Giddy Up, Cowboys and Gals!

 a throwback to frontier town:  schroon lake central school's big read  is a hat tip of sorts to the theme park's glory days.

a throwback to frontier town:  schroon lake central school's big read  is a hat tip of sorts to the theme park's glory days.

The Wild West returns to Schroon Saturday, with the much anticipated Frontier Festival. There’ll be Square Dancing, juggling and a wild west “Justice Show” by the Word of Life Cowboys.

Organizers of the event have just announced a VENUE CHANGE. Due to inclement weather, the Festival will be held at the Schroon Lake Central School, not Dock Street. The Big Show kicks off at 12 noon and is scheduled to run until 3 pm.

The western themed spectacular is part of Schroon’s Big Read, funded by an $8,500 grant from the NEA.

The goal of the Big Read is to get everyone in the community to read the same book. The school chose “True Grit,” the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. It’s a story detailing a young woman’s quest to avenge the murder of her father. The book was integrated into the school’s curriculum, requiring students to complete classroom assignments based on its themes. The bok was used in a recent talk by Adirondack Inn owner John Fear, about life lessons and how the behavior of an individual can impact many.

“Everything is free.  Put on your cowboy hat and come on out on Saturday and join this celebration of reading the true Grit way!,” says Stephen Gratto, SLCS Superintendent.

Here is the official program:

12.00 pm: Jenny Raymond Band - Country Music

1:00   pm - Square Dancing

2:00   pm - Wild West Juggling, unicycle, fire show

2:30   pm - Wild West Justice Show Featuring the WOL cowboys

All day events include:

Wagon Rides (Watch out for the Frontiertown bandits)

Pony Rides

Campfire/Cowboy sing-along with Mark Piper

Farm Animal Petting Zoo

Olde Tyme Children's Games

Children's Arts and Crafts

Cowboy Roping Presentation

Olde Tyme Photo Booth

Stilt walkers and Balloon Animals

Food at the community church

A Replica of the Main Street of Frontiertown

Free Children's Books and Copies of True Grit

Free shaves for all children at the Frontiertown barbershop -- and much more.