Schedule of Events
Cannon Firing - John Deming - A pause to think of our freedom
11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.
Adirondack Owls and Raptors with Trish Marki
11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Roaming Bagpiper Christopher Layer, Colonial Garden
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides between Field Forest and Stream, Families First and Elizabethtown Social Center
Storytelling with Bill Smith, Karen Glass and Ben Raino, Pavilion
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Dorothy Jane Siver, Children’s Tent
Families First ”Old Time Apple Cider Pressing,” Families First Building
11:30 – 3:30
Super Nova Disc Dogs, Elizabethtown Social Center
Smokey Bear and Forest Ranger Rob, Back field
Christopher Layer and Eamon O’Leary, Pavilion
Bill Smith, Pavilion
Dorothy Jane Siver, Pavilion
Raffle Drawings and Contest Awards, Pavilion
The 23rd annual Field, Forest and Stream day will have help from its friends for the Sept. 24 event.
“We tried to incorporate more things for people to come and see,” said Caroline Thompson, director of the Arts Council for the northern Adirondacks. “We have suffered huge budget cuts, so we had an Elizabethtown Community Committee made up of the chamber and other organizations.”
Two of those organizations, Families First and the Elizabethtown Community Center, will be holding events in conjunction with the activities around the Adirondack History Center.
“Families First is now a partner with us, as is the Elizabethtown Social Center,” Thompson said. “Families First will have a cider press at their building and there will be a Frisbee Festival at the social center.”
To get people around between the sites, Thompson said that there will be a horse-drawn wagon ride that will take people from place to place.
Along with the new events, there will be plenty for the avid fan of Field, Forest and Stream days to do.
“We have all of these new things, but there will be a lot of the storytelling and performers that people have come to enjoy,” Thompson said. “We do have some different performers, but we also have Bill Smith, who has been here for all but one of the events.”
Smith is joined by storytellers Karen Glass and Ben Raino; 14-year old bluegrass fiddler Dorothy Jane Siver; and 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.
Thompson said that there will be plenty of vendors at the event, and that the organization had waived the vendor fee for those who may have been hit by the recent storms.
The 23rd annual Field, Forest and Stream day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Elizabethtown at the Adirondack History Center. 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.