September 18, 2014Labor Day Festival
The City of Jamestown Announces the 35th Annual Labor Day Festival
Mayor Sam Teresi and the Labor Day Festival Committee have announced that the 35th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival will be held Monday, September 1, 2014, from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Bergman Park. The event was postponed to this date due to weather. The Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival is a community celebration designed to honor the labor force of the city and surrounding area, widely recognized as the very best in the nation. All money raised is used to directly fund festival activities and support the host of non-profit community service agencies who participate.
Make sure to reserve a location on the lawn in front of the main stage to be in the middle of the fireworks extravaganza by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, which begins when the final band, Two For Flinching, finishes its performance around 8:30 p.m.
"Get to Bergman Park early Sunday, August 31st. Pick your spot on the lawn in front of the main stage. Get some food. Visit the vendors and crafters. Take the kids to play some games. Then enjoy the biggest fireworks display the region has to offer. The only way is to be right in the middle of all the action," said Jamestown Mayor Samuel Teresi.
People parking their cars at Bergman Park will receive a ticket to enter into a drawing at the Information Booth for a chance to win prizes, including a $100 Visa Gift card that is being sponsored by Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Corporation. Ahlstrom Schaeffer provides electrical services for industrial, commercial, institutional and construction businesses. A Kindle will be given aways as well. Parking is $5.00. The prize drawing will take place at 8:15 p.m. on the Main Stage.
Live music begins at noon and will be featured on two stages. The lineup includes:
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Teachers, Preachers & Trent
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Bogarts
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. We Speak Canadian
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Two For Flinching
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Jamestown Harmony Express
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Razzer's Jazzers
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The New Tenants
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cindy Love
The Food Court opens at noon with all profits from the concessions benefitting not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Jamestown Area.
Benefiting Organization/Vendor Items
Bush School PTA: Curly Fries, Philly Cheese Steak, Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
City of Jamestown/Gametime Sports Bar: Pulled Pork
Eastside Family YMCA: Hispanic Food
Falconer High School Marching Band: Kettle Corn
Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series: Italian Sausage, Fried Dough, Pizza
Jamestown Harmony Express: Ice Cream
J.H.S. Girls Basketball: Hot Dogs
J.H.S. Marching Band: Pies and Coffee
Jamestown Riverwalk/Jamestown AM Rotary: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers
Mt. Moriah Lodge 145: Sno-Cones, Popcorn, Nachos
Sertoma Club of Jamestown: Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Slushies, Beef On Weck, Pretzels, Chicken Fingers, Onion Rings
Sons of Amvets 726: Chicken Bar-B-Que
United Way of S. Chaut. County/IBEW: Water
All organizations will be selling Pepsi products. In addition, there will be a wine and beer dining tent inside the Babe Ruth Baseball Field sponsored by Game Time Sports Bar & Grill for attendees 21 and older.
Chautauqua Striders will hold the annual Dan Feature Memorial 5k Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m.
The Arts & Crafts fair begins at 11 a.m. and will feature over 25 vendors from all over Western New York and some vendors from Pennsylvania. All vendors are required to sell hand-made items.
Free Pepsi Bingo games will take place in the main pavilion starting at noon. Free kids carnival games including a bounce house by Eventz by Scott will start at 2 p.m.
The Jamestown Area Central Labor Council AFL-CIO will present a deserving member of the area workforce the George Ritzer Labor Award at 4 p.m. on the main stage.
Sponsors of the Labor Day Festival include the City of Jamestown, Media One Group, Ahlstrom-Schaeffer, Pepsi of Jamestown, IBEW Local 106, and Jamestown Area Central Labor Council AFL-CIO.
For more details on Festival events, visit the City's website at jamestownny.net or call the Parks Department at 483-7523.