Beacon Sloop Club to Hold Corn Festival on Aug. 10

Ken Miller, volunteer and member of the Beacon Sloop Club (photo provided)

Ken Miller, volunteer and member of the Beacon Sloop Club (photo provided)

The Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Corn Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 10, rain or shine, at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. The festival features fresh picked, ready‐to‐eat locally grown Hudson Valley sweet corn on the cob for just a “Buck‐an‐Ear,” hot chili, cold drinks, and summer treats.

Music throughout the afternoon will be provided on two stages: The main stage will feature David & Jacob Bernz, Mara Levine and Caroline Cutroneo, Hank Waji, Caroline Doctorow, Spook Handy, Howland Cultural Center Community Chorus, Kurt Hauck and Cosby Gibson. The children’s stage will feature Jonathan Kruk, Hudson River Lore, Lydia Adams Davis, Young Kangaroo Republic, Missy Ornquist and Karen Brooks, Steve and Shirl Kaplan and others. Music will be powered by solar trailers.

The festival is family friendly, handicapped accessible, and fun for all ages. Environmental displays and free children’s activities will be available.

Craft and food vendors will be on hand at the festival and at the Farmers Market. Free admission and parking. Call 845-527-8671, 845-463-4660 or visit the BSC website at beaconsloopclub.org. The Beacon Sloop Club is an all-volunteer, non‐profit group promoting responsible use of the Hudson River and its environs.


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