The Business & Professional Association of Herkimer Inc. presents The Herkimer Diamond Days Street Festival on August 4 and 5 on North Main Street in Herkimer, NY. North Main Street will be closed to traffic starting at 1 p.m. Friday and continuing until Sunday morning.
Food trucks and street vendors will be on hand with a variety of offerings. Vendors include; Herkimer PBA chicken BBQ which will kick off the festival on Friday at 4:30 pm., Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs, Mr. Mcgills, KDogg BBQ, Super Eats, and Home Plate Kitchen.
Light the Fuse, a band from Herkimer, will take the stage 5:30 to 8 pm and Under the Gun, a band from Syracuse, will play from 8 pm to midnight. Local comedians Phil Canarelli and Brendan McGurk will crack jokes between sets at 9:30 and 9:45 pm.
On Saturday, Food and street vendors will be set up along Main Street all day starting at 10 am. A children’s scavenger hunt will take place throughout the day.
There will also be children’s activities, a walk-about magician, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. A visit from the Utica Zoomobile takes place from 11 am to 2 pm. A dunk tank from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm with proceeds to go to the Salvation Army. Last year the dunk tank raised $700 for the Salvation Army. The Herkimer Elks Lodge will sponsor its annual car show from 9 am to 3 pm in Myers Park. Magician Jim Okey will perform at 1 and 3 pm. Live music finishes the evening with Light the Fuse playing from 5:30 to 8 pm and Maddhaus, from Johnstown, playing from 8 pm to midnight.
New for the festival is their first-ever 3-on-3 Street Basketball tournament. The Tournament will start at 10 am on Mary Street. Teams in 3 age brackets; 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 based on age on the date of event will compete in a single elimination street ball tournament featuring 10-minute games with a prize for both female and male winning teams in each age group. Twenty teams have signed up for the 3-on-3 Street Basketball Tournament.
Ron Hess Jr., president of the Business and Professional Association of Herkimer, said, “We’ve gone back to our roots. Promoting Herkimer with a family friendly street festival.”