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Wet and Wild Water Carnival

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: $2.00 per person entrance fee (kids and adults)
Outdoor Pool on Clayton Avenue

All ages can splash the afternoon away as the pool transforms into an aquatic wonderland. Games and activities for all ages will take place. Activities include: water obstacle course, water balloon toss, silliest dive contest, soda can dive, walk on water, music (DJ), lazy river and baby pool activities!!  In case of inclement weather check this section or call the Recreation Department at 607-754-3368.  The rain date is Thursday, July 19 at the same time.  

Town of Vestal Community Picnic 

Bring your family and friends to the annual Town Picnic which is open to the entire community.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Arnold Park, Andrews Road

Activities include:

  • Large Inflatable Rides
  • Games
  • Water Slide
  • Zoo Mobile
  • Edible Art
  • Face Painting
  • Shaving Cream Hair-Do's
  • Musical DJ

Delicious food: hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, pizza, ziti, soda, water, nachos, and ice cream are available for additional low prices. In case of inclement weather check this section or call the Recreation Department at 607-754-3368.  The rain date is Thursday, August 2.

Free entrance to the picnic again this year, due to another very generous donation from Vilma Byrne.  In return she asks those attending to consider bringing a can of cat or dog food for donation to a local animal shelter.  Thank you Vilma!

Fall Festivous on the Rail Trail

co-sponsored by the Town of Vestal Recreation Department and the Vestal Coal House

Saturday, September 15

9:00 AM - Race - Glitter & Glitz 5K Run/Walk 
For race details visit www.vestalcoalhouse.com

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on the Vestal Rail Trail

Join us for the second annual! Bring your family and friends to a fun filled day with lots of activities. Activities will kick off with a 5K Glitter & Glitz 5K Run/Walk.  Activities include:  games, balloons, face painting, henna, chalk drawing, visit by the Zoomobile, juggling, food and much more!   Musical entertainment on the west side of the Coal House.  Delicious food from the Coal House Cafe.

Pumpkin Run


Monday, October 15, 2018  
4:30 PM
Arnold Park, Andrews Rd.
Students must provide their own transportation.

The Vestal High School Cross Country team is co-sponsoring a one mile pumpkin run open to all 5th and 6th grade boys and girls in the Vestal School District. The race will take place at Arnold Park on Andrews Rd., Vestal. Interested participants should register in their gym class at school. In case of rain, the run will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at the same time. This program is free. Free cider and doughnuts will be provided. Pumpkins will be awarded to top place finishers. Ribbons for all!

Monster Mash Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arnold Park, Andrews Rd.

For a "howling" good time, join us at our twenty first annual Monster Mash Halloween Party! Put on your best costume!! Many activities are under the spooktacular tent at Arnold Park on Andrews Rd., in Vestal. Festivities begin at 1:00 PM and run until 3:00 PM.  Treat bags for all the kids! Be sure to play in the large inflatable rides!  Go through our tiny terror hay maze, play carnival games and have fun! The Vestal Service Organization will be on hand to serve free "spider cider" and "deadly doughnuts". Open to all ages and be sure to dress warmly, all activities are outdoors.  Rain date is Sunday, October 21 at the same time.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Sing-A-Long

Friday, November 30, 2018

6:30 - 7:00 PM

Vestal Memorial Park Gazebo
Four Corners

Mark your calendars for Vestal's Annual Family Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long and Christmas Tree Lighting. Have fun singing with the Vestal Community Chorus. The Vestal Service Organization will be serving free hot cocoa, cider and doughnuts. The evening will  end with a special visit from Mr and Mrs. Claus at 7:00 PM.


Santa would love to hear from all the boys and girls in Vestal! Write your letter and Santa will send you one back. Ask him a question and he will answer it! Santa's mailbox will be located on the front porch of the Recreation Office located at 516 Front St., Vestal, from Monday, November 26 through Friday, December 7, 2018. Due to the large volume of mail Santa receives, he cannot accept letters after December 7. Don't forget to write your first and last name and put your address somewhere so Santa knows where to mail his response. You may also bring your Santa letter to the Tree Lighting.

Father Daughter Ball
The Ball is Saturday, February 9, 2019. 
Vestal's Nineteenth Annual Ball

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Doors open at 5:00 PM for photos and dinner is served at 6:00 PM

The McKinley, 1701 North Street, Endicott

Cost:  $50.00 Vestal Adults, $35.00 Daughters
Apalachin residents : $60.00 Adults, $45.00 Daughters

Dinner:  The buffet will include Santa Fe flank steak, breaded chicken fingers, maple soy salmon, gourmet macaroni and cheese, smashed red potatoes, glazed baby carrots, romaine salad, and cookies and brownies.

Fathers and daughters, join us for a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing. All seating is assigned and tables will hold a maximum of eight. We will do our best to honor seating requests. Only complete tables of eight, that register together, are guaranteed. Fill out a registration form from the menu on the left and mail with fee to confirm your reservation.  List all the names of the adults and children that you wish to be seated with on the registration form under "table requests". If you do not have a seating preference, leave it blank and we will seat you with another family.  All ages are welcome.  Limited tickets available. Open to Town of Vestal and Apalachin Residents only. Activity #172801-1A. This makes a wonderful gift.

Deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:30PM, unless it fills first.


Free Easter Egg Hunt
co-sponsored by the Vestal Elks

Thank You Vestal Elks!

Saturday, March 24, 2018   (2019 TBA)

11:00 AM

Arnold Park, Andrews Rd.

Ages 10 and under

Enjoy hunting for eggs by age group and visiting with the Easter bunny. Bags are provided.  In case of inclement weather (rain) check this section for any updates or call the Recreation Department at 607-754-3368.  Be sure to dress warm and wear boots!  The park is always very wet and windy.