Magic Returns To Minetto

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MINETTO, NY – The ‘Magic’ returns to Minetto on Aug. 8 – 10 with fun for the entire family – music – entertainment and a recreational kayak/canoe race.

River View Park with the Veterans' Memorial in the foreground and the tug "Honey" in the background.
River View Park with the Veterans' Memorial in the foreground and the tug "Honey" in the background.

Magic In Minetto is a fun event for the whole family. Magic starts off Friday afternoon (Aug. 8) with a chicken barbecue from 3 to 6:30 p.m. adjacent to the River View Park.

A great concert is then scheduled for 7 p.m. in the park, by the “New Horizons Band,” a 35-piece band with Dave Goodness as director.

Saturday’s events start at 10 a.m.

Events include music, children’s face painting and historical society displays.

Among the events being planned are a special stamp cancellation (at Minetto Post Office) for the 60th anniversary of the Minetto Drive-In Theater, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, Grayhound Rescue Organization, free ice cream social for children, food and soft drinks.

A fun recreational canoe/kayak race is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The race has a separate family adult/child entry category.

Visitors will be able to tour the 65′ Bio-diesel tug boat “Honey.”

The tug’s engine has been converted to burn cooking oil rather than use diesel fuel.

The Minetto Fire Department will have available the Oswego County Fire/Disaster Simulator for the public to enter.

The simulator can create the effect of a smoky fire, and various types of severe storms.

It is intended as a safety teaching aid for children, but adults also will enjoy and learn safety information.

The Country Cruisers will be present with its antique and classic cars for all to look at and reminisce.

Sunday is an open day where you can enjoy the park and its plantings and flowers, have a picnic or launch your canoe or kayak.

Travel the river south for two miles and view the wildlife, old locks and the historic Battle Island area.

For more information and updates check the Magic In Minetto web page at:

Magic In Minetto information can also be found on the Canal Authority’s Canal Splash web page: