The Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Corn Festival is this Sunday, August 11, from 12 pm to 5 pm at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. To welcome the beginning of Fall, you can expect to nibble on sweet corn on the cob, cold watermelon, hot chili, cold drinks, and other summer treats. The mission of the Beacon Sloop Club is to protect the Hudson through environmental advocacy. Bringing you closer to the water is one way they do that. Admission to the Corn Festival is free. Info: www.beaconsloopclub.org
New! Kids Entertainment Will Include Tumblebus (Free)
This year’s festival will feature the Tumblebus, a full-size school bus converted into a mobile gym for kids from 18 months to 9 years of age. This special free activity for children will be open at this festival from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Live Music and Storytelling
Two solar music stages will have live performances from: Jonathan Kruk, storyteller, Susan Wright & Friends, Betty & The Baby Boomers, The Cabo’s, Ernie Sites, Roadhouse Roosters, Hank Woji, and Lydia Adams Davis. The festival will start with an original poem by Beacon Poet Peter Ullian, created to commemorate the festival.
More Things To Do, Including Free Public Sails On The Sloop Woody Guthrie
The festival will also feature environmental educational displays, craft and food vendors and many other free activities, fun for all ages! The Sloop Woody Guthrie will give free public sails. Sign-up begins at noon at the BSC tent.
New Corn Muffin Contest!
Rules and Regulations for Corn Muffin Contest!!
1. Anyone can enter. The only rule is the corn muffin must be made from scratch.
2. Prize for first place is $25.
3. To enter, bring your cornbread to the Contest Tent before 2 pm. Bring your cornbread on a dish or plate, along with a card with your name, phone number, and recipe. Besides the name of your recipe, please include the ingredients used. Winner will be announced at 3 pm.
From Route 9D, follow signs to the Beacon Metro‐North Train Station. Look for signs to Riverfront Park.