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Annual Whipple City Festival
The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces the 30th Annual Whipple City Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, 2022 in the historical Village of Greenwich. Festivities for 2022 include a parade, 5K & 10K races, a variety of food, beer, cider, and wine, commercial, and informational vendors.
Unable to hold a full festival in 2020 or 2021, Whipple City Festival will once again take place over two days, starting with Mowry Park on Friday evening and on Main Street in the downtown area throughout the day on Saturday. This Greenwich Chamber presented event has become a beloved tradition in southern Washington County.
Hugely popular among runners from all over, the Whipple City 5K & 10K starts the second day of the festival at 8:30am on Saturday, June 18. The 5K is a gentle upslope out and a quick downslope back, starting and ending in front of the school. The 10K follows the 5K course and then continues through the beautiful countryside over rolling hills. At approximately 9:30am, children under the age of 12 will participate in the Kids 1K Fun Run. First place finishers of the 5K & 10K will receive a coveted hand-crafted trophy by Dux Dekes’ Decoy Co. A portion of the proceeds from race registrations and sponsorships go to support the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Scholarship awarded to a Greenwich Central School graduating senior pursuing a business program at a New York State school of higher education.
Closed to vehicle traffic, Main Street in the heart of the Village of Greenwich will be transformed into a festive, pedestrian street fair on Saturday with local businesses and organizations lining the streetsides with tables and tents. Main Street will be closed from Hill Street to Washington Street from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Plenty of food and beverage options will be available from vendors and storefront restaurants. Commercial and informational vendors will have their products or services on display. Kids activities, presented by the Greenwich PTA, and live music will run all day and conclude with headliner Eastbound Jesus.
The Whipple City Festival is a community festival and the proceeds from the event allow the Greenwich Chamber to sponsor other community events throughout the year, which bring people to our area to support our local businesses. This revenue also allows the Greenwich Chamber to administer services for chamber members, provide advertising, and serve as a source of information to the public on member businesses.