The 10th annual Summer Fest will be held in Brant Town Park with a weekend packed with activities for everyone.
The event will be held from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23.
According to Town Supervisor Leonard Pero, this will be the biggest festival since the Strawberry Festival was here in the 60’s and 70’s.
“This was the precursor to the Eden Corn Festival and the Grape Festival, this was the first festival that was state sponsored at one time. So we’re trying to bring that back,” Pero said.
The events kick off on Friday afternoon with a fish fry by Krolick’s Barbecue at 4:30 p.m. An hour later, the midway will open for families, which will be operated by Hammerl Amusements.
Also on Friday night, the town will be honoring Rosemarie DeMaria during the festival. She served as the town clerk for 28 years and was named clerk of the year in Erie County.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the festivities will begin with the Madison 5K Strawberry Run. Free heart scans will be provided courtesy of the Madison McCarthy Cardiac Care Coalition for Children.
During the day on Saturday, the Buffalo Heavies Kilted Throwers Club will be performing their Flaming Caber Toss. They will also be attempting to break the world record for the sheaf toss, which uses a pitchfork to throw a bag of straw over the person’s head and a bar at a set height.
Other highlights include a strawberry pie eating contest, a cook off featuring Goya products, live music, a tractor pull, and a photo contest throughout the weekend.
Vendors will also be on hand and various food stands will be operating during the weekend selling all different types of food.