Mountain fest set for next weekend in Stony Creek

STONY CREEK - For many decades, Stony Creek hosted a festive summer event that showcased the culture, handiwork, music and skills of people born and raised in the lower Adirondacks.

Although axe-throwing and loggers' contests once offered at "Stony Creek Mountain Days" are now relegated to history, other aspects of the local celebration endure.

In recent years, this event has been revived through the Stony Creek Mountain Festival, which is planned for Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8, centered in the town park.

The Mountain Festival is billed as providing "Music, Food and Fun for the Entire Family," as the Stony Creek Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a lineup of musicians, vendors, exhibits and children's games for the three-day event in this charming mountain town.

Also, a town-wide garage sale is to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8, and it's likely to include some interesting antiques and collectibles local folks have discovered in their barns or attics.

Festivities kick off Friday night at 7 p.m. with the mountain music of Adirondack Gold presented at the town center.

The exhibits, vendor offerings, and children's games open their weekend stint Saturday, at 11 a.m. for two days, centered in the town park, just north of the town center crossroads on Harrisburg Road.

For those who are interested in exotic animals, wildlife expert Dean Davis will be introducing folks during both days to his reptiles and bugs. Davis is known for his television presentations of his 125-pound turtle Oscar, his cobra snakes, and tame owl. Who knows what he'll be bringing to the Mountain Festival!

Also, naturalist Dean Moore will be introducing children to "creepy crawlies," which runs through the town park.

Other offerings include martial arts demonstrations, animal presentations and interactive events, as well as bounce houses.

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