Savoy plans for 'bigger and better' Orchard Days

SAVOY — The commission is ramping up its planning efforts for this year's Orchard Days, Savoy's festival held each year on the third weekend in September.

This year the village is spending more than it ever has on the festival, with a budget of $50,000 for the event, and Village Manager Richard Helton said the village is planning to make this year's festival "bigger and better than in the past."

The festival will be from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 20, and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21. There will also be a 5K run at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

The headliner for the festival is country music artist Jason Michael Carroll, who will play at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The show is free of charge. Also on Saturday night, Black N Blue Band will play at 6:30 p.m.

Other musical performances include, on Friday night, The Brat Pack at 7 p.m. and Ryan Ideus & Feudin' Hillbillys at 9 p.m.

There will also be carnival rides this year, as well as some inflatables, but overall a wider range of entertainment for young people of all ages.

This year's beer tent will be 30 feet bigger than the previous year. Local microbrewery Triptych Brewing is expected to create a special apple-flavored beer to be served at the event.

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