fest.

Here is a description taken from the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce website:


Raquette River Craft Beer & Wine Fest July 13-14

Friday July 6th, 2012

By: Raquette River Beer & Wine Fest

The Raquette River Craft Beer & Wine Fest is July 13 and 14, 3-9 pm and coincides with the Potsdam Summer Festival. Sample from over 50 wines and 50 craft brews. Enjoy food, live music and learn from local brewers and wine makers. All proceeds benefit the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. Tickets can be purchased at www.raquetteriverfestival.com or at the Blackbird Cafe in Canton, CJ's in Potsdam, IGA in Potsdam or at the gate. $17: Includes $7 cover and 5 tasting tickets at $2/ticket. $34: Includes $7 cover and 15 tasting tickets at $1.80/ticket. $54: Includes $7 covers (admission for 2) and 25 tasting tickets at $1.60/ticket. Admission and tasting tickets are good on either but not both dates. Present ticket and photo ID to receive tasting tickets at event. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase at the event for $2/ticket. Admission for designated drivers and guests is $7. Children under 12 are admitted free. A limited number of premium beers and wines may require additional tasting tickets. A taste is approximately 3oz (beer) and 1oz (wine). This event will be in beautiful Fall Island Park, located on Fall Island at the end of Island St (off of Maple St) in downtown Potsdam. The park is walking distance from several public parking lots and street parking. Tents and seating will be available. Lineup for Friday July 13 3-5pm: Music and live broadcast by 101.5 the Fox 5-7pm: Mary Ann Casale and Andy Van Duyne 7-9pm: Waydown Wailers Lineup for Saturday July 14 3-5pm: Music and live broadcast by 101.5 the Fox 5-7pm: Resolution 7-9pm: Fuzzintimes Food by the Blackbird Cafe and Bad Ass Barbecue will be available for purchase. Please direct questions to info@raquetteriverfestival.com.






Tonight – Waddington- Summer Waterfront Concerts 7 to 9 pm –

At Island View Park, Main Street, Rain site Old Town Hall Free – Northern Light Orchestra.  Classical to traditional Celtic.

Sunday- July 15


4 to 6pm Riverview Park pavilion – Reed and Linda Crowner, Gospel Folk – Free


6:30pm Performance by Soul Window- Frink Park, 517 Riverside Drive

Sackets Harbor

Concerts on the Waterfront – presented by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society, 3 to 5pm on the lawn of Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site – 504 Main Street

“Vishten” Traditional Acadian and Celtic roots with fiddles, foot percussion, piano and bodran.


Sunday at 7pm Village Green Concert Series – award winning Canadian singer/songwriters, Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick, and Caitlin Hanford.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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