Cameron County has a Fall full of events
The calendar of events for Cameron County filling up for the fall season. Things kick off this weekend with the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition and Sinnemahone Gravel Grinder. Competitors will compete for trophies in 7 categories along with Peoples Choice. There are two unique twists to the competition according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.
“Competitors are encouraged to sell to those that come to the event. Many competitions limit it to tastings or in some cases people must purchase a ticket in order to eat from the competitors. The chamber wants the competitors to make money at this event.”
Another unique twist is a mystery meat competition. No one knows what they will be asked to prepare for judging. This year Valley Meats selected the item and competitors will learn their task on Friday night. Embassy Powdered Metals sponsoring the event by providing $500.00 cash prize.
While the grills are heating, more than 70 are expected to compete in the Sinnemahone Gravel Grinder. Three course lengths are available. The shortest is 14 miles along the West Creek Recreational Trail. A 26 mile course takes riders from Emporium to the intersection of Hunts Run and Ridge Roads along Elk State Forest Trails and the third 55 mile course starts in Emporium and includes riding through Sinnemahoning State Park and back to the start line.
In October every weekend is packed with events. The first and second Saturdays see a return to festivals at Sizerville and Sinnemahoning State Parks. According to the community calendar kept by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce October 2 includes a cash bash by the VFW Auxiliary starting at 2pm and the showing of Hocus Pocus at the Emporium Food Market starting at 7:30pm. That event is co-sponosred by the grocery store and ADAS.
The weekend of October 8-9 includes a Homecoming Parade Friday night, and on Saturday in addition to the First Fork Festival in Sinnemahoning, a Mud Run hosted by Smoker Logging will take place at 2pm, Mason Farm will host a fall festival and a Hall of Fame Ceremony at Cameron County High School will take place that evening.
October 16 will be the final leg of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown with trail runners selecting their distance on Elk State Forest trails. In addition to the race, a car show will take place at the former Sylvania plant with a children’s power wheels demolition derby.
October 24 Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Nam Knights will take center stage with a beer and bacon bash at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. On Sunday afternoon Cameron County Ambulance will host bingo at the same location.
The month ends with Trick or Treat, Smoker Logging Halloween Extravaganza and business trick or treat on Saturday, October 30.
Any organization wishing to be included on the community calendar can submit information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The calendar is published at www.cameroncountychamber.org.