[Every year a tractor parade is held in Callicoon on a Sunday in summer.
The below articles describe the 2003 and 2004 events.]
CALLICOON, NY There were garden tractors, lawn tractors, tractors big as houses, small as matchboxes, old tractors, new tractors, borrowed tractors and blue tractors. There were some 250 tractors and several thousand people lined up four deep in places for more than an hour Sunday to watch these vehicles roar, sputter and rumble their way along the Main Street parade route.
Farmers, tractor collectors and other participants came from as far away as Lake Ariel and Grahamsville for Callicoons eighth-annual tractor parade.
Spend Sunday in Callicoon-on-the-Delaware
CALLICOON — There will be literally
something for everyone on Sunday, June 9 in Callicoon.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. the Callicoon Volunteer Fire
Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast at the firehouse,
which will run until 11:00 a.m.
At 11:00 a.m., there will be a dedication
of the new flagpole in Callicoon Creek Park in remembrance
of September 11, 2001. Also in the park, the Sullivan
County Farmers Market will be open from 11 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. and will host their Strawberry Festival.
At 12:00 noon, the 6th Annual Callicoon
Tractor Parade will begin down Main Street. This year’s
honorary Parade Leaders will be the members of the
Kays family, owners of Kays Farm in the Beechwoods.
Last year’s parade included over 200 tractors
from the area and every year there have been lots
of surprises and lots of good cheer. Callicoon Tractor
Parade shirts and hats will be available—a collector’s
item. One of the best chicken barbecues around will
be provided by Miller’s Chicken of Walton following
the parade at the Youth Center field. Also at the
field will be the Uphill String Band, featuring music
that is a little country/western, banjo and fiddle.
There will still be plenty of time then to stroll
along the Callicoon village streets and do a little
shopping at the many shops, including several new
shops along Main Street... and then why not stay
for dinner in one of the many restaurants.
Enjoy Sunday in Callicoon… rain
or shine, it’s the place to be!
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