Paul Herbold with Noah LaPoint and Stewart Strader, take over farming the land off the New Land trust in Saranac.
Photo by Katherine Clark.
continued Inspired by the Poobah Festivals that were once hosted at the New Land Trust, the Summerfest will bring music and guests to the farm.
Poobah Festival was a three-day music festival was held for many years at the farm, but it hasn’t been held for at least four years.
The festivities will begin with a potluck-style cookout at 2 p.m. which will run through the day. Music will include performances by Adrian Aardvard at 5 p.m., Lucid at 7 p.m., and Kimberly LeClaire will light up the meadow with poi performances creating an optical show to the rhythm made by the flames.
Area musicians can bring their instruments to play acoustic performances throughout the night. Herbold said he expects at least 200 guests for the festival and invites people to stay the night.
“We have a lot of room for tents in the valley and people can stay after,” said Herbold. “It’s a festival for everyone. We want to kick off the summer with good people and want this festival to be family friendly.”
There are few rules for the festival, including no dogs or other animals and no campfires.
Herbold said once visitors get the Plumadore Road, there will be signs and LED lights directing them where to park and how to get to the valley on the day of the festival.
“We want this to be a really great way to kick off the summer with great people and good music while at the same time raising awareness for the great hiking opportunities at the Land Trust and let people know about us and the farm,” said Herbold.
Admission is a suggested $10 donation.
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