Strawberry Festival Held on Beacon Riverfront June 9

Beacon Sloop Club hosts free event open to the public

Sunday, June 9, noon – 5 p.m. the Beacon Sloop Club will hold its annual Strawberry Festival at Riverfront Park in Beacon. Strawberry shortcake, a homemade treat with fresh berries, real whipped cream and hot biscuits, will be available, along with strawberry smoothies, chocolate-covered strawberries and other foods. The farmers market will offer fresh baked breads, vegetables and other local items.

A solar-powered main stage will feature Dan Einbender and the Rivertown Kids, Emily Hurd, Smith and Driscoll, April Mae and the June Bugs, and Pat Lamanna. There will be environmental displays and speakers as well as free kids activities with Hoops by Judy and crafts with Beacon’s own Miss Vicki. Environmental displays include tanks of live fish and other river life along with displays of local river history.

The Woody Guthrie will take guests on free sails from the Beacon Harbor. The public may sign up for a free afternoon sail of 45 minutes, as weather permits. Space aboard is limited; early signup at the Sloop Club booth is suggested.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 845-463-4660 or 845-831-6962, or visit

The BSC Strawberry Festival raises money for the public sailing program on the Woody Guthrie and other environmental education programs. There is never a charge for sailing aboard the Woody. The BSC meets the first Friday of each month at the clubhouse in Beacon, right on the river near the Metro-North train station, for a potluck dinner, business meeting and music.

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