There are some things that just go together. Abbott and Costello. Rhythm and blues. Beans and cornbread. Hobart and horseshoes. Back in the late 1700s, local lore tells, Hobart pioneer Foote More was the first in the nation to manufacture those square nails once used to keep the horses of America shod. Over 200 years later, Hobart's still celebrating the humble horseshoe with an annual festival, horseshoe tournament and fireworks. Bonus: Don't miss the Farm Machinery Art Project.
Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Hobart Community Center Park, Hobart, Delaware County.
It's true: Brooklyn does, indeed, rock the Catskills. Generally from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with a few leaf-peeping and skiing weekends thrown in for good measure. But on Saturday afternoon, NYC's rockingest borough will be showing Delaware County a little extra love, in the form of a five-band outdoor music lineup and pig roast at the Andes Hotel. On tap: The Hordanos, George Kilby Jr. and the Road Dogs, the Honest Mistakes, Zonder Kennedy, John Scapulla, and a goodly number of craft brews.
Saturday, 2pm - 6pm. The Andes Hotel, Andes, Delaware County.
The Delaware River is hard at work creating jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery for us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The least we can do is throw it a party now and then. Narrowsburg's RiverFest turns 20 this year, with a more-festive-than-ever lineup of street performers, musicians, artists, summery food, and, of course, a dog costume parade. Local art mavens: Be sure to be on time for the live poster auction at 12:30, where Jerry Malek will be banging his auctioneer's gavel on 60 posters created by local artists especially for the event.
Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Main Street, Narrowsburg, Sullivan County.
In an age when most music on the airwaves has gotten more corporate than Coca-Cola, you've got to hand it to Rosendale for keeping the spirit of real independent music alive and kicking. This year, the town's annual celebration of the local music scene will feature no less than 71 bands and five stages. With over twice as many bands as the original Woodstock Festival, there really is something here for everyone. Stroll through town and take in everything from singalongs with Story Laurie to the zombie-sex-punk stylings of Tiger Piss.
All day Saturday & Sunday. Main Street, Rosendale, Ulster County.
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