NEIGH, HE HAW, QUACK, CLUCK, CHIRP, AND MORE!
FARM ANIMAL DAY at the SAUGERTIES FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Hear squeaks, squawks, clucks and quacks as well as touch, feed, ride, and talk to the animals brought to the Saugerties Farmers Market on Farm Animal Day, Saturday, September 1 from 10 am to 2 pm at 115 Main Street in Saugerties. The parade of farm animals from big to small includes draft horses, huarizos (half llama and half alpaca) and goats to bunnies, chicks, and guinea pigs. See chinchillas, bees at work, a miniature donkey, and other surprises. The day will be filled with fun, feathers, and fur and best of all it’s FREE!
Take free pony rides from 11 am – 2 pm on one of Stone Haven Stables’ gentle ponies. Local artist, Anita Barbour, will be at the Art Corner tent to help kids use farm animal stamps or their own drawings to decorate shopping bags. Have a fanciful face painting done by Shanti Payne or Rachel Staby. Relax and hear music brought to you by NY Blues Hall of Fame Singer-Guitarist Elly Wininger. Inspect and climb on the antique tractors that will be on site from the Vintage Tractor Club. Enjoy free animal ginger cookies generously provided by the Hudson Valley Dessert Company.
Participating Saugerties farmers are Tammy Drost of Michael’s Farm with a cavalcade of barnyard animals, Ray Mayone with his draft horses as well as the Stabys with their bee hive. Lunch will be available (tacos, arepas, quesadillas, crepes, galettes, tomato cheese quiche, coffee and more) at the café tables under market umbrellas or to take home.
Parking for the market day will be provided at the St. Mary’s School parking lot on Cedar Street, one block from the market. There will be limited parking on the market lot that day in order to make room for the animals.
The torrential rain date for Farm Animal Day is the following Saturday, September 8. Check the website for updated information,www.SaugertiesFarmersMarket.com.