MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The sixth annual Mahopac Street Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 30, under sunny skies as hundreds of folks came out to enjoy the food, rides, exhibits and demonstrations and meet the myriad business owners who set up booths along South Lake Boulevard, all the way from the intersection of routes 6 and 6N down to Clark Street.

“We have a beautiful day for this,” said Greater Mahopac/Carmel CEO Michael Celestino.

Trustco Bank was the premier sponsor for this year’s event, which provided free rides and attractions for the kids. There were a bunch of inflatable attractions in Chamber Park, and further down the street, there was a mechanical ride and a very popular rock-climbing wall.

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Area restaurants came out in force and offered up delectable treats ranging from pulled-pork mac and cheese to wood-fired pizza to sausage and pepper sandwiches.

At 2:30, the annual Columbus Day parade stepped off, marching down Route 6 and ending at the festival. The parade featured an array of musical acts, elected officials, grand marshals Mike Simone and Regina Morini, as well as Miss Columbus Hannah Recine and Little Miss Columbus Laura Deleg. And course, Christopher Columbus himself was there.