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Cherry Valley Biennial Kite Festival 2018

Cherry Valley Biennial Kite Festival 2018 (The Cherry Valley Summer Sculpture Trail occurs during the Kite Festival off year.)

 The festival has become a highly anticipated event on the Otsego County Fall Tourism Calendar, drawing over 1,500 attendees to the beautiful and historic village of Cherry Valley. Kite flyers, kite makers, and members of kite clubs from all over the Northeast and Canada will come for the entire weekend, filling the skies over Cherry Valley with kites of every size and description.

The opening event will be an amazing Indoor Kite-Fly on Friday at 7:00 PM. Some of the world's best indoor flyers, including former world champions, will enchant the audience with their gravity-defying display of grace, athleticism, and science. They will be preceded by a 6:00 PM kite-building workshop for people of all ages. The workshop is free. Admission to the fly is $4.00, but kids under 5 are free. Both events will be held in the Cherry Valley Community Center, 2 Genesee Street.

Saturday morning will begin with a 9:00 AM Children's Kite Building Workshop at the Community Center. There will be two workshops with varying degrees of difficulty based on age. Children will make kites that they can then bring up to the kite field where kite-flying lessons will be available. $5.00 admission includes all materials.

The main event, an all-day outdoor fly (10:00 AM -5:00 PM), takes place on Campbell Road, above 200-year old Glensfoot Farm, on a beautiful hillside overlooking the village and the entire Lindsey Patent Rural Historic District. Events will include day-long precision team kite flying by the Rev Riders, with their amazing aerial ballet performance set to music; and The Running of the Boys, a fun racing event for both kids and adults. Visitors can join the pro-flyers in the fighter-kite battles. In addition, there will be a candy drop, a giant kite tunnel, and -new this year - The Bubble Storm. The right side of the field is reserved for kite clubs who decorate their area with colorful flags, banners, tents, and kites. The left side of the field is given over to visitors for the flying of their own kites, including those made in the kite building workshops. Kite flying lessons will be available. Admission is $5.00 per person with parking included. Children under 10 are free.

A hay wagon will provide a stage for live music. Performers include Dick Solberg (The Sun Mountain Fiddler), Mike Feulner and Bob Millner. There will be vendors selling kites, crafts, local products, and many kinds of delicious food including tacos, barbecued chicken, garlic baked potatoes, pulled pork, homemade pies, and other goodies.

The festival will conclude on Sunday morning with a pancake breakfast open to all, from 7-11 AM at the Cherry Valley Firehouse on Railroad Avenue.

Visit our website: cvartworks.org

 P.S.  ...don't forget to join us next summer for the 2019 Sculpture Trail!

 

Once in Cherry Valley, NY - Follow the signs for parking. 13320 Cherry Valley , NY
Explore Cherry Valley
During the late 1700s, the small village of Cherry Valley was the gateway to America's Western Frontier.
Cherry Valley Biennial Kite Festival 2018
General Information:
44 Main Street, Cherry Valley, NY13320
Friday, September 21, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
See website for daily schedule details - Once in Cherry Valley, NY - Follow the signs for parking.
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