RVGA's 16th Annual Harvest Hoedown 2023

October 14, 2023 @ 1:00PM — 6:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Marbletown Town Park (aka Tongore Park): 350 Tongore Road Stone Ridge, NY 12484 Get Directions

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Join Us at This Time-Honored, Family Fun Event!

The Harvest Hoedown is back for its 16th year! We invite you to celebrate local agriculture and the harvest season with us. There will be local food and drinks, live music, dancing, a pie baking contest, activities for the kids, a 50/50 raffle, and more.

  • Live music for the square dance will be performed by area favorites, Mike + Ruthy & Friends. Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a harmony duo with a celebrated catalog of traditional and original songs. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, this dancing is guaranteed to be great fun, even for the kids! Mike + Ruthy tour internationally as a family band and with their seminal folk rock outfit The Mammals, and produce a semi-annual folk festival in the Hudson Valley called The Hoot.

  • To complete the musical experience, the Caller will be Megan Downes, who grew up dancing in New York City's traditional Irish music community before moving south to work with one of the best bluegrass bands in the country. She's now the the Artistic Director of New York's City Stompers, calling squares and teaching old-time flatfooting.

  • Kids will have a great time with activities, including face painting and pumpkin decorating, and Storyteller Matoaka Little Eagle will share Indigenous Tales of Harvest Time.
  • We'll have classic, locally-sourced Hoedown foods and drinks, so bring your appetite.
  • Our Pie Baking Contest is open to bakers of all ages! Whether you're an experienced baker or a beginner, or you prefer the classics or new spins on flavor combinations, you're welcome to enter. Click here to read the contest entry rules - they're simple and it's sure to be a fun contest!

The Day's Schedule:

  • 1 PM: The Harvest Hoedown begins!
  • 1 - 6 PM: Activities taking place all day
    • Kids crafts and fun
    • 50/50 raffle - $5 per ticket or $20 for an arm-length
    • Bake sale
    • RVGA merchandise sale
  • 1:30 PM: Storyteller
  • 2 PM: Supper served (until 5 PM)
    • Pie contest drop-offs (you can drop off between 1 - 2 PM if you arrive early)
  • 2:30 - 2:45 PM: Country line dancing
  • 2:30 PM: Pie contest judging
  • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: Musical duo
  • 4 PM: RVGA presentation
  • 4:15 - 5:45 PM: Mike + Ruthy band, Caller Megan Downes, and square dancing for all ages
  • 6 PM: Thank you and good night

Supper Menu: (this is included in your ticket price)

  • Grilled chicken
  • Local dogs
  • Vegan sausages
  • Potato salad
  • Mac 'n cheese
  • Mixed local greens

Cash Bar:

Beer from Arrowood Farms and wine from La Fermentora

Bake Sale:

We'll have a variety of sweets

Let us know you're coming! Although we'll have tickets available at the door on the day of the Hoedown, we encourage you to purchase yours online, which will help us ensure the correct quantities for food and drinks.

We rely on help from volunteers to join us in making the Hoedown a wonderful experience for everyone. If you would like to donate some of your time, you'll be given a complimentary ticket for this event so you can enjoy the fun when you're off-shift. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.

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*This event is rain-or-shine and tickets are non-refundable.

**As much as we all love dogs, only service animals are permitted at this event. Thank you for leaving your dogs at home.

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