Bob Bevilacqua places the Mister Blister soap box derby car on display Tuesday morning, April 24, in front of his business, Carcuzzi Car Care Center, on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake. Bevilacqua is one of the equipment inspectors for the Daffest Derby soap box derby race, which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 on the LaPan Highway.
Photo by Andy Flynn.
continued On Saturday, April 28, there is a slate of events:
•9:30-11:30 a.m., free tours of Saranac Village at Will Rogers
•10 a.m. - 3 p.m., fishing clinic at Blue Line Sport Shop
•10 a.m. - 3 p.m., cupcake frosting classes, with Paul Smith’s College assistant professor Deb Misik, Riverside Park
•10 a.m. - 3 p.m., wagon rides with the Paul Smith’s College Draft Horse Club, Riverside Park
•10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters kayak clinic and demos, Riverfront Park
•10:45 a.m., performance by the Lawn Chair Ladies
•11 a.m. Daffest Derby, old fashioned soap box derby, LaPan Highway
•11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Best Bloomin’ Hat Contest, judging takes place at 5 p.m. at Captain Cook’s bar and grill, Broadway
•11 a.m., walking tours with Historic Saranac Lake, Riverside Park
•Noon - 3 p.m., concert with the 3 Amigos band
•Noon - 4 p.m., Junk to Funk Garbage Art and Recycled Fashion Show, Sparks Athletic Complex
•4 p.m., Daffest Derby award ceremony, Riverside Park
On Sunday, April 29, there will be a garden basket weaving class with the Clear Creek Weavers at Willy Nilly on River Street. Call 524-6904 for details.
Daffest activities will continue the following weekend and end on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Learn more about the Daffest online at daffest.com.