The fest will feature such river-related activities as fly-tying and fly-casting demonstrations and a river bug science table for kids, as well as kayak and canoe rides. There will also be a cupcake-eating contest, raffles and live music from Local 518 favorites Bob Warren, Olivia Quillio, the Netherwood Blues Band and Lynne & Richie Bittner.
Admission to the fest includes a picnic plate-full of foods prepared by Spoonful Kitchen & Catering, local restaurants and chefs. Tix are $12; $8 for youths; kids under 6 are free.
The rain date for the festival is Sunday (May 27).
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 5/25-27/12
StrangeCreek Campout @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield, 5/25-28/12
Iroquois Cultural Festival @ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, 5/26-27/12
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 5/31-6/1/12
Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/9/12, FREE
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/22-24/12
Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/30-7/1/12
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Scream It Like You Mean It @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/8/12
Shockwave Festival @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/20/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12