Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival Returns on October 15

An annual tradition, the Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15th, from 12-5pm at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon. Located on the Riverside of the Metro North Beacon Station), this rain or shine event is a fun, family friendly event along the shores of the Hudson River. Admission as always is free and the public is welcome to attend.

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Featured at the Pumpkin Festival are Hudson Valley pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, fresh-baked pumpkin pie served with homemade whipped cream, hot pumpkin soup, hot and cold apple cider and many more culinary delights available for purchase.

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With two solar powered music stages – including one dedicated for children – live music will be provided throughout the day from performers including Betty and the Baby Boomers, Lost Ryders of the Waywayonda, Lydia Adams Davis, Bindlestick Bill, Rick & Donna Nestler, Sarah Underhill and The Stockport Middleground, The Storycrafters, The Judith Tulloch Band, Sharleen Leahey and more. 

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Additionaly, numerous food and craft vendors will be on hand as well as environmental non-profits will feature displays of local Hudson River history and the environment including information about their organizations. The many free activities for children, in addition to the children’s stage, make this the perfect family event on the shores of the Hudson.

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Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, located on the majestic Hudson River, gives access to the Beacon Sloop Club’s boat, the Woody Guthrie, which will be taking guests on free sails from the Beacon Harbor, weather permitting. The public may sign up for an afternoon sail to relax and experience the beauty, power and grandeur of the Hudson.  Sign ups start at noon at the Beacon Sloop Club table.

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Earlier this year, the Beacon Sloop Club’s Corn Festival raised money for the public sailing program on the Woody Guthrie and other environmental education programs. The Sloop Club meets the first Friday of each month at the clubhouse in Beacon for a potluck dinner, business meeting and live music. The clubhouse is located on the banks of the Hudson River near the Metro-North train station, and all are always welcome.

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