Festival Fever: 3 More Fests This Weekend

October 10th, 2014, 9:00 am by Greg

It’s harvest time, and it’s the weekend – a big holiday weekend for a lot of us – which means festival activity is in high gear all around Nippertown. We’ve already announced quite a few of them, but here are a few more to put on your weekend calendar:

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HARVESTFEST
WHERE: Moody Farms (122 Garfield Road) in Poestenkill
WHEN: 2pm Saturday (October 11)
WHY: A benefit for the Guardian House, the female homeless veterans’ house in Ballston Spa.
WHO: Sludge Factory, Alice in Chains tribute band (3-5pm); I.D.K. (5-7pm); The Arthur Holmes Blues Band (7-9pm); Knot Dead, Grateful Dead tribute band (9pm)
HOW MUCH: $20 donation, includes food, beer, camping and hayrides, in addition to the music.

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UPPER UNION STREET HARVEST FEST
WHERE: Upper Union Street, Schenectady
WHEN: 10am-3pm Saturday (October 11)
WHO: Voice of the Grove Drum Circle @ Trustco Bank (10am-3pm); Gordon St @ Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos (10am-12noon); Fotia Greek Dancers @ the corner of Union & Dean streets (11:30am & 1:30pm); Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Dixieland Band @ Northeastern Fine Jewelry (12:30-2:30pm)
HOW MUCH: FREE

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RIVERSIDE BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL
WHERE: Poet’s Seat Tower, Beacon Park, Greenfield
WHEN: 12noon-6pm Saturday & Sunday (October 11 & 12)
WHY: A benefit for the Greenfield Recreation Department
WHO: SATURDAY – The Wildcat O’Halloran Band (12:30pm), Randy McAllister (2pm) and Ottomatic Slim (4pm); SUNDAY – Dave Keller (12:30pm), Janet Ryan (2pm) and Blue Cat Groove (4pm)
HOW MUCH: $5; FREE ages 10 & under

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS:

O+ Festival @ various locations, Kingston, 10/10-12/14
Made in the Berkshires Festival @ the Berkshire Theatre Group, Pittsfield/Stockbridge, 10/10-12/14
Rocktoberfest @ Charles Wood Park’s Festival Space, Lake George, 10/11/14
Apple Festival & Craft Show @ Goold Orchards, Castleton-On-Hudson, 10/11&12/14
Troy Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 10/12/14, FREE
Bridge Jazz Fest @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Troy & Albany, 2/27&28/14