Jay Day festival returns this Saturday

Jay Day festival returns

A photo from Jay Day past. The event is being revived this year by the Au Sable Valley Rotary Club and will be held Aug. 21 on the Jay Village Green. (Photo provided)

JAY — After several years off, the Jay Day Celebration will back this Saturday at the Jay Village Green.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the festival — which had once served as a fundraiser for the Jay Entertainment and Music Society, commonly known as JEMS, based at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater — will return.

The last Jay Day was held about a decade ago, but it’s being revived this year by the Au Sable Valley Rotary Club with the intent of creating another fun event in the town of Jay, while supporting small local businesses by providing them with an opportunity to sell their products.

Jay Day will feature the music of the Gray Blues and the Red Rose Hillbillies. In the evening, on the green, Big Boss Sausage will perform a free concert beginning at 6 p.m., sponsored by JEMS.

During the day, there will be food from Freddy B’s Grill and craft beer from Hex and Hop Brewery. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts, as well as food and baked goods, taxidermy and well-being services. Crafts and games for children and a display of historic town of Jay photography will be available throughout the day.

The Village Green in Jay is the site of Jay Day on Aug. 21, revived after several years absence by the Au Sable Valley Rotary Club. (Photo provided)

The event is being held in coordination with AquaFest on Lake Everest in Wilmington.

For more information and updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/ausablevalleyrotary.


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