Summer fun Saturday: Lilies, fine food, parade and more


Summer rolls on Saturday with everything from lilies to Savor Schoharie to a parade in Jefferson.
Saturday is Schoharie’s day to celebrate.
The Lily Festival runs from 10am to 3pm, and SALT’s Savor Schoharie is from 5pm to 8pm.
The Lily Festival is in Schoharie’s Lily Park near the Old Stone Fort and will feature artisans, vendors, entertainment, presentations, auctions and of course, lily sales.
Visitors can stroll the paths in the park and enjoy the lilies in bloom.
There will also be dog competitions.
Children’s activities include a bounce house, magic show, lady bugs, butterflies, bubble station and arts and crafts.
There’s parking at the park and ride lot on Route 443, field parking off Fort Road and at Fox Creek Park.
Sponsored by the Schoharie Promotional Association, the Lily Festival is free.

The Savor Schoharie garden party will be at the Carrot Barn at Schoharie Valley Farms.
Chefs Noah Sheetz and Rebecca Joyner from the Chefs’ Consortium will be at the party, which will feature hors d’oeurves from local restaurants and regional food, beer and wine.
Musicians from the Upper Catskill String Quartet will perform.
Tickets are $50, and reservations can be made by going to SALT’s website,
A portion of the proceeds will go to SALT’s Community Development Fund.

A parade, live music, fire truck rides and old-time fun will be the highlights of Jefferson’s Heritage Day this Saturday.
Heritage Day is free.
Live entertainment starts at 9am on the community green, and continues all day, with the parade starting at 10:30am.
Performers include the TLC Country Cloggers, Native American dancers, Mike Herman, Patty and the Migraines and Crossfire, the feature band, who’ll perform at 7.
There will be a petting zoo, chainsaw carving and wagon rides around the green.
The Jefferson Fire Department will be giving free fire truck rides and blood-pressure screening.