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Old River Fest 2022

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A New Event with Old Roots

Old River Fest is a NEW event designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the St. Lawrence River and Ogdensburg, NY as a Port City, past and present. The 2022 festival features daily tours of the Tall Ship Nao Trinidad along with food trucks, vendors, youth activities and music in the park.

The Festival is coordinated by the St. Lawrence County Chamber and Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Ogdensburg.

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

With more local events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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WHERE:

 

Old River Fest is a riverside festival in Ogdensburg, NY. The main event area will be Morrisette Park with surrounding events nearby.

Set your GPS to 2 Caroline Street, Ogdenburg NY and find parking nearby!

WHEN:

 

Saturday, September 10th from 10am to 6:30pm with a full weekend of collaborative local events.

Nao Trinidad ship tours will be available daily from Thursday, September 8th - Sunday September 11th, from 10am to 6:30pm.

See the Event Schedule below for more details.

ADMISSION/TICKETS:

 

The festival on Saturday is FREE to attend.

Boarding passes for daily tours of the Nao Trinidad are available for pre-purchase or can be purchased at the dock throughout the week. Adults $15. Kids $5 (between 5 and 12 years old). Family $35 (Includes up to two adults and three kids). Under 5 is free.

**FREE Entrance to the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Ogdensburg History Museum with your Tall Ship boarding pass.

About the Nao Trinidad

A Life-Size Replica of History

The Nao Trinidad is a beautiful, life-size replica of the Armada del Maluco (1519-1522) captain ship commanded by Ferdinand Magellan during the greatest maritime feat in history: the first round-the-world race. The Nao Trinidad sails as a floating museum of Spanish maritime heritage and has visited dozens of ports in Spain, Mexico, the United States, and Europe, and pays homage to the expedition that chronicled the first circumnavigation of the globe.

This replica is weighs approximately 200 tons, and is roughly 29 meters long and 8 meters wide. The ship features four masts, five sails and five decks, all built with exquisite work in iroko and pine wood by the hands of master craftsmen master carpenters of the riverside.

Learn more HERE. 

Daily Ship Tours

The Nao Trinidad ship will be open for tours from Thursday, September 8th - Sunday September 11th, with daily tours from 10am to 6:30pm.

**FREE Entrance to the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Ogdensburg History Museum with your Tall Ship boarding pass.

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Schedule of Events

Friday

September 9th, 2022

Ship tours 10am-6:30pm. Tickets HERE.

Old River Fest Block Party @ the Frederic Remington Art Museum

Including live music by Double Axel and an assortment of food trucks.

5pm - 8pm

(323 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY)

Saturday

September 10th, 2022

Ship tours 10am-6:30pm. Tickets HERE.

Old River Fest 5k Run/Walk

Race along the Maple City Trail

8:30am Start. Registration at Dobisky Center

(100 Riverside Ave, Ogdensburg, NY)

Hosted by Ogdensburg Recreation Department and Recreation Commission. Call 315-393-1980.

Vendors 

10am - 5pm

 

Pirate Parade
12:30pm

Wear your pirate costume and walk with the parade from the Dobisky Center to Tall Ship Nao Trinidad and on to the Kids Activities! (5-10 minute walk in total, accessible for wheelchairs and strollers!)

Kids Activities
1pm - 3pm

Raingutter Regatta hosted by Ogdensburg Public Library

Face Painting by Ogdensburg Command Performance

(Morrisette Park, 2 Caroline Street, Ogdensburg, NY)

Live Music in the Park

Performances by Jaynie Trudell and Merryweather

11:30am - 6:30pm

Morrisette Park Gazebo

Sunday

September 11th, 2022

Ship tours 10am-6:30pm. Tickets HERE.

Plein Air

Hosted by SLC Arts

Local artists are invited to set up at the dock to paint the Tall Ship and surrounding scenery. All work will be for sale on site during creation by the artist as well as on display at the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center following.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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