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Festival Fever: The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, 8/31/13

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Rolling Stone magazine declared Opus 40 in Saugerties to be “the best outdoor performance venue in the Northeast.” But it’s actually so much more than just a concert venue. A massive monument to the creative (and obviously obsessive) vision of sculptor Harvey Fite, Opus 40 is a work of art in itself, featuring thousands of tons of bluestonee, capped off with a nine-ton monolith that stands upright in the center of the sculpture with Overlook Mountain as a backdrop.

In recent years, there haven’t been many concerts at Opus 40, but the environmental sculpture will once again host a day of glorious music on Saturday, August 31 when the Felice County Fair takes over the grounds.

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Got $3.5 Million? This Could Be Yours

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Opus 40

Opus 40, the Saugerties sculpture park carved out of bluestone over the course of 37 years by Harvey Fite, is for sale.

Fite’s stepson, Tad Richards and his wife have been caretakers of the estate for the past 23 years but are looking to retire. They, and the town of Saugerties, hope to transfer the park to an organization that will continue to care for the mammoth stone structures and keep it open to the public.

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