FALCONER - The Chautauqua County Trail Riders will celebrate 56 years of organized trail riding at the Annual "Big Weekend" Aug. 19, 20 and 21. Activities will be happening at the club grounds located on the Gerry Levant Road near Falconer. The Trail Riders can be reached by taking I-90 to exit 59 to Route 60 south to Gerry. At the four corners in Gerry travel straight through onto County Road 65 to the club grounds. From I-86 take Exit 13 for Falconer onto Route 394 east to County Road 65, Gerry-Levant Road to the club grounds.
Overnight trailer parking and camping is available. Cost is $60 for adults, $30 for children for the weekend. The weekend family rate for a family of four is $150 Reservations can be mailed to Anne Lynch, 1447 Harris Hollow Road, Gerry 14740. A $10 per person deposit is required when sending reservations. Food tickets will be sold for breakfasts, lunches and dinner.
Activities start off Friday at 5:30 p.m. with a "Cowboy Welcome" hot dog supper until 7:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., a Fun and Game show takes place in the show ring. Saturday starts off with a 7 a.m. breakfast in the Club House. The trail ride will leave from the arena at 9 a.m. and lunch will be served on the trail. A chicken barbecue is planned for dinner at the club house. Stray Kat Karaoke will provide entertainment for the evening.
The weekend winds down Sunday with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the club house followed by a trail ride heading out at 10 a.m. After the trail ride lunch will be served at the club house.
It is NYS law that children 14 and under wear an ASTM approved helmet. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.