By Bailey Arredondo Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The village of Solvay is resurrecting a summer festival for the first time in seven years.
Field Days has been an annual tradition for Solvay and nearby Syracuse residents dating back to the 1980’s. However due to insufficient funding, the festival discontinued in 2011.
Mayor of Solvay, Derek Baichi, made it clear in his campaign goals to focus on funding for Field Days.
Field Days organizer Lori Volski says this year has finally met the financial mark and they couldn’t be more excited.
“Once Baichi started to do more fundraising they were able to do a small one last year, and this year he was able to get more fundraising so we were able to get it back up and running,” said Volski.
This year is the 125th anniversary of the village of Solvay.
The festival will run Aug. 16th and 17th and will be filled with live music, food, fireworks, and family activities.
“It’s extremely special this year just because we have all been waiting so long,” said Volski. “We always look forward to getting together during the summer.”