Waterville Hosts September 22 Roche De Boeuf Festival

The Anthony Wayne Marching Generals will lead off the Roche de Boeuf Festival parade on Saturday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. The festival opens at 9:00 a.m. with vendors, artists, musicians and a classic car show. MIRROR PHOTO BY KAREN GERHARDINGER

With a parade, musicians, dancers, artists, military vehicles and historical interpreters, Waterville will be filled with activities on Saturday, September 22 for the Roche de Boeuf Festival.

Sponsored by the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce, the event opens at 9:00 a.m. with more than 100 vendors, nonprofits and food trucks, said chamber executive director Corina Pfleghaar.

“This promises to be one of our most successful festivals,” Pfleghaar said of the 45th annual event.

The festival will have three stages of entertainment for musicians and dance organizations, as well as activities such as bounce houses and magic shows. “A Salute to Our Historic Heroes,” by the Waterville Historical Society, will feature jeeps, a half-track, a rocket launcher and re-enactors from military conflicts from 1794 through the present.

The Rue des Artistes, by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission, will transform North Second Street into an arts marketplace, with everything from paintings and photos to metal critters and woodcarvings.

The car show, in the Shawn’s Irish Tavern parking lot, is sure to bring in more than 100 classic cars, with the first 150 to register getting a plaque.

The parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. from Farnsworth Road, heading into town and turning right onto South River Road.

For more information on the festival, visit www.watervillechamber.com.

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