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Lowville, New York: Cream Cheese Festival

You would think soft cheeses and an end-of-summer festival is a recipe for disaster, but no! A lot of cream cheese is reportedly hurled during the festivities, and when it's over the fire department has to hose down the street.

State St., Lowville, NY
At the intersection of Hwys 12 and 26.
Annual, Mid-Sept. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cream Cheese Festival

Some day you need to attend the annual Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville, N.Y. Take Cream Cheese Bingo - you use corn kernels to mark your cards, and the caller throws cream cheese at a number board! The World's Biggest Cream Cheese Cake was served to thousands. We got out of there before the Cream Cheese Toss, where competitors throw a handful at their partner, and of course the whole crowd gets it! I would hold up a toasted bagel to try and catch a flying "Schmear" but then who knows from a Bagel and Schmear in Low-freaking-ville, N.Y.

The main street was closed off and all sorts of events went on all day. I was told that afterwards the street would be hosed down by the fire dept. It is probably a really good time to be a field mouse, rat, raccoon or any other creature of the night in Lowville!

[Ron Spooner, 09/23/2007]

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