Murray Holley June Fest set for June 1

By on May 26, 2013

The 5th Annual Murray/Holley June Fest will be held Saturday, June 1. A fun- filled day is planned with something for everyone.

The day kicks off with the village-wide Yard Sales starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Also at 9 a.m., the annual Jim Ferris Memorial 5k Race with prizes totaling $2,000 starts at the Holley Elementary School. Pre-registration forms may be obtained on the Town of Murray web site. A map of the course and application is available at For other information, contact Sandy Heise (585-638-5432 or

The Grand Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and features the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps, the Ghost Riders Drum and Bugle Corps, the Prime Time Brass Drum and Bugle Corps and the Mark Time Marchers Marching Band. Anyone wishing to join in the parade can contact David Dill (585-943-9188 or or Mary Ridley (585-638-6367 at the Village of Holley Office).

This year’s parade route starts on Veteran’s Drive, then to Batavia Street, to the Public Square, to White Street to East Avenue, ending at the Park entrance. The Reviewing Stand will be on East Ave just past East Albion Street.

St. Mary’s Chicken Barbecue will start serving at 11 a.m. until gone. Arts and Craft, Food Vendors, Bounce House, pony rides and live entertainment will be at the Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New this year at the park is a wine tasting tent – $7 includes wine tasting and a free wine glass to the first 150 tasters. (You must be 21 years of age for wine tasting.) Tasting is from noon to 5 p.m.

Another new feature this year is the Hollywood Idol contest which will take place at the Woodlands Soccer Field at the end of High Street at 5 p.m. For information contact Nancy Manard at First Niagara Bank.

The annual free Drum Corps Show will take place at 7 p.m. at Woodland Field and will feature the Drum Corps from the parade plus the Hitmen Drum Corps and the Kendall Holley Marching Band and Color Guard, and the Holley High School award winning chorus.

Shuttle buses will run all day from the High School and Elementary School Parking Lot and the Holley Firemen’s Field. There is limited parking at the Canal Park. Visitors are urged to take advantage of the Shuttle Buses.