Whitney Point Fall Festival

Fall Festival Entertainment Sure to Please

Posted by  //  October 8, 2016  //  Festivals, News

The Whitney Point Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 22nd.  The planning committee is pleased to share this year’s entertainment line-up.  There is something for everyone. Check the schedule in this paper and on whitneypointfallfestival.org for times and venues so you don’t miss out!

New to the festival this year is Doug Rougeux.  Rougeux, better known as ” The Bubble Man”, takes bubble making to an entirely new level.  He uses wands, straws, his bare hands, and his “Super-Duper Bubble Hoop” to create bubbles.  He can make kissing bubbles, attacking bubbles, tight-rope walking bubbles, spaceship bubbles, popcorn bubbles, bubble chains, and bubbles dancing to music.  He can even make a bubble with a person inside.  Rougeux  uses  elements  of  clowning,  mime, slapstick, juggling, and magic to enhance his bubblery.   Rouguex will be at this year’s festival with a bubble exploration and play area in the TRA cafeteria.  He will also delight audiences with two special performances at 10:30 and 12:30.  Sure to be fun for the whole family!

Also new to the entertainment line-up this year is comedy ventriloquist and puppet master, Sylvia Fletcher.  She has been performing professionally for about 15 years, bringing her act to theaters, resorts, schools, fairs, corporations, cruise ships, and other venues to the delight of the young and young at heart. Sylvia tours throughout the world with the Magic Trunk, a well traveled box inhabited by a bunch of quick-witted puppets and inanimate objects that she comically brings to life.  She will dazzle you with her amazing talent, lively unforgettable characters, and voice illusions.  Sylvia’s show at 1:00 in the TRA Auditorium is sure to delight the entire family.

This year’s Fall Festival entertainment will also include some returning favorites.  Kevin LaDue of LaDue Music Company, Whitney Point, will share acoustic guitar music and vocals in the TRA gymnasium as part of the Craft Fair from 10:30 – 11:30.  Meredith Kohn Bocek of The Harp Studio in Apalachin, New York, will play in the “little” gym as part of the Triangle Quilt Guild quilt display from 11:30 – 1:30.  Animal Adventure of Harpursville will be at the festival for an expanded time this year from 10:00 – 1:00.  Animal Adventure will bring a variety of reptiles, invertebrates, small animals, and exotics.  They provide hands-on educational animal facts and fun.  (Animal Adventure is sponsored by Levene, , Gouldin, and Thompson, LLP.)  The Stoutmen will be performing at Sparky’s Pub and Grill at the Oakland Hotel from 5:00 – 8:00.  Their strong, straightforward singing of traditional songs is in the style of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Dubliners, and Wolf Tones.  They present a great mix of powerful rebel songs, jovial drinking songs, toe-tapping reels and beautiful Irish ballads.

The planning committee encourages you to take advantage of these great free entertainment opportunities and to enjoy other Fall Festival events. Please note that there is no admission fee for any Fall Festival event.

This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

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