LOWVILLE – Organizers of the 13th Annual Cream Cheese Festival invite the public to come to historic downtown Lowville on Sept. 16 for another great year of family-friendly fun.
The event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., celebrates Lowville’s status as home to the nation’s largest cream cheese plant, and, as of 2013, home of the World's Largest Cheesecake. Admission is free.
In 2013, festival organizers welcomed a representative from Guinness World Records who certified the cheesecake made by the Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) plant on Utica Boulevard was indeed the world's largest. The massive creation weighed in at 6,900 pounds – more than 2,000 pounds heavier than the previous mark of 4,703 set in 2009 by a Kraft Foods plant in the country of Mexico.
This year's event will again include delicious food, great entertainment, local artists, wacky contests for children and adults with cash prizes awarded, and, of course, a chance to sample an amazing cheesecake.
The festival will once again feature the popular Children's Discovery Park, located at the Veteran Memorial Park along Parkway Drive, with many activities for kids, including a zip line, rock climbing wall, bounce house and much more. Cost is $5, which covers all of the rides and park activities throughout the day, as well as a choice of popcorn, cotton candy or snow cone.
Those wishing to have a keepsake to remember the event by can even do so at the festival's souvenir store, which offers commemorative T-shirts and other merchandise.
Lewis County Public Transportation will be available during the Cream Cheese Festival. Buses will run continuously from the Tops Plaza (South Shuttle) and the Lowville Academy Bus Garage (North Shuttle) into downtown Lowville. Free parking is available at the Tops Plaza and the Lewis County Fairgrounds. The buses will run from 10:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. The cost is $1, and patrons should have exact change. For more information, contact Sara Freda at (315) 376-5919.
For more information about the Cream Cheese Festival, visit www.creamcheesefestival.com, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LowvilleCreamCheeseFestival or contact committee chairman Jeremiah S. Papineau at (315) 748-6361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.