In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival
The Beacon waterfront will host the 2012 Beacon Sloop Club Summer Corn Festival on Sunday, August 12. Come enjoy live music, including a performance by folk legend and environmentalist Pete Seeger. Try a variety of local foods, browse hand-made craft vendors, check out environmental booths, and get "Buck-an-Ear" corn.
The afternoon's entertainment is by Spook Handy, Hank Woji, Jann Klose, Emily Hurd, The Howland Wolves, Sarah Underhill, Melissa Orquist & Karen Brooks, all powered by the club's solar panel trailer. Visit the special children's area too, plus sample more food, local arts and crafts, and learn from environmental displays at the Beacon Farmers' Market.
Fresh, ready to eat local Hudson Valley sweet corn on the cob, meat and vegetarian chile, stone soup and additional summer treats will also be available.
The annual Beacon Sloop Summer Corn Festival helps raise funds for the club's sailing and educational programs, and the upkeep of the club's flagship, The Woody Guthrie; a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop. The vessel is always on hand, offering free Hudson River sails throughout the festival.
Come enjoy a free day of fun, and celebrate a cornerstone of Hudson Valley history with a local non-profit, all-volunteer environmental action/education group that seeks to preserve the beauty of the Hudson Valley. Arrive early to sign up for the free public sail on the Woody Guthrie.
The Summer Corn Festival is free, and fun for all ages. The festival will be held rain or shine, from noon until 5pm on August 12 at the waterfront, which is right at the Beacon train station!
Info can be found at www.beaconsloopclub.org or call (845) 463-4660.