Pumpkin Festival Gives Free Sails on the Woody

The Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival will take place at Riverfront Park in Beacon (on the river side of the Metro-North station), rain or shine on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. Hudson Valley pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, freshly baked pumpkin pie, cider, and other fall treats will be sold.

Featured will be a variety of talented performers, including Andy Revkin, Sharleen Leahey, Cosby Gibson, April Mae & the June Bugs, Rick Nestle, and The Tres Amigos.

The children’s stage will include The Rivertown Kids, Karen Brooks, Melissa Orquest, Sarah Underhill, and Bindlestick Bill, who will dazzle everyone with his juggling and magic show. The children’s area will have free activities.

Pete Seeger will regale all with his famous stories.

During the festival, volunteer crews and captains will be organizing free public sailing aboard the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie. Guests can sign up at the Beacon Sloop Club booth during the festival.

The Beacon Sloop Club is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Admission to the event is free. For additional info please check beaconsloopclub.org or call 845-463-4660 or 845-242-7822.


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