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39th Annual Downtown Essex Day
August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Essex Day will be held on Saturday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. This town-wide event will feature exhibitors and shop displays, antiques, artwork, crafts, gifts, face painting, food, lakeside dining and more! Sponsored by Essex Initiatives.
OPEN MIC and Live Music join over 30 exhibitors and artists from across Essex County and Vermont. All will assemble on Main Street and on Route 22 behind the Town Hall to offer a wide array of hand crafted items. Meeting crafters adds a personal touch. There will be homemade pies and baked goods, local farm products, crafts, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and local artwork.
Many historic buildings on Main Street are home to shops and cafes that will be welcoming all Essex Day visitors.
Book lovers will enjoy the annual book sale at the Belden Noble Library, across from the ferry dock.
Kids will love the ice cream shop, face painting at the Adirondack Art Association from noon to 2:00 p.m., and the playground and picnic area at Beggs Park.
Food is available at several locations throughout the town, including the annual Hot Dogs for High Peaks Hospice fundraiser, orchestrated by Lila Touhey and served up by Wayne Bailey and his colorful array of helpers, including Lila!
The Essex Community Church will also have a quilt exhibit in its sanctuary as well as refreshments and water for sale outside. Finally, the Ashmont Boys Choir performs evensong at St. John’s, 4:00pm.