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).
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ various locations, Lake George, 5/28-31/15
Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Great Barrington and Pittsfield
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/4-7/15
Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/6/15, FREE
Irish 2000 Summer Fun-Raiser @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 6/6/15
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/6/15
A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-14/15
Capital Pride Fest @ Washington Park, Albany, 6/13/15, FREE
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/20&21/15
Dad Fest @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 6/21/15, FREE
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/15, FREE
Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady, 7/10/15, FREE
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass., 7/10-12/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/15-8/1/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
The Black Arts and Cultural Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/1/15, FREE
The New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15