Upper Hudson Bluegrass offers cure for life's whirlwind

Along with great music the festival next weekend will feature many great concessions. The Barnsider Restaurant will have BBQ, burgers, dogs and salad. Capri Pizza, The Snow Train Ice Cream Stop, The Brownie Scouts, with homemade baked goods, and The Adirondack Store, with handcrafted fudge, will be on hand. Danbys Four Corners Store will sell instruments, sheet music, picks, and strings, while other vendors will also offer a variety of products.

There will be raffles galore, with prizes such as a Dave Nichols custom-inlayed Martin Guitar, a 2006 and 2007 CD collection of festival bands, and cash from the daily 50-50.

Joel and Rusty welcome you to bring a lawn chair and come have a great time while soaking up some end-of-summer hometown fun, listening to bluegrass, and letting lifes whirlwind pass on by.

All-festival tickets at the gate will be $35. The three-day ticket includes camper parking (no hook-ups), water fill, and septic dumping on Sunday. The gate will open on Thursday Aug. 23, at noon and the area will close Monday at noon. Single day tickets will be available at the gate for Friday only $15, Saturday all day $25, (after 5 p.m., $20,), and Sunday all day $12.

The Ski Bowl site has proved to be an excellent location for the festival. The picturesque mountains, the town beach, the Carol Thomas walking trail to North Creek, tennis and basketball courts, a toddler play area, seating under the pavilion, and an improved stage all make for a comfortable and friendly setting.

While in town, you might consider taking a ride on the Upper Hudson River Railroad, a tour of Barton Mines, a raft trip through the Hudson River Gorge, a visit to the displays at the Tannery Pond Community Center, mountain biking on the cross-country ski trails at Garnet Hill Lodge, or just stroll along Main Street.

Again this year sound will be provided by Green Mountain Music (Pete n Cora Bolster,) Masters of Ceremony will be Kathy Bain and Don Hudson.

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