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.

Address:
State St., Lowville, NY
Directions:
At the intersection of Hwys 12 and 26.
Hours:
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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