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2015 Annual Fall Family Festival

2014 Fall Festival Pumpkin

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join us for the

Annual Fall Family Festival
with Heritage of West Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown

When: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015, 12-5 pm, rain or shine!
Where: 131 Germonds Road at Germonds Park, West Nyack

Admission: $FREE

Showcasing the Historic Traphagen and Vanderbilt/Budke Houses

  • Enjoy Live Music by Fireball Mail, Raffles, Craft Demonstrations & more!  
  • Children’s Games and Crafts (Stencil Art, Writing with a Quill Pen and more) 
  • Hayride (12:30-3:30 pm)
  • Pony Rides (2-4 pm) and Petting Zoo by Nickel-O Farms, West Nyack
  • Pumpkin Picking, Decorating and Painting
  • Honey Bee presentation by Ron Breland
  • Lace Making Demonstration by Mayra Petretti - Metropolitan Chapter IOLI in north wing of Traphagen House
  • Pen Turning Workshop, Hudson Valley Wood Turners, for ages 12 and up (pre-registration is appreciated, please email:
  • Soap Making Demonstration by Wendy Lee MacDowell
  • Walking Tour - Vision of the Re-creation of Traphagen Farm by Rockland Farm Alliance at 2:00 pm. Meet at Vanderbilt/Budke House.
  • Food Vendors & Refreshments for Purchase
  • Free Mini Golf at adjacent Germonds Park (pick up ticket at Raffle Table) 

For an updated schedule of events, please go to

FREE parking at Germonds Park and an easy stroll on the sidewalk to the Traphagen and Vanderbilt/Budke Houses.

Clarkstown Mini Bus Shuttle will also be providing transportation to and from the properties.
We are very pleased to be co-sponsoring this festival with Heritage of West Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown.

To see photos from last year's festival, visit our FLICKR album of photos by HSRC Trustee Dorice Madronero, go to

2015 Fall Festival Flyer PDF


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