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August 23, 2012 - 3:37pm

Oakfield is THE place to be Labor Day weekend

posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day.

Of course, Oakfield is THE place to be to celebrate the Labor Day weekend. The annual two-day event is set for Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3 at Elroy D. Perkins / Little League Park on Drake Street.

Hosted by the Oakfield Betterment Committee, there will lots of live music, crafts, games and food for families to enjoy together, including a car and motorcycle cruise, and a great parade with amazing floats, marching bands and fire trucks.

Here's the live entertainment line-up:

SUNDAY Sept. 2

Noon to 3 p.m.: Ghost Riders

3:30 to 6 p.m.: Penny Whiskey

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Savage Cabbage

9:45 p.m.: Fireworks!!!

MONDAY Sept. 3

10 a.m.: Oakfield Labor Day Parade -- Theme: "American Pride"

Noon to 12:45 p.m.: McMahon School of Irish Dance

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Batavia Brass Society Band

3 to 6 p.m.: Terry Buchwald as Elvis -- "A Tribute to the King"

Prize drawings will happen at 6 p.m.

  • First Prize -- $1,000 cash
  • Second Prize -- Apple iPad3
  • Third Prize -- $300 cash
  • Fourth Prize -- John Deere Electric Toy Gator
  • Fifth Prize -- $200 cash
  • Judges Choice Grand Prize -- $500 cash (best parade entry)

Prize / Raffle tickets can be purchased at Oakfield Town Hall, Oakfield Pharmacy, Becky's Treasures. Hair Et Cetera, and Millenium Computers.

In addition, first-, second-, and third-place cash prizes will be awarded by judges for marching bands / performance groups, fire departments / trucks, and floats.

There will also be a Basket Raffle, Quilt Raffle and Christmas Tree Skirt Raffle.

The Car & Motorcycle Cruise is 1 to 6 p.m. at the Oakfield Town Hall.

If you or your company or organization would like to donate a basket, please contact Melissa Haacke at 314-4501 or email [email protected]

Sponsorships, food vendors, craft vendors and parade participants are still wanted. Here's some contact information for the committee chairs:

Entertainment -- Kate Manges -- 813-2657 or [email protected]

Craft Vendors -- Kim Staniszewski -- 356-7262 or [email protected]

Food Vendors -- Karl Dilcher -- 313-0100 or [email protected]

Car & Motorcycle Cruise -- Bonnie Klein -- 409-5978 [email protected]

                                           OR Dan Klein -- (716) 560-0380 or [email protected]

Sponsors -- Pam Denny -- (716) 474-1950 or [email protected]

Parade -- Michelle Johnson -- 409-9299 or [email protected]

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