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2019 Fall Family Festival

2019-10-20 Fall Festival Logo
October is Rockland History Month
The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to the

7th Annual Fall Family Festival
with Heritage of West Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 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

We are very pleased to be co-sponsoring this festival with Heritage of West Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown.

Join the Revolution, the glorious cause! See how militia men and camp followers 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!
  • NEW—Scavenger Hunt
  • NEW—Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations
  • Horse Drawn Hayride (12:30-3:30 pm)
  • Petting Zoo by Nickel-O Farms
  • Tour the Budke House and see the long awaited first phase of the restoration
  • Pumpkin Picking, Decorating and Painting
  • Sheep Shearing by Fred Depaul. Demos on the history of sheep shearing
  • Children’s Games, Crafts and Storytime by The Hausner Family. Hear the Witch of West Nyack Story.
  • Lace Making Demonstration by Mayra Petretti—Metropolitan Chapter IOLI
  • Pen Turning Workshop, Hudson Valley Wood Turners, for ages 12 and up (pre-registration appreciated)
  • West Nyack Fire Department and local Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops

Enjoy, Music, Raffles, Craft Vendors and Demonstrations, Free Mini-Golf & 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 Historic Vanderbilt/Traphagen and Tallman/Budke Houses. Mini Bus Shuttle will also be providing transportation to and from the properties.

To see photos from last year's festival, visit our FLICKR album of photos at[email protected]/albums/72157697494360980.

2019 Fall Festival Flyer


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