The Dolgeville Violet Festival is not just a one time event during the summer, but a year round effort by the residents of Dolgeville. The Violet Festival preserves the historical aspects of the Village of Dolgeville through the use of innovative, artistic, and educational displays throughout the year. There is an emphasis on the communities’ rich horticultural history, which culminates with the annual Dolgeville Violet Festival the 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June each year. The Festival draws more than 75 vendors, 80 organizations that participate in the parade, and over 10,000 people to the Village during the three-day event. Violet Festival Committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Dolgeville Fire House. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend.
The 2014 Dolgeville Violet Festival will be held June 13,14,15, 2014. The annual weekend event is named in honor of Lyndon Lyon who developed the first Double Pink Violets in the world, from his greenhouse in Dolgeville.
The weekend will begin Friday evening with the Crowning of the Festival King and Queen, and the presentation of Lyndon Lyon Community Award. The Violet Festival Princess Pageant will also be held that evening.
The renowned parade is Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. Bring your chairs, it is a long parade.
Also on Saturday at 9:30 AM is the first scene of the street play, Chapter 3 of the Chapters of Alfred Dolge. Other scenes of the street play are at 2:00 PM and 5:00PM. The street play is a living history street production of the lifetime during the 1880’s.
In the evening from 6:00 to 10:00 PM is the Violet Idol Contest with fireworks beginning at 10:00 PM.
On Sunday the USAT & F Certified 5K race will be held with registration at 7:00-8:00 AM and the race at 8:30 AM.
There will be music, crafters, vendors and food in the park all weekend with garage sales through out the village.
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