Chatham Summerfest photo taken on Park Row

Chatham SummerFest 2017

Chatham Summerfest 2017 took place on Saturday, July 8 from 10:00am-4:00pm. This 41st annual street fair drew hundreds of visitors and showcased many varied local organizations as well as performers, artists, and vendors. All events were free and took place along Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue. In addition to the popular sidewalk sale and Artisan Faire, three stages throughout the village accommodated a variety of entertainers.

The Chatham Area Business & Arts (CABA) Organization organized this event. CABA is a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations that work to promote the Chatham, New York region as a vibrant, positive environment for shopping, dining, enjoying the arts and conducting business.

2017 Schedule of Events

10:00-11:30am  Art School of Columbia County projectThe GazeboChildren age 3 and up and families will learn how to draw or paint a self-portrait and can also take part in creating a fifteen-foot mural. Materials provided.
10L00am-4:00pmFire Truck and Fire Extinguisher DemonstrationsMorris MemorialBy Chatham Fire Department
10:30am -12:30pmLost in the WoodsYianni’s PorchA 4-piece recorder and string ensemble. The music is eclectic in style and will include a variety of musical periods and genres from around the world. Members include Beatrix Clarke (soprano recorder), Cathy Augello (alto recorder), Georgette Weir (tenor recorder), and Howard Pepperman (viola da gamba).
11:00am-4:00pm Activities CornerMorris MemorialKids of all ages are invited to participate in a wide variety of crafts and activities.
11:00am-5:00pmLocal Vocals
Second Space, 29 Main Street, #2AGroup singing and open mic for soloists and poets, hosted by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga. Sign up for Open Mic on her website.
11:30am Jim SnackChatham Brewing Main StageRenowned magician and master of sleight-of-hand
Noon-3:00pm Open MikeThe GazeboHosted by Richard Green, of the popular Open Mic at the People’s Pub. A sound system, microphones, and guitar amps will be provided (sorry – no drum sets, hand percussion is OK). While there will be a few 15 minute slots for those who sign-up on the day, advance registration is appreciated. To sign up and book a specific time, call Richard Green at 518.225.2983 or email him at ten.t1512957909niopr1512957909iaf@n1512957909eerGd1512957909rahci1512957909R 1512957909.
Noon-6:00pmWine tastingChatham Wine and Liquor
12:30pmBig Head ParadeBegins at the Morris Memorial and goes down Main StreetThis uniquely Chatham event features a parade of individuals wearing giant handmade papier-mâché heads that cover most of their body. In addition to the heads will be adults and kids in festive costume, musicians, floats and other surprises. All are welcome to march or watch.

12:30-1:00pmThe Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT)
The Crandell TheatreA reworking of the classic children’s tale “The Pied Piper” performed by The Columbia County Youth Theatre, directed by Edgar Acevedo.
12:45-2:45pmHudson BuskYianni's porchA loosely based group of performers whose goal is to make you SMILE, tap your toes, and sing along.
1:00pmMac-Haydn TheaterChatham Brewing Main Stage
1:30-2:30pm Create a character with Jackie Rogers, a NY Times Best Seller Illustrator.Chatham BookstoreFor ages 5 and up, parents accompanying please.
2:00pmChatham’s Payne AME Church Choir and Rory BlockChatham Brewing Main Stage
The ReverberatorsChatham Brewing Main Stage
4:00pmStoneflysChatham Brewing Main Stage
6:00pmBad MothersChatham Brewing Main Stage
8:00pmBrian LaPoint and the JointsChatham Brewing Main Stage

FOOD: Restaurants and Food Trucks

American Pie A La Mode
Ben Gable Savories
*Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Blue Plate Restaurant
*Chatham Brewing
*Chatham Grill
New Bagel Shop
Our Daily Bread Gluten-Free Bakery
Pizza Den
66 Eatzzeria
The Chuck Wagon
*The People’s Pub
Mr. Ding-A-Ling Ice Cream
The Taste Box
Yummy Kitchen

Visiting Businesses & Organizations

All Fired Up, handmade jewelry
Antiques At Seven Oaks, pillows and select vintage items
Apex Solar Power, solar energy equipment supplier and installer
Art School of Columbia County, nurturing creativity and community through the visual arts
Avon Avon products. Gift raffle basket. Brochures and samples.
Ballast Concrete & Company
Bath Fitter, bathroom remodeling
Barley Farms, online magazine
*BuildPay, LLC, providing literature to introduce people to BuildPay Services.
*Camphill Ghent, a residential and care community for elders
Chatham Democrats
Chatham Village Historical Society, Chatham Village related items: maps, books, ornaments tote bags, post cards
Chatham Kids Club, craft activity for kids and selling snowcones
Chatham MED PTA, signups and info, craft activity for kids and selling spiritwear
Chatham Public Library
Chatham Republicans
Claudia Kingsley, vintage and misc jewelry, clothing, pottery, baskets
Columbia Greene Humane Society, handmade crafts
Columbia-Greene Media
Columbia Pathways to Recovery
Counter Balance, handcrafted cutting boards, display center pieces
Culligan Water, water treatment and testing, drinking water systems
*Davistudio Fine Porcelain
Dandelion Energy, home geothermal systems providing renewable heating, cooling, hot water
Designs with Desi, jewelry and handcrafted aprons
Dontam Equine Treasures, wildlife, horse and pet themed items
From the Forest Floor, turned wood objects from harvested fallen trees
Friends of the Tracy, beer steins and ornaments
Ghent Blacksmith, iron work and homemade maple products
Ghent Democrats
Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, rail trail Info
Heritage Artisans -handmade baskets, woolen items, soap-spinning, knitting and basket-making demonstrations
HOP20, Hop infused soda
House of Dolls, dolls
Indivisible Chatham New York
J & C Antiques, pottery, antique china and porcelain, crystal and framed art
Kastania Olive Oil LLC, olive oil and more
Maple Leaf Sugaring, LLC
Mohawk River Press, books
Mountain Road School
MVP Health Care, health insurance
Northern Columbia County Rotary Club
October Design Co., up-cycled lighting and décor
Party for Uganda
Pat Rotondo Jewelry
Pereen Jewelry, handmade jewelry by Krystina Didio
Pinnacle Trail Design and Construction Design, construction and maintenance of trails
Pure Bliss Jewelry and Accessories
Racing 4 Colon Cancer
Randy Ezinga, hand turned wooden bowls
Root and Tuber Works, hand-dipped beeswax candles
Rustic Woodcraft, rustic furniture and arbor made from Columbia County Red Cedar
S. Flavin Designs, jewelry
Singerman & Post, jewelry
Sundog Solar, solar info
Tastefully Simple, dips and sauces
TechLoops, eyeglass holders
The Chatham Synagogue
The Peach Tree, jewelry
Tom Kenny, wooden bowls
Tooln’ Around, bird houses
Trustco Bank
Women’s Peace Collection, fair trade jewelry, scarves, bags, toys, baskets
Xanadu Fine Minerals, LLC, rocks, minerals, crystals, handmade stone and silver jewelry
Zonta Club, professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy

*Indicates a member of Chatham Area Business and Arts

Chatham Summerfest logo
Call for Vendors

Plans for Summerfest 2017 are underway and CABA is looking for Vendors and Entertainment for the event. If you would like to participate please download the vendor application or email gro.s1512957909tradn1512957909assen1512957909isuba1512957909erama1512957909htahc1512957909@stne1512957909ve1512957909 with questions.

Thank you to our sponsors

MetzWood Insurance logo
Kinderhook Bank logo
BuildPay logo
Trustco Bank logo
Berkshire Bank logo
Columbia County Tourism logo
Columbia-Greene Media

Special thanks to these contributing businesses:

American Pie
Beach & Bartolo Realtors
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Boxwood Linen
Chatham Bookstore
Chatham Brewery
Chatham Flowers
Chatham Grill
Chatham Wine & Liquor
Columbia County Agricultural Society
Columbia Land Conservancy
Countryside Dental
French, Gifford, Preitor & Blasl Funeral Home
Inn At Silver Maple Farm
R.H. Van Alstyne Jewelry
Somethins Gotta Give
Stone House Properties
The Warm Ewe
The Kinderhook Group
The People’s Pub
Thompson Giroux Gallery
Victoria Dinardo
Willow & Oak

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