Artisans, musicians and performers invited to fall festival

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    Sugar Loaf-The Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce is still accepting applications for its 32nd annual Fall Festival. Held over Columbus Day Weekend, this event attracts between 10,000 to 15,000 visitors. Admission for the public is free. Artisans, food vendors, musicians, and other entertainers who wish to participate should send a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SLCOC, Fall Festival Application, P.O. Box 125, Sugar Loaf, N.Y. 10981. Indicate which application is needed, or print an application from the chamber's website at This year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 9, 10, and 11, rain or shine. The hamlet of Sugar Loaf is a community of working craftspeople and artists nestled under Sugar Loaf Mountain. It is home to more than 50 independent business men and women, many of them living and working in historic, original barns and buildings, some dating back to the 1700s. A photographer, leatherworker, soapmaker, jewelers, watercolorist, pillow maker, sign makers, flower arrangers, potter, candlemaker, furniture maker, stained glass artist, picture framer, fabric crafter, and woodworkers, are among the artists and craftspeople living in the hamlet. Also included are two restaurants, coffee and dessert shops, gift shops, clothing stores, graphic artists, a bed and breakfast, a realtor, a reading center, a beauty salon, and an auction house. For more information about the festival or the Sugar Loaf Art and Craft Community, call the chamber at 469-9181 or e-mail