Unique Summer Festivals 2024

Delaware County is home to many unique festivals you will not find anywhere else. There is extraordinary talent in the Great Western Catskills and many vibrant traditions that are showcased through festivals and events all summer long. From the Deposit Lumberjack Festival to the Honest Brook Music Festival featuring world class musicians in a converted dairy barn, there is something for everyone no matter your taste. 

 

Photo courtesy of Stagecoach Run Art Festival

 

The Hobart Festival of Women Writers has garnered a growing crowd since 2013. This festival, taking place June 7th-9th in the small Hobart Book Village, welcomes all genders to attend yet highlights the skill and craft of women writers from around the country. This three day festival offers workshops, writing intensives, art shows, and readings from the nation’s most talented writers of television, poetry, novels, and more.

The Stagecoach Run Art Festival is a free, self-guided open studio and gallery tour of some of the area’s best artists, performers, and makers.  The Festival is July 6th & 7th. Stagecoach Run Art Festival encourages attendees to regularly check the website for updates on demonstrations, performances and other happenings.

 

Photo courtesy of Roxbury Arts Group

 

The Honest Brook Music Festival kicks off its 35th season on Saturday, July 13th. This festival showcases high caliber musicians in a beautiful bucolic setting.  Where else can you see performers who graced the stage of Carnegie Hall the night before while now seated in a renovated dairy barn along a small country road? 

Roxbury Arts Group is hosting the Headwaters Music + Arts Festival on Saturday, July 20th. This free celebration of music and community, welcomes artists to perform on front porches and lawns along Stamford’s Main Street for a free-flowing audience. 

 

Photos courtesy of the Deposit Lumberjack Festival

 

The Deposit Lumberjack Festival, which takes place every third weekend of July, is now in its 48th year. This July 19th- July 21st, come experience the festival that has been gathering growing crowds for nearly half a century. The festival offers impressive lumberjack competitions, a huge vendor market, a car show, live music multiple times a day, a raft race, fireworks, a lumberjack parade, tractor pulls, and so much more. 

Local artists and galleries will open their doors to the public during the weekend of July 26th- 28th, 2024, for the AMR Artist Open Studios Tour. The tour extends a unique invitation to residents and visitors in Delaware County to meet painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and mixed-media artists where they create their work. 

July 27th will be the amazing Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival. This festival offers a day of yoga, meditation, workshops, hikes, plant walks, shopping in the vendor village, and delicious food all while atop the gorgeous Plattekill Mountain. This festival offers a unique opportunity to do yoga with  a stunning and vast view.

 

Courtesy of the Catskill Yoga Festival

 

Hobart Festival of Women Writers   June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

Stagecoach Run Art Festival   July 6 & 7, 2024

Honest Brook Music Festival   July 13 & 20, August 4 & 11, 2024

The Deposit Lumberjack Festival   July 19-21, 2024

AMR Open Studios Tour   July 26, 27 & 28, 2024

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival   July 27, 2024

Headwaters Music + Arts Festival   July 20, 2024