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)
Register & reserve your Chicken BBQ!