The color guard marching through the streets of Vader in last year's May Day Festival Parade.
The annual Vader May Festival is the biggest event for the southernmost town in Lewis County and is the start of the local festival season. The May Festival is always well attended by the people of Lewis County. The May Festival honors the heritage of the town, which was founded in the 1880s as Little Falls. The town has grown from being home to a post office, hotel, general store, and a few settlers, to now having over 600 people in its quiet town.
This year's May Festival takes place this Saturday, May 7th. The events will start at 10:30 with hula dancers performing and then the parade begins at 11:00. After the parade there will be a cake walk, games for children and the family, and many vendors available to enjoy eating good food or buying gifts. There will be a community garage sale, tours of the historic jail, and horseback rides.