Lakeside Family Festival to be Held Memorial Day Weekend in Freetown

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FREETOWN — For 35 years, the grounds of Cathedral Camp came to life every Memorial Day weekend with the Family festival by the lake.

Then in 2020, the pitch fell silent.

The COVID-19 pandemic would bring everything to a halt – the screams of the daredevil carnival rides, the aroma emanating from the wide variety of ethnic and American food stalls, the sounds of local musicians, the happiness of visitors waiting all year for the event.

The festival is back with all the fun, excitement, food, classic car show and barn sale.

It all starts on May 27 with the opening of the festival from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, it will take place from noon to 11 p.m. On Monday, its opening hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Cathedral Camp is located on Route 18 in East Freetown.

Lakeside Family Festival returns to Cathedral Camp in Freetown this Memorial Day weekend.

One of the highlights is the classic car show, which also returns this year. It will take place on Sunday (the rainy date is Monday). Registration for incoming cars begins at 8 am on Sunday. The award ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. behind the entertainment tent. John Remedies is available for any questions at 508-763-0576.

Sunday is also the day of the 12th annual Neumann Idol contest, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Participants must register in advance. Entry forms must be picked up by noon Sunday at the entertainment tent or email [email protected].

The president of this year’s festival is Joe Martin.

“Lakeside Family Festival has always tried to present a weekend of activities that all members of the family can enjoy,” said a press release from festival organizers. “We demand a safe and secure environment – absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted on the pitch.”

Standard-Times digital producer Linda Roy can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @LindaRoy_TBS. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to the Standard-Times.

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