FOOD, FUN AND MUSIC IN HURLEYVILLE
by Kathleen Sullivan
Hurleyville is going to be a happening place this summer!
The liveliest little hamlet in the Catskills is hosting two summer festivals this year, and local businesses are hoping that each one will draw crowds of people to Main Street and beyond.
The two events will be held on Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, August 18 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and will feature food, music and fun activities for all ages.
Already scheduled for the events are food trucks from Health on Wheels, the Neversink General Store, La Ciogne, and others, all to be parked at the municipal parking lot on the east side of Main Street adjacent to the Pickled Owl restaurant. The east side parking lot will be closed for the festival and during set up. Public parking will be available in the large municipal lot on the opposite side of Main Street beyond the old railroad station.
Other scheduled attractions will include live music at the Pickled Owl from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and in the municipal parking lot from 4 until 7 p.m. There will be trivia, hosted by Arthur Aulisi at the Tango Café, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Hurleyville Methodist Church will offer summer crafts for children with “Messy Church” from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Yoga Space will be open from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and there will be a Scavenger Hunt for youngsters– complete with prizes– from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Morgan Outdoors will feature special discounted prices on all children’s books and local maps in the store.
And, of course, festivals are not complete without games and rides compliments of PartyMaster.
While at the festivals, visitors can enjoy exploring everything Main Street has to offer, including Casa Mia, Fiber on Main, Fortress Bikes, Gallery 222, La Salumina, Morgan Outdoors, The Hurleyville General Store, and the Sullivan County Museum.
The festivals are sponsored by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Bold Gold Media, Thompson Sanitation, and PartyMaster in collaboration with the community group, The Hurleyville Hub.
For more information about the summer festivals, visit catskills.com/hurleyvile or “Hello from Hurleyville on social media.