Sloop Club Serves Up Pumpkin Festival Oct. 12

pumpkin with banjoThe annual Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. rain or shine at the Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon. Beginning at noon volunteers will serve up traditional Sloop Club chili, stone soup, cider and other delights. There will be food vendors, unique crafts and environmental displays.

The Sloop Club is pleased to present an afternoon of live music featuring R.J. Storm and the Old School Bluegrass Band, Andy Revkin, Willow Blue with Heather Vaccaro, Cecelia St. King, Mighty Girl, Rick and Donna Nestler, Melissa Ortquist, Sarah Underhill, Betty Boomer, Karen Brooks and Dan Einbender. Many free children’s activities including Garrison’s Hoops by Judy, children’s music stage with Jonathan Kruk telling Spooky Stories of the Hudson, Bindlestick Bill, Veronica Kent and more. All stages powered by solar trailers.

Admission and parking are free. Everyone is welcome to come sing along, enjoy the river view and bring home a pumpkin. Visit

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