Organizers are ready for the 23rd anniversary of celebrating the harvest, hunt, and traditional North Country occupations and recreations.
The schedule of events is set for the 23rd annual Field, Forest and Stream Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Elizabethtown at the Adirondack History Center.
Performers at the day-long event will include storytellers Bill Smith, Karen Glass and Ben Raino; bluegrass fiddler Dorothy Jane Siver and her group; Christopher Layer and Eamon O’Leary doing traditional folk songs, as well as roaming throughout the day on the bagpipes.
Smokey Bear and Forest Ranger Rob will also be on hand, as well as the return of the interactive presentation, “Adirondack Owls and Raptor,” with Trish Marki.
For children, there will be activities at the History Center as well as at the Families First office at 196 Water St., including the 19th Annual “Old Time Apple Cider Pressing Event,” including arts, crafts, and games for kids and families and an old fashion crank press which makes the cider, that will be heated and served to those at the event.
Other activities include Bernard Duso’s horse-drawn wagon rides that will shuttle people between Families First and the Frisbee Festival, presented by the Elizabethtown Social Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The highlight of the tournament is the national award-winning Frisbee trick team, “Supernova Disc Dogs,” who will perform at noon.
The Community Tourney for ages 12 through adult starts at 9 a.m. The College Tourney for 18 and up starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Social Center at 873-6408 or email@example.com.
There will also be a vegetable contests; with winners for the “Biggest,” “Best,” and “Most Grotesque,” which will be judged by the volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners Program, along with a variety of craft demonstrations and vendors, plus great food. Special demonstrations include “Sheep to Shawl,” by the Adirondack Mountain Spinners, quilting with the Newcomb Mountain Quilters, maple sugaring, guideboat making, carving, a portable sawmill and more.
Throughout the day, tickets will be sold for the cover art of the annual 2011 Arts Directory created by Linda Smyth, “With Eagerness I Awake,” for $1 each. All proceeds from the Cover Art drawing will go towards producing the 2012 Cover Art Show and related exhibits. At 3:30 p.m., the winner will be announced for the Cover Art Prize.
The Adirondack History Center will be open, free of charge, during the festival for those interested in viewing the two new exhibits, including “Wild,” and ACNA’s Cover Art Show and Silent Auction.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60+, and free for those 15 and under.
Call the Arts Council for the Adirondacks at 962-8778 for more information or the exact events schedule.