ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Wednesday, crews had been busy prepping at Highland Park in Rochester for the beginning of the Lilac Competition. There’s a brand new excessive high stage that overlooks the entire park and is a superb place for watching all of the music. There are a couple of new occasions and thrilling twists for this yr’s 121st Lilac Competition.
Some goodies this yr: There shall be a wine expo, craft beer expo, and Bloody Mary expo. Additionally, new forms of various meals to strive along with the normal favorites. One of many largest modifications is a brand new car parking zone for these coming to the fest. The proud producer of the Lilac Competition says it’s best to keep away from the parking tickets out on the town, and spend your cash right here on the park.
“We had been in a position to safe a really massive lot off of Elmwood Avenue, some individuals would realize it as the previous location of the Rochester Psych Middle, and there’s room for a number of hundred vehicles over there,” says Jeff Springut, producer. “It’s proper on Elmwood between South Avenue and Goodman Road.”
This yr, when you’re beneath 16, you should have an grownup with you. No pets, be ready to have your baggage checked, and don’t convey meals. There’s loads of that right here. For some meals as drinks crew establishing at this time, this shall be their first Lilac Competition.
“My household has at all times advised me this place is superb and that I’ve to return out right here and take a look at the memorial and stuff, so I’m glad I lastly bought an opportunity to return out right here,” provides Adam Barbour, Lilac Competition crew.
“The tradition and the neighborhood, is high precedence for me, it’s my first time assembly principally all people right here,” mentioned Samantha Rutkauski, crew.
Springut says they’re working extra time only for all of you and this fest, the 121st, may very well be the most effective.
“It’s simply been a enjoyable household occasion, that’s what the Lilac Competition all about,” mentioned Springut.
The pageant runs Friday, Might 10 via Sunday, Might 19.