Join in at the 41st annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long! Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with demonstrations of Seneca arts, food and entertainment. Friday night will kick off the festival, with Empire State Wrestling. The family band Happy Days are expected to play from about 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Following Happy Days, the Cold Spring Indian Dancers would take the stage for about an hour of traditional Seneca dancing. Saturday night at 5pm, the Porcelain Busdrivers will take the stage. Sunday is the grand parade which runs down Main St. and up Broad St. To sign up for the parade, contact Donna Raahauge at 378-5468. New this year, the festival organizers are sponsoring a caricature artist who will draw your portrait for free between 1 and 4 p.m. While the performances go on, the organizers said they plan to keep activities going during Saturday, including the eating contests and bed races, which are back again this year, as well as a new addition this year: a chili cook-off. Admission to the Festival is Free! And there will be free carnival rides as well as face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, balloon animals, live super hero and princess characters and a 3x3 basketball tournament. Food is available from local vendors and includes Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, BBQ, curly fries, steak sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, bloomin onions, kettle corn, pizza, chili and more! There will be a variety of craft vendors from: cupcakes, stretch bottle art, Rustic Originals, Tupperware, jewelry, native American puzzles & jewelry, baby clothing, crocheted items, avon, Ruebarb Alpaca items, Goats Milk soaps, water color paintings and much more.