Norwich gears up for 'Fireworks Over the Fairgrounds'

NORWICH – Spend the Fourth of July with family, famous musicans and thousands of neighbors at a new kind of holiday celebration in Norwich Wednesday.

The Norwich Career Firefighter’s Union and Millennia Entertainment have come together this year to transform the traditional fireworks display into an all-day extravaganza.

The ‘Fireworks Over the Fairgrounds’ event will be the largest celebration in Chenango County and will act as a focal point of activity for nearly 10,000 residents expected to attend this Independence Day, organizers said.

The day’s events will include a carnival midway and dozens of booths for vendors, eateries and non-profit organizations. The crowd will be treated to the delights of an internationally acclaimed country band, NASCAR race cars, mascots and even a mobile zoo.

Country band Emerson Drive will be lighting up the stage at this year’s first ‘Fireworks Over the Fairgrounds’ celebration. Their song ‘Moments’ reached No. 4 on the Canadian country music charts and reached No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs charts last week. This makes Emerson Drive only one of five Canadian artists to top a U.S. Country Billboard.

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