Octo-BEAR-fest Slated for Long Lake NY

Hoss’s Country Corner announces OctoBEARfest at Hoss’s Campground at 1142 Main Street, Long Lake, NY on October 3rd from 10am-4pm. This benefit festival will be raising funds for Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund through the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. This fund helps cancer patients with their out-of-pocket expenses including gas cards, co-pays, lodging assistance, pre-paid cell phone minutes and prescription co-payments. Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund was set-up in memory of Randall Favreau who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011.

Peter Vroman will perform starting at 2:30pm

Peter Vroman will perform starting at 2:30pm

A roster of talented musicians have stepped forward to donate their performance time from 10am until 4pm. Performances include a solo performance by Paul Roalsvig, known in the music world as Yod Crewsy. Originally from Buffalo, formerly of the Splat Cats, Jacklords and Dark Marbles, Yod will kick off the event with a mix of songs with something for everyone. The featured performance will kick off at 2:30pm by The Pete Vroman Band. Eric Granger and Placid Productions will be donating time and equipment to provide sound for the event.

Pete Vroman hails from Scotia and Newcomb, NY. Pete has an extensive musical resume including schooling at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, a member of the progressive rock band, Dream Theater and most recently a founding member of The Art of War.

Vroman looks forward to showcasing original material from his latest release of his CD of original music “Spring.” In addition to his originals the crowd will enjoy selections featuring songs from Tom Petty, Steve Miller, Little River Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and country music. Pete classifies his set as having an upbeat, feel good, vibey eclectic mix of fan favorites from the 70’s.

A beer and wine tent will be on site. Beverages have been donated by the vendors to be sold with the proceeds donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund. Special Thanks to Big Tupper Brewing, Saratoga Eagle and Otter Creek Wintery.

Vendors will be on site selling wares including jewelry, handcrafted wooden bowls, knives, and more. Silent auction items include antiques, original art work from local artisans, an incredibly cozy, warm blanket just in time for the cold winter months and more to be added including a cord of wood.

Antiques and book dealer Ted Comstock from Saranac Lake, will be exhibiting a selection of out-of-print Adirondack books, vintage photographs and a number of sporting items. Be sure to stop by and visit Ted. His collection of Adirondack artifacts are only part of the story as Ted himself has a wealth of knowledge about the history of the region and is well worth the stop.

Octo-BEAR-Fest will by at Hoss's Country Campground

Octo-BEAR-Fest will by at Hoss’s Country Campground

This festival atmosphere will offer plenty for the kids including face-painting, henna tattoos and a visit from the Long Lake Fire Department. Slated to be on site include a wine and beer tasting tent as well as local food vendors to showcase some of favorite local foodie selections including Chicken in a Cup, hard ice cream, Hot Dogs, Chili and more.

The Long Lake Fire Department will be on the site with one of their fire trucks so kids should be ready to get wet. Old Tyme ADK Photo booth will be set up and Sara Wojtowecz from the Northstar Sculptures and the touring Chainsaw Chix will be on hand carving her incredible wooden sculpture animals live!

This event will go on rain or shine, so don’t worry if it’s raining, there’s always a tent!
Food and drinks will be sold. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.

There is no admission to the event. Donations will be accepted at the gate. $20 will provide guests with a T-shirt and $5 ticket for the door prize.

Interested vendors are invited to participate for a fee of $25. All vending fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.

RSVP to Jules at hossscountrycorner@gmail.com or 800-952-4677

Sara Wojtowecz incredible wood carving artist will be at Octo-BEAR-Fest

Sara Wojtowecz incredible wood carving artist will be at Octo-BEAR-Fest

Sara Winter Carving

Long Lake