Vendors will be selling hand-crafted wares, jewelry, original art, rustica, ice cream, wine and more. There will be a beer tasting garden featuring local brews from High Peaks Brewery and local food vendors, including the Fat River Foods Truck. Kids activities will include games and a visit of a Long Lake Fire Truck.
Solo artists and groups will perform throughout the day. Musicians include Bob Gibson performing Irish Folk Songs, country and more, Babbie LeBlanc of Reflections, Buffalo Icon, Yod Crewsy of the Splat Cats, Jacklords and Dark Marbles, Phil Mosher playing classic rock hits, the Adirondack Gypsies, a minstrel group from Newcomb, and Alex Smith, currently on tour promoting his new album, Close to Home.
The festival will be raising funds for Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund through the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. This fund helps cancer patients with out-of-pocket expenses including gas cards, co-pays, lodging assistance, pre-paid cell phone minutes and prescription co-payments. Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund was set-up in memory of Randall Favreau who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011.
Those interested in donating silent auction items are asked to mail items to OctoBEARFest c/o Hoss’s Country Corner, PO Box 247, Long Lake, NY 12847. Interested vendors are charged a $25 fee to directly benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund. Vendors are invited to contact Steph Hample for information about space at [email protected] or by calling (518) 624-3077.
The event will happen rain or shine. Vendors are invited to RSVP to Steph Hample at [email protected] (518) 624-3077 or to Jules at [email protected] or (800) 952-4677.
Photo: Rhiannon Sandiford, Mckenzi Keller on the Octo Bear provided.