The evening events associated with the Lorenzo Driving Competition are open to everyone. Now in its third year, the Hats Off To Lorenzo gala doubles as the welcome party for competitors and also features the popular hat contest. Since the hat is a necessary piece of carriage driving attire, again based on tradition, the Hats Off gala gives all attendees the opportunity to don a hat. New and vintage, fun, frilly and elegant: anything goes! It’s also a friendly competition and this year’s judges are the returning pair from 2010: Mr. Paul Brooks and Mr. Rick Gary!
This Hats Off gala begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening, July 20 and is sponsored by Logan’s Place farm of New Woodstock, NY and Martins Auctioneers of New Holland, PA. Attendees may also choose to attend the 7:00 p.m. buffet featuring a lavish spread of elegant hors d’oeuvres provided by The Blue Canoe of Erieville and during the entire Friday evening event complementary horse drawn wagon rides will be provided by Lamplit Farms of Cazenovia. Check the Lorenzodriving.com website for details on making reservations.
For bluegrass music fans, the Saturday evening (July 21) event should go on your calendars! Again becoming a fast tradition and entitled Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ, it features the popular lbluegrass band The Lost Boys, locally brewed beer provided by the Empire Brewing Co. and hard cider provided by the Harvest Moon Cidery at Critz Farms of Cazenovia . This event is co-sponsored by Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC and Tops Market. Details on reservations can be found on the Lorenzodriving.com website.
For additional information about the Lorenzo Driving Competition, including the special events, consult www.lorenzodriving.com or call Lorenzo at 315-655-3200.