FARMINGTON — 2016 marks the 40th annual Chester Greenwood Day. This year’s theme is Holiday Celebrations around the World. The annual parade is planned by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Farmington.

The Chester Greenwood Day celebration includes an hour-long parade, rain, snow or shine. It draws floats built by local businesses, service organizations, school groups and clubs and community members. Now is the time to start planning your float entry for the parade with the theme in mind and as always include earmuffs.

Chester Greenwood is best known for his invention of earmuffs designing his first pair of ear protectors when he was 15 years old.

The celebration will include the parade, gingerbread contest, chili contest, craft fairs, historical open houses, Polarbear Dip, 5K race, Festival of Trees and more.

For more information, visit or call the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at 778-4215.

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