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Attend the 22nd Annual Lee Founders Weekend!

September 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee Founders Weekend 2016It’s time once again to roll out for the annual Lee Founders Weekend in Lee, MA! Scheduled for September 16th through the 18th, 2016, this free, 3-day, Berkshires festival is a very popular event.

Lee Founders Weekend is a full weekend of fun for everyone. Come out and enjoy what is shaping up to be yet another three days of perfect weather, fabulous food, amazing music, and fun activities!

A traditional, hometown celebration, you wont want to miss the annual parade, arts & crafts vendors, Duck Derby, vintage tennis tournament, sidewalk sales, and more!

2016 Lee Founders Weekend Schedule Highlights

All Day Friday & Saturday – Street Artisans/Craft Fair
Visit the booths and purchase one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry, wood carvings, clothing, decorative items, and much more.

Friday, Sept 16 –
5pm to 8pm – Taste of Lee

Dine al fresco on offerings from Lee’s finest restaurants and local food vendors. Held on a closed section of Main St., you’ll also be entertained by the live, foot-tapping music of the Housatonic Philharmonic and Moonshine Holler!

7:30pm – Saturday Night Liv Variety Show at the Spectrum Playhouse
Laugh along with Liv Cummins and her sketch comedy/variety show. Saturday Night Liv is a live variety show featuring songs, sketch comedy, musical theater moments, acrobats, and more!

sunset – Fireworks
This year’s Lee Founders Weekend includes a fireworks display at sunset, visible from all the doings on Main Street!

Saturday, Sept 17 –
8:15am – 5K Road Race

Come watch the runners tackle the Finnegan Course at Lee High School. You can even register to join in!

10am – Hometown Parade
Come experience a good, old-fashioned, main street parade. Floats, marching bands, clowns, fancy cars, horse-drawn wagons, and more will keep you entertained. The highlight of the weekend – don’t miss it!

11:30am – Big Green Egg Cooking Contest
Come out and watch as local chefs compete for the title of “Best Burger in Lee” as prepared in a Big Green Egg cooker.

2pm to 8pm – Festival Latino
A community festival featuring Latin American Dance troupes and a variety of Latino foods in Church Park. www.festivallatino.org

Duck Derby – 2pm
Join in the fun of the annual Duck Derby for only $5 – or just watch as hundreds of rubber duckies float through Downtown Lee on the Housatonic River. The first duck across the finish line wins $500, with many more prizes available for runners up.

Sunday, Sept 18 –
8am to 11am – Lee Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

The annual Lee Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Saint Mary’s School is the best – some would say only – way to finish up your Lee Founders Weekend. So tasty!

10am – CTA Vintage Tennis Tournament
Held at the Greenock Country Club, come watch as the players compete in this old-school tennis tournament!

Lee Founders Weekend 2016

September 16th through the 18th
For more info and details as they develop, be sure to visit www.leefoundersweekend.com

Lee Founders Weekend Lodging
Applegate Inn is proud to be part of Lee’s community. You may even spot innkeeper Gloria and our grandkids dressed as clowns in the Hometown Parade! Our Berkshires B&B is centrally located in Lee. We offer eleven beautifully appointed suites, complete with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs. Applegate Inn is your ticket to service and relaxation in the Berkshires.

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