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[Every year a tractor parade is held in Callicoon on a Sunday in summer. The below articles describe the 2003 and 2004 events.]


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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 Callicoon’s eighth-annual tractor parade.

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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.

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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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