Whitney Point Fall Festival

16th Annual Whitney Point Fall Festival

Posted by  //  October 4, 2019  //  Festivals, News

The Whitney Point Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26th.  The planning committee is pleased to share this year’s entertainment line-up.  There is something for everyone. Check the schedule in the next edition of the Cortland Area Tribune or online at whitneypointfallfestival.org for times and venues so you don’t miss out!

The entertainment line-up includes a wide variety of performers.  Ron Cain, founder of Cain Magic Company, performs at libraries, schools, festivals, businesses and family parties throughout the state. Television viewers have enjoyed his work on the PBS show “Pappyland,” televised nationally on the Learning Channel, and “Saturday Showboat,” produced by NBC’s Syracuse affiliate. He belongs to the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, which inducted him into its Order of Merlin.  At noon he’ll present a magic show featuring amazing illusions, family friendly humor, and plenty of chances for audience participation. After the show he’ll share balloon art with festival attendees.  

James Baldwin creates amazing cut paper “snowflakes”.  His creations go beyond the typical paper snowflakes to themed kaleidoscopic works of art.  He’ll be available from 9:00 – 3:00 to create a special one just for you! JP Crangle, a caricature artist from the Syracuse area, will be on hand from 11:00 – 2:00 to do a caricature of you!  Randall Heisling-Cato is a singer/song leader who accompanies himself on a variety of instruments. He’ll be demonstrating his Limberjacks from 9:00 – 2:00. If you don’t know about Limberjacks you’ll want to stop by the Fall Festival to find out!   

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.   As you enjoy the Triangle Quilt Guild’s quilt display in the “little gym” you will be treated to two musical delights. Curt Osgood will be sharing his hammer dulcimer music from 9:30 – 11:30 and Meredith Kohn Bocek of The Harp Studio in Apalachin, New York, will play from 12:00 – 2:00.  Animal Adventure of Harpursville will be at the festival for 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.)  

Returning 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 2:00 in the TRA Auditorium is sure to delight the entire family.  

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.

In addition to these great entertainers the Fall Festival will include a craft and vendor fair and quilt exhibit.   There will many other activities, demonstrations, contests, and additional exhibits. There is sure to be something for everyone!      

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.

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