Pickin’ in the Street is Saturday in Penn Yan

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Pickin' in the Streets festival also features live music by several groups.

The second annual Pickin’ in the Street Festival will be held on Main St, in Penn Yan on Saturday, Aug.18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event celebrates a passion for great local music, delicious local food, and this wonderful summertime area by spotlighting our amazing local farm bounty and our wealth of local musical talent.

The community will be treated to a  banquet of fresh local organic Angus burgers, organic pulled pork, fresh corn-on-the cob, cookies, salads, and deserts, prepared by your neighbors and friends.  

Spotted Duck ice cream, available only at the Pennsylvania Yankee Mercantile is sure to be a popular item.  This ice cream is made “from scratch” from fresh local ingredients, churned by a 100-year-old, hit-n-miss engine, and available in several lusciously decadent flavors like Strawberry Rhubarb, Wicked Chocolate, and Blackberry Creme, a heavenly combination of local organic blackberries and white chocolate.

Family-friendly bluegrass, country, folk and traditional music will entertain all day.  Local bands include “just us,” “The Sugarlumps,” and the ever popular “Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads.”  Old and young will enjoy contra-dancing to the lively music of “No’Shanigans” and caller Ted Crane.

Additional entertainment will include apple bobbing, face painting, food and farm vendors, special children’s events, craft demonstrations, and a Back Yard Dish contest, made from local ingredients. Prizes will be given to entries with the most backyard ingredients, best taste and best presentation.

The Farmers Market will feature farmers and produce from the Penn Yan, Branchport,Dundee and Prattsburgh farmers markets.  Sponsors of this festival include Cam’s Pizzeria, Lakeview Organic Grain, Lyons National Bank, La Cocina Mexican Grill, the Colonial Motel, Long’s Cards and Books, and Lewis Farm.

“It is so exciting to celebrate the bounty and talent from our local farms and musicians” says festival organizer Elizabeth Hoover, “this year’s Pickin’ in the Street Festival will benefit the community and promises to be lots of fun!”

Fresh, locally grown produce is featured at the Pickin' In the Streets festival on Saturday in Penn Yan.