- Posted September 24, 2009 by
Canaseraga, New York
Klipnocky’s hairy women descending on Canaseraga NY
Whether they ae relatives of Bigfoot, children left to fend for themselves or just a local story to scare the kids, the Canaseraga Fall Festival will host its 10th annual Hairy Women of Klipnocky Beauty Contest today, said Sherri Reed, chair of the festival committee.
“It’s a local legend they live up in the hills of Klipnocky,” Reed said. “Basically, they come down out of the hills to the festival to show us their ‘talents,’”
The contest, starting at 1 p.m. today, is open to anyone interested in dressing up as what they think the women would look like — either guys or gals, Reed said — and putting on a show for the crowd.
“I just ask them to keep it clean,” Reed said. “But they have a wide variety of talents.”
The ‘talents’ include long armpit hair braiding, singing, dancing and other tricks.
The festival kicked off into full swing Saturday with the annual parade and the Canaseraga Idol singing competition, Reed said, but today is historically the busier day of the festival. Weather has been a problem for many of the past festivals, she added, and turnout this year reflects that.
“It’ll pick right up,” she said. “It always picks up for the Idol.”
The festival runs from 9-3 p.m. today.
The annual car show kicking off at 10 a.m. Sunday with awards presented at 3 p.m.
“Last year, we had 110 cars,” Reed said. “The car show is huge. With tomorrow being a beautiful day, we could potential be bigger [than last year].”
Music today will include The Hooligans at 11 a.m. and local guitarist Julie Swain performing at 2:30 p.m.
Along with the music, 45 vendors registered for the festival, Reed said, which is a record.
“We filled the park this year for the first time,” Reed said, adding there are usually around 25 or 30 vendors.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/canaseragafestival.