Chatham Summerfest photo taken on Park Row

Chatham SummerFest 2016

SummerFest was held Saturday, July 9, 2016. It was a full day of food, sales and entertainment including artisan booths, food vendors, and not-for profits organizations sharing their message. There were performances and events on the Arts Spotlight Stage will included dance, music, theatre, and more.

SummerFest Events

On the Main Stage in the Parking Lot alongside Chatham Brewing

11am-Noon Magician Jim Snack
Renowned magician and master of sleight-of-hand Jim Snack will perform

1:00-2:00pm So Percussion
This internationally-acclaimed, Brooklyn-based, modern percussion quartet is a champion of innovation and curiosity. So Percussion produces original music, as well as collaborations. They are well known for using original and exotic instruments including the glockenspiel, bowed marimba, aluminum pipes and an amplified cactus.

2:00-2:15pm Mac-Haydn Theatre
Lead actors from the current production of “Chicago” will perform selected songs from the show. Caitlin Wilay as Roxie Hart, Bridget Elise Yingling as Velma Kelly, Aleesa Folds as Mama Morton and others.

2:30-3:30pm 2 Blue. Amy Ryan and Richard Green
This musical partnership melds together Amy’s country blues mojo and Richard’s urban blues and rock sensibilities.

3:30-4:30pm Rich Hallenbeck and Friends Music Jam
Classic rock.

On the “Kids Put Up a Show at Park Row” Stage next to the Morris

10am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm “Kids Put Up a Show at Park Row”
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in spontaneous theater fun including games, stand up kids comedy and more. Cristina Chudy and Emilia Teasdale will guide and encourage kids to perform short stories, providing lines, tips and plenty of props. No need to register or practice. Just come as you are and have fun. (Free face-painting with Kate Stigdon until noon.)

At the Gazebo

10am-2pm Community Mural Painting
The Art School of Columbia County will host a children’s mural painting. Stop by and add your touch to this giant collaborative mural. Supplies provided.

Other Events Throughout The Village

10:00am-5:00pm Shari Bauer-Mayorga and Friends
Singer Grace MacIntosh will offer up a bluesy set with piano, Lincoln Mayorga will play a set on the Second Space grand piano, Sheri and Lincoln Mayorga will offer up a two piano version of Cole Porter’s ballet music for “Within The Quota,” and guest speaker, Natasha Wozniak, will speak on her work with support efforts for victims of the Nepal earthquake. At Second Space, 29 Main Street Suite A. See their website for times.

Noon-12:30pm Big Head Parade
This 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. The parade kicks off from the Morris Memorial.

12:30-1:00pm “Three Billy Goats Gruff” in the Crandell Theatre
“Three Billy Goats Gruff” is a reworking of the classic children’s tale performed by The Columbia County Youth Theatre, directed by Edgar Acevedo, with musical arrangements by Paul Wyatt. This will be the first time that there has been a live performance on the Crandell Theatre stage since the early 1950s.

SummerFest Activities

Morris Memorial Ping Pong Tournament
Disc Golf
Face-painting and temporary tattoos
High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding mini horse

SummerFest Food Vendors

Adirondack Kettle Korn
Barley Farms LLC. – small batch shortbread
Chuck Wagon food truck
Kastania Greek Olive Oils
Maple Leaf Sugaring – maple cotton candy & products
Mr. Ding-a-Ling – ice cream
Nutty Spread/Archaea Organics
Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck
Taste of India
Tastefully Simple – mixes dips and sauces
The Cookie Jar – Barbara Henry and Lenore Packet

Artisans and others

Alan Foster Studio – original art
Antiques at Seven Oaks
As the Wheel Turns Pottery
Asia Luna – artisan bubble kits and natural bug spray
Audrey Reiter – jewelry
Barbara Eichen – jewelry
Barefoot Books -multicultural educational books, games and puzzles
Ca’s Classics – All natural beauty products
Conifer Kayaks – hand crafted kayaks and wave boards
DavisStudio Ceramics
Designs with Desi Jewelry
Diane Smook Photography
Double O Designs – artisan hand knit and sewn items
Duagwyn Goat Milk Soap
Etude Pottery
Fahari Totes – hand sewn items made from fabrics from africa
Handmade with Love – creative gifts
Helen Suter Jewelry
In Town Tees – t-shirts
J&C Antiques
Judy B’s Designs – jewelry
Kimba Ink – artisan birch bark paintings and collages
Lady and the Thread – hand sewn items
LeDra Designs – personalized birthstone jewelry
Liz Haman – pottery
Marveled Designs – molded concrete planters, fountains, outdoor benches
Naughty Bird designs – hand knits
October Design – up-cycled lighting and decor
Party for Uganda – handmade items from Uganda
Pat Rotondo Jewelry
Pink Zebra – fragrance for the home
Pure Bliss -jewelry
Rustic Woodcraft Furniture by Brad Weatherup
Scentsy – fragrances for the home
Singerman and Post Jewelry
Sonja Langdon – hand knits
The Peach Tree – jewelry
The Prudence Collection – jewelry
Thirty One Gifts org – products for the home
Tom Kenny – Wooden bowls
Toolin’ Around – birdhouses
Ulrike Grannis- artisan paper and paper products
Wake Robin Botanicals – cosmetics and skin care
Womens Peace Collection- handcrafted fair-trade items from South America
Wooley Spruce Farmstead – wool products
Young Living Essential oils – Tonya Schmidt
Youngique Skincare
Zonta Club – womens clothes


Jake Kuhnen the Blacksmith

Professional Services

Advanced Auto of Chatham – auto parts
ASA Network – internet services
Bath Fitters of Albany – bathroom re-modeling
Clover Reach Massage
Culligan Water – water treatment demo
Edward Jones – financial consulting
Team WIP Beachbody Coaches

SummerFest Organizations

Association of Chatham Democrats
Austerlitz Historical Society
Camphill Ghent
Chatham Central Alumni Assoc.
Chatham Children’s Garden
Columbia Green Comm. College
Chaham Historical Society
Columbia Greene Humane Society
Friends of the Tracy
Girls Scouts of Northeastern NY
Louis Payne Foundation. Payne Home
Northern Columbia Rotary
Our Community Cares
Spencertown Academy
The Chatham Synagogue
Town of Chatham Republican Committee
Tri Form Camphill

Chatham Summerfest logo

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