Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the 2016 Harvest Hoedown and helped make the event such a success! We can’t thank you enough and are already looking forward to the next Harvest Hoedown in 2017!
The RVGA Harvest Hoedown is the Harvest Event of the Season in the heart of the Rondout Valley! This year’s event — RVGA’s 14th annual celebration of local food, local farming and community — was held on Saturday, September 24th at Marbletown Park on Tongore Road. We honored Rondout Valley’s elder farmers and celebrated our agricultural heritage. Some of the many festivities included our delicious local food farm-to-table feast prepared by talented local chefs, the new “Slaw Off” contest, a special dessert bake sale, wine and local beer, local cider, an Edible Cornucopia, the 4th running of the Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin and face painting, and much more!
We enjoyed live music all afternoon and evening by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters, a singalong with farmer & musician Creek Iversen, singer-songwriter Kelleigh MacKenzie reprising her songs from Unsung Heroes, topped off with square dancing to The Shoestring Band with caller-fiddler Liz Slade!
Thank you to all the local growers, businesses and bakers who provided food, drink, hay, tractors and more! Thanks to the Town of Marbletown and its staff for their support enabling us to hold our event at this beautiful town park! And thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! Without your talent and energy, we would not have had such an amazing event, and we hope you will decide to volunteer with us again. Deep gratitude from all of us at Rondout Valley Growers!!!
Here are some of the many excellent pictures taken during the Harvest Hoedown. (Look for more soon in our Gallery and on Facebook.)
A big thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!
And more of our wonderful sponsors…
Binnewater Ice Company
Country Wisdom News
Jeffrey Serouya, Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty LTD
Johnny on the Spot
Lifebridge Foundation, Inc.
Rondout Savings Bank
Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits
Upstate Events Catering