OSWEGO, NY – One of the area’s most popular music groups, Long Time Coming, will add its classic rock sound to the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival with a live performance at 4 p.m., October 4 on the Great Pumpkin stage.
Comprised of local musicians who have performed with several well-known local bands over the years, Long Time Coming formed in 2012 at the suggestion of bass player, Jim Dillabough.
“I thought about how many times we said to each other we need to get together and jam. When we finally did we realized that it was our turn to make some great music, have fun and create memories for all to share. It really was a long time coming, but we’ve formed a great band and L.T.C. is here,” explained Dillabough.
With a play list that features music from The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young to name a few, L.T.C. brings to the stage a mix of what people love to hear and dance to.
Dillabough added that even some blues and a few country tunes have been known to fly off the stage.
“I’m sure when you hear Long Time Coming you won’t be able to keep your feet still and that’s what it’s all about, dancing, fun and good friends. When these three things are mixed together they make great memories and we’re looking forward to making some at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival,” said Dillabough.
Scheduled for October 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival will fill Washington Square Park with crafters, fresh from the farm produce, food vendors, music, and games and rides for children of all ages.
The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In will take place on October 4 beginning at 10 a.m.
Just Push Play Productions will serve as emcee for the weigh-in.
The giant pumpkins will be on display at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 4 only.
Other performers scheduled to appear at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival include:
The Domicolo / Barlow Band 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 4
Lisa Lee 1:30 – 3:30 – p.m. Oct. 4
Sophie Woods – Throughout the day on Oct. 5
Irish Step Dancers 2 p.m. Oct. 5
Open Hand Puppets, part of ARTSwego Performing Arts Series – Oct. 5
In addition to the usual activities this year’s CNY Great Pumpkin Festival will host several events that put the spotlight on the festival’s emphasis of all things pumpkin including:
Pumpkin Pie Contest – Individuals from throughout Oswego County are encouraged to break out their favorite pumpkin pie recipe and enter their homemade pumpkin pie for a chance to own bragging rights to the best tasting pumpkin pie in Oswego County. The contest will feature two categories, one for individual community members and one for restaurants and bakeries.
The Golden Pumpkin Award – Awarded to the restaurant / eatery that offers the most unique pumpkin themed menu item the week prior to the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival.
Pumpkin Carving Contest – In an attempt to break the official record for the most lit jack-o-lanterns in one location, a record currently held by the Keene, NH, Pumpkin Festival with a total 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, school age children are encouraged to enter as many jack-o-lanterns as they like.
Food vendors are also being encouraged to offer at least one or two pumpkin related foods or beverages.
For more information on the Central New York Great Pumpkin Festival, contact the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681.