The 15th Annual Cream Cheese Festival will return to downtown Lowville Saturday, Sept. 21.
This free admission event celebrates Lowville being home to the nation’s largest cream cheese plant, Kraft Heinz, which produces Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Lowville native Beth Hall, co-host of 7News This Morning on WWNY-TV-7 and Fox 28, will again serve as emcee for this year’s event, kicking off festivities from the Main Stage on North State Street. Musical entertainment for that stage, coordinated by Jasyn Griffin, will begin this year at 11 a.m. Opening ceremonies at the Main Stage will officially kick things off at 12 p.m. and include the unveiling of the giant cheesecake across the street at the Lowville Fire Hall.
This year’s event will again include food, entertainment, vendors, contests for children and adults with cash prizes awarded, and, of course, a chance to sample cheesecake created by Kraft Heinz. The Children’s Discovery Park, located each year at Veterans Memorial Park along Parkway Drive, will return with many activities for kids including a zipline, rock climbing wall, bounce house, and more. Admission to the Children’s Discovery Park, at a cost of $5, covers all the rides and park activity all day, and choice of popcorn, cotton candy, or snow cone.
For more information about the Cream Cheese Festival, visit www.creamcheesefestival.com.