FEST: The Battenkill Runs Through It Festival on Saturday


The Battenkill Runs Through It – the fifth annual beach, music and food festival sponsored by the Battenkill Conservancy – is slated for Saturday (May 30) at the Greenwich Town Beach in Greenwich.

As always, the day-long fest features an array of family activities related to the River Watch Discovery Program such as the popular “bug table,” canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations and water & beach contests.

The Battenkill Picnic Plate – which is included with the price of a ticket – offers a heaping selection of foods from local restaurants and food purveyors.

And of course, there promises to be plenty of great Local 518 music all throughout the fest, including Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Peter Maine & the Graveyard Poets, Cradle Switch, Bob Warren, multi-instrumentalist George Wilson and the Adirondack Fiddlers. Area musicians are also invited to bring along their instruments and join the impromptu jam sessions that will take place throughout the day, culminating with a community square dance in the late afternoon.

The fest kicks off at 12noon with a color guard ceremony and ends at 6pm. Food, music and all other festival activities are included in the admission price of $12; $6 for children ages 6-11; FREE for children age 5 and under.

The rain date for the fest is Sunday (May 31).

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