Oneida County, NY- If you need to get around Boonville this weekend, residents and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and maybe go grocery shopping now because there are some significant detours and parking restrictions that will hinder regular travel during the Woodsmen's Field Days Parade Saturday, August 17.
"Saturday will be extremely busy in our village and we appreciate the patience of all of our village citizens for helping us bring all of the people to our area," said Phyllis White, spokesperson for the Woodsmen's Field Days. "There will be a detour around the village (Saturday, August 17) because the parade now has to have all traffic away from it due to New York State DOT regulations."
In specific terms, the two main arteries that feed into the village from Route 12 next to the former Nice N' Easy and the railroad tracks on Lower Schuyler Street will be shut down Saturday, beginning at around 10:30 a.m. A detour (map below) takes motorists north of the village on Route 12, left across Kerwin Road, then left again down the East Road and back into Boonville.
According to officials, there has been a rumor going around that speculated how Route 12 was going to be closed completely on Saturday for the parade. This, according to Phyllis White, is completely false.
As usual, the parade will begin at 12:00 noon and will proceed its way onto Main Street. This is where the parking restrictions come into play. The Boonville Village Police Department is reminding spectators that parking on the west side of Main Street (corner of Church Street to Capri Pizzeria) will be prohibited from 2:00 a.m. Saturday until the conclusion of the parade that afternoon. Any vehicles found in that area durign that time frame will be towed at the owner's expense, the Boonville Police Department said. On the other hand, parking on the east side of Main Street (Pub side) is permitted during that time.
For those wishing to watch the parade from the west side of Main Street, White says that spectators are permitted to do so there and they can also establish their lawn chairs in that area ahead of time.
Catch our latest discussion and be sure to examine the detour map that will be in effect Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m: