September 1, 2013

Whoop-De-Doo Family Celebration

A Day of Music, Fun & Folkways

folkways plural of folk·way Noun The traditional behavior or way of life of a particular community or group.

We at Blue Deer Center are excited to announce the return of the Whoop-de-doo, Sunday, September 1, 2013. The original Whoop-De-Doo was a very popular local festival that ran from 1969-1976. It was based in New Kingston, NY and originally entitled “a celebration of food, fun & folkways”. At that time, it was a three day event featuring Friday night square dancing, Saturday street fair and Sunday musical/theatrical performances. In it’s biggest year, 1976, it drew 4,000 people!

Since this is the first year of the return of the Whoop-De-Doo, we have condensed the event into a one day Family Celebration. In speaking to many local people, we have received a great deal of positive feedback and genuine excitement for the return of the Whoop-De-Doo.

Crafts • Food Vendors • Natural Chicken Bar-B-Que (3-6 pm)

Face Painting • Seed Exchange • Huichol Art Sales

Kids Art Project Table • Whoope-De-Doo History Display

Golden Eagle Project slide show all day with Michael Di Benedetto

Folkways Demonstrations: Leather Working, Water Dowsing, Stone Knapping, Yogurt Making, Alpaca Yarn Spinning, Beekeeping, Mushroom Growing, Candle & Soap Making, Stone Carving, Wool Felting

Details & Pricing

12:00 Greetings from Blue Deer Center Founder Eliot Cowan

12:30 Whoop-De-Doo history with Dr. William Birns

1:00 Pamela West (913 WIOX Radio & Unicorn Crossing)

2:45 Master Drummer Marcel Smith performing "Landscapes of the Bardo"

3:30 Family Drum Circle

4:15 Story Laurie (Neighbor to Neighbor Project & Grown in the Garden)

6:00 Catskill Mountain Boys (Bluegrass Performance & Square Dancing)



Children Free

Teens $5

Adults $10


Register & reserve your Chicken BBQ!


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