NORWICH – This Fourth of July weekend, families from across the Chenango area will visit the county fairgrounds to enjoy the rides, food, and fireworks at this year’s third annual Norwich Fireman’s Field Days event.
“It just wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks,” said one of the event’s co-chairmen, Wayne Law.
The Norwich Career Firefighter’s Union has again expanded the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display into a two-day extravaganza featuring amusement rides, concessions and the talents of local musicians.
Friday starts with a car cruise-in from 5 to 8 p.m., with the event including a carnival midway and dozens of booths for vendors, eateries and non-profit organizations. There’s even a beer tent.
To gain admission on Friday, residents will only need to donate a non-perishable food item. Amusement rides will open at 5 p.m. and run until midnight.
On Saturday, the fairgrounds will open at noon with non-stop live music, a car rollover derby and the traditional fireworks display beginning at dark, put on by Majestic Fireworks.