The Annual Strawberry Festival by Beacon Sloop Club Returns in 2024

In Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, the Beacon Sloop Club holds its annual volunteer-run Strawberry Festival. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, June 9 from noon to 5 pm.

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The beloved Strawberry Festival brings the Beacon community together to protect and conserve the Hudson River. Music on two solar stages, one dedicated to children, entertains festival-goers throughout the day, accompanied by baked goods and desserts made from locally grown strawberries.

The Strawberry Festival’s 2024 music program includes the Beacon High School Student Chorus, Bindlestick Bill, David & Jacob Bernz, Eric Person Quartet, Jonathan Kruk, Judith Tulloch Band, Karen Brooks & Melissa Ortquist, Lydia Adams Davis, Rob May, Mighty Girl, Steve & Shirl Kaplan, Spook Handy, Ubaka Hill Drumsong Orchestra. Additionally, the event hosts free activities for children and families, such as clay modeling and pinch pot making. 

The time-honored community tradition goes back decades. Many guests who remember coming as children are now bringing their children to the festival, making it one of Beacon’s most special summer festivals. This year, visitors can enjoy free sails on the replica 19th Century ferry sloop, the Woody Guthrie on the first sailing day of the season.

Kids are invited to visit the Environmental Tent and learn about the Hudson River and the fascinating creatures that live in it, or to stop by the various craft activities that populate the grounds. Festival-goers can choose from an exciting lineup of vendors and artisans, including NGYcraftworks, known for their hardwood products for the kitchen and home. 

At the E-Tent, children and adults alike can find information about the ecology of the Hudson River and its extensive watershed. Younger children can enjoy coloring pages of a Hudson River Creature Activity Book, made by the NYS Dept. of Health. Clearwaters Tideline Program Director, Eli Schloss will also speak on boating navigation and basic compass techniques at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Strawberry Festival 2022

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