Past Events

2018 Fall Family Festival

2018 Fall Festival Storytelling
October is Rockland History Month


The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to the

6th Annual Fall Family Festival
with Heritage of West Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12-4 pm, rain or shine!
Where: 131 Germonds Road, adjacent to Germonds Park, West Nyack
Admission: $FREE

Showcasing the Historic Traphagen and Vanderbilt/Budke Houses

Join the Revolution, the Glorious Cause! See how Militia men and women of the American Revolutionary War lived in the 1770s. Heard's Brigade of the New Jersey Militia is seeking visitors to cheer on our encampment of 18th century tents, open-fire pit cooking, militia drills, musket firing and other living history demonstrations. Maybe we will come upon the British and those Loyalists!

Other festival activities include:
  • Horse Drawn Hayride (12:30-3:30 pm)
  • Pumpkin Picking, Decorating and Painting
  • Lavram the Great—Colonial Conjurer Magic Show
  • Northern River Colonial Dancers, Historic Dance Troupe. English country dances from the late 17th through early 19th centuries
  • Sheep Shearing by Fred Depaul. Demos on the history of sheep shearing
  • Children’s Games, Crafts and Storytime by the Hausner Family. Hear the story of the "Witch of West Nyack"
  • Lace Making Demonstration by Mayra Petretti—Metropolitan Chapter IOLI
  • Pen Turning Workshop, Hudson Valley Wood Turners, for ages 12 and up (pre-registration appreciated)

Enjoy, Music, Raffles, Food, Craft Vendors and Demonstrations, Free Mini-Golf and More! Food Vendors and Refreshments for Purchase

For an updated schedule of events, please go to or visit us on Facebook

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 at[email protected]/albums/72157688228912024.


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