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Seneca Falls 3rd annual Canal Festival

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 18,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow. SFBA is encouraging all to take advantage of the Canal Fest to promote their respective businesses and organizations. All Forms are posted on the official website at www.senecafalls.com/canalfest.

The SFBA serves as the organizer of the Canal Fest and has announced that this year’s Fest will be held on July 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2018 along both sides of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls. Ann Sandroni, SFBA President, “Even with last year’s first night being rained out, the Fest almost doubled its visitation from its inaugural year of 2016. We’re bringing back the prize filled Duck Race, the unique Aquacade Watercraft Parade, our fabulous Fireworks display, the thrilling Amusement Rides, the Women’s Right 2 Rock concert series, and LIVE Entertainment including popular local musical groups. We are adding more entertaining activities to help grow this fantastic event”. The Canal Fest’s organizing committee is actively pursuing vendors, volunteers, participants, and sponsors to help make this a successful experience for everyone.

To enhance the Canal Fest, the “adult beverage” area encompasses the entire North side of the Canal Harbor. All local and regional wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries are invited to sell their wares and promote themselves to take advantage of this large venue. Dennis Scannell, PR & Marketing, “with the amount of people that visit this festival, the opportunities are there to take advantage of the traffic. Either to promote your business and organization or to make some sales. This celebration has become one of the premiere festivals in the Finger Lakes.”

Interested parties may contact SFBA directly at senecafallsba@outlook.com with their questions. Interested vendors are advised to take advantage of the early registration. “We want to fill both sides of the Fest with vendors of all kinds. From food, arts & crafts, beverages, and organizations to expose all of our visitors to the taste and spirit of the Finger Lakes”, said Sandroni.

For up-to-the-minute updates, please Follow Us on the Canal Fest’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sfcanalfest and on Twitter: @SFCanalFest. Additional information, official forms, and announcements can be found on the Seneca Falls Canal Fest’s Web Site at www.senecafalls.com/canalfest.

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