Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Waterford Cultural Festival

The Waterford Museum invites you to come celebrate America’s roots at The Waterford Cultural Festival and free concert featuring Hair of the Dog on August 4, 12pm- 9pm, at the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center, the entrance to the historic Erie Canal. This day-long music and arts festival celebrates the ethnic heritage of the people of Waterford and the surrounding communities.

There will be two performance areas with ethnic music and dancers, a kids zone, a craft fair, walking tour along the old Champlain Canal, bus tour of the Waterford Flight, history and genealogy lectures featuring Irish, Italian Franco-American heritage and the Dutch Replica Ship “Onrust” will be open for tours. There will also be a tug of war competition. Check our website blog for the latest news and for a complete list of performers.

The Museum will also be holding a fund raiser aboard the “Caldwelle Belle” featuring craft beers by Olde Burnside Brewing Company from Hartford, Ct. The tasting event cost is $20 per person for three award winning Scottish inspired beers and features live performances by The Boys of Wexford. Come join us from 3pm to 10pm and enjoy the festival from the best view on the waterfront!

The fun filled day will be capped with a free concert by Hair of the Dog – the Capital Districts #1 Irish rock band. The band will perform aboard the Grand Erie, the flagship of the New York State Canal System. This event is made possible by the generous support of our major sponsors: Momentive Performance Materials ™, Mohawk and The Town and Village of Waterford.

If we have rain the event will be moved to the Waterford Halfmoon School –Middletown RD

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