Nothing gets me more excited than the beginning of fall. Temperatures start to drop as the leaves change colors; Halloween decorations on every house and pumpkins on every door step. One of my favorite traditions at this time of year is going to the Jordan Fall Festival. Each year the entire community of Jordan, and surrounding communities in central New York, come together to celebrate this special time of year. The event is free admission and has free parking so there’s no reason not to check it out if you’re in the area.
The festival kicks off on Friday September 16th with a tasty fish fry at 1 p.m. before officially reopening for the rest of the weekend at 5 p.m. Saturday’s highlights include a Tractor and Antique Engine show, community pumpkin painting event, Hay Rides, and a chicken BBQ while Sunday features the Car, Bike n’ Truck Show and the locally famous greased pole climb. For a full list of the weekend’s events check the event calendar on their webpage.
The event is clearly a display of local culture and heritage. Local youth are made a focal point of the festival as it is home to a youth soccer challenge completion, where kids in the area form teams and compete in a day long tournament, and a show by the JE Marching Eagles, the areas youth marching band. Other events like the JE Community Band performance and Ecumenical Church Service further the feeling of local culture. It is meant to be a family event so no alcohol is allowed on the premises. Events like Parky the Clown & Friends as well the Kids Greased Pole Climb are aimed at keeping the little ones entertained during your day at the festival.
Each year, local volunteers and community members from central New York come together to make the festival a hit. This year we are proud to lend our support to the event by providing them with ground level storage and office containers they can use to store equipment and as a space to manage the festival. We are always looking to be part of great things in central New York and this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is shaping up to be just that!