Hannibal to hold annual Fireman’s fair

The Hannibal Fire Company will kick off its annual three day firemen’s fair and music shows, Thursday Aug. 16 on Rochester Street in Hannibal. With a variety of activities and live music, the Hannibal Firemen’s Fair is one of the oldest and largest in Central New York.

Starting off the events will be a parade on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., complete with marching bands, floats, fire apparatus, and many other entries totaling over 100 units. Starting at the school bus garage on Auburn Street, the parade route winds down through the village, up Cayuga Street, to Rochester Street, and onto the firemen’s field.

The fair will offer both on and off site parking facilities. For those patrons who prefer not to pay for parking, the fair offers free off site parking areas and free shuttle buses. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes. Bus stop signs will be at the following locations: high school parking lot on Auburn Street; Kenny School/Town Hall on Cayuga Street; Village Market IGA, and the Community Bank on NY Route 3.

Buses will run Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until midnight.

Following the parade from 9 until 11:30 p.m. the Hannibal Fire Company is proud to present Ruby Shooz.

Ruby Shooz has developed a massive fan base in the upstate region playing songs from the 1950’s and 60’s. Their audience includes all ages and walks of life from children to grandparents.

The fair starts Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. when rides and concessions open. From 7 to 11 p.m. live music will be preformed by Kat Tales opening for Under The Gun.

On Saturday, Aug. 20 the final day kicks off early with a special Kiddee Matinee. From 1 to 5 p.m., children will be able to ride all the rides all afternoon for a fee. At 5 p.m. everyone that purchased the Kiddee Matinee special will have a chance to win one of several bicycles that will be given away in a special drawing.

Beginning at 2 p.m. a chicken dinner will be held.

At 7 and 10 p.m. the Hannibal Firefighters will sponsor Country Artist Trent Tomlinson.

For more information about the Hannibal Firemen’s Fair, visit www.hannibalfirecompany.com.

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