I've asked Mike Smith from the city of Ithaca to fill us all in on the upcoming 2nd Annual Banana Festival, and here's what he says!
Come go bananas at the YES Banana Festival on Saturday, August 11th
from Noon to 5pm on the Downtown Ithaca Commons. There will be food,
games and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The food will include Banana Milk Shakes, Bananas Foster, Fried
Plantains, Cotton Candy, Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas and so much
Have more fun then a barrel full of monkeys and win great prizes in our
games area. You can dunk a teen in the dunk tank, test your skills at
the beanana bag toss or slingshot monkey games. Other games include
bowling for bananas, water balloon toss and nerf target practice.
Be sure to stop by the Banana Haven and get yourself done up with face
painting, tattoos and hair coloring. While there, discover interesting
banana facts (did you know that bananas don’t grow on trees) and learn
why you should buy organic and free trade bananas.
The Main Stage will feature performances by Vitamin L, Running to
Places and other fabulous youth entertainers. There will also be
gorillas and monkeys (don’t worry they are teens in costume) for photo
opportunities, plus balloon twisters and amazing jugglers.
Oh and don’t forget to enter our Banana Cream Pie Eating contest for
your chance to become the Top Banana.
Banana Festival is designed organized and run by youth in the Youth
Employment Service program of the Ithaca Youth Bureau. All proceeds go
to provide jobs and job training opportunities for youth in and around
the Ithaca area.
YES Banana Festival
Saturday, August 11th
Noon to 5pm
Downtown Ithaca Commons