COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

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Jeffersonville Founder’s Day Oktoberfest is a two day celebration of Jeffersonville’s German and Swiss Heritage. It is held Columbus Day weekend, this year October 8th & 9th. Picture Main Street Jeffersonville decorated and packed with artisan vendors. Live music all weekend and delicious German and Swiss food and treats served at all 6 Main Street restaurants. Each restaurant offering outdoor seating and service so you won’t miss any of the action. As if that isn’t incentive enough, the two days are jam packed with some of the most entertaining events you could find!

October 8th kicks off with our BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Race. Hilarity is bound to ensue when each team takes it’s mark at the starting line in the Mill Pond. The themed boats are very impressive on land but… will they float?… which one will win? Meet us by the Mill Pond to join in the fun, or better yet, bring your own handmade boat! Some competitors will even grow their own giant pumpkin to hollow out and race in! The competition doesn’t end there.

October 9th opens with other contests and the Grand Parade at 1pm, the Grand Marshal’s include some Jeffersonville’s Founding Families, the Sullivan West Pre-K and K Students Bike, Tric and Scooter their way down Main Street. The Elementary kids paint the town a rainbow of colors in a vibrant Color March, several Sullivan County Fire Departments, floats and bed races.

Be sure to stick around for one of the most beautiful events, the grand finale Lantern Release Sunday evening.

Throughout the both days there are tons of activities for families & children. Shop our unique artisan vendors, get your fill of German and Swiss Fare or choose from the many ongoing activities including horse and carriage rides, pony rides, bungee trampolines, games & prizes, face painting, inflatables, hair ribbon braiding, alpacas & felting projects, arts & crafts, live music, photo stations, great food and drinks and so much more!

The Oktoberfest Celebration is not to be missed!  For more information about Jeffersonville Founder’s Day Oktoberfest, to sign up for any of the contests, to become a vendor, to volunteer, to enter a float in the parade or to ask questions please email us JeffFoundersDay@gmail.com, call us at 845-482-5688 or visit our Facebook page, Jeffersonville’s Founder’s Day Oktoberfest.

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VENDORS – 11-5pm – Oct. 8 & 9, 2016

Seeking quality vendors, artisan/handmade goods, German items/crafts, food, antiques, etc., for one of both days during Oktoberfest. EXCEPTING VENDORS THRU OCTOBER 6!

Oktoberfest Vendor Form }

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 – – – ACTIVITIES & VENDORS – – – –

{ Buck Brook Alpacas }

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{ Face Painting }

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{ Games & Prizes }

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{ Jack O Lantern Sand Art }

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{ Anne Coleman Photography }

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{ Light Curves Glass }

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{ Deihls Homestead Farm }

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{ Lady Willow Tarot Card Readings }

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{ Horse & Carriage Rides }

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{ Pony Rides }

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{ 4 Way Bungee Trampoline }

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{ 25′ Rock Climbing Wall }

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{ The Red Door Consignment Shoppe }

A Huge Selection of 75% off Mens and Women’s clothing and Accessories.

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{ The Rustic Cottage }

End of Season Outdoor Sale in the Parking Lot

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{ Jeff Junction }

Pop up Shop outside on Main Street

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{ Catskill Ceramics }

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{ Heirloom Marketplace Auction }

Saturday evening at 6pm – you never know what you will find!

 – – – SATURDAY SPECIAL EVENTS – – –

BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Race

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One hilarious event!
Join in on the fun!!

BYOB (Build Your Own Boat)

1:00pm – Race down Mill Pond.

Registration starts at noon in Village of Jeffersonville’s “Backyard Park”

RULES FOR BUILDING YOUR BOAT (BYOB): The boat & oars must be handmade: The boat must be human powered, The boat must have TWO (2) riders, The boat must have 50lbs of pumpkins aboard…. The rest is up to you! Be creative, decorate your boat, wear a costume, most importantly….. HAVE FUN!

 { Registration Form }

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Frankfurter Eating Contest

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3:00pm – At Mullally’s Pub on Main Street

Registration starts at 2:30pm

 { Registration Form }

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TUG OF WAR COMPETITION

Tug of War Competition is open to groups of friends, families, businesses and associations that would like to participate in what will be a fun-filled event! Sign up to compete for bragging rights and the 1st place trophy! TEAMS of 6. Please register by Sept. 23rd.

4:00pm – In the Backyard of Mullally’s Pub

 { Registration Form }

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LIVE MUSIC AT MULLALLY’S PUB

Sara Hulse & Campfire Jones

Saturday, October 8th 2:15 – 4:15 performing on the back deck during the Tug of War & Frankfurter Eating Contest

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– – – – SUNDAY SPECIAL EVENTS – – – –

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GRAND PARADE

1:00pm – Main Street

Line-up begins at Noon – Maple Ave. and around Lion’s Field

 { TRICYCLE, TRIKE, SCOOTER Registration Form }

{ COLOR MARCH Registration Form }

{ FLOATS, MARCHING GROUPS, HORSE, ANTIQUE CARS, TRACTORS, ASSOCIATIONS Registration Form }

{SPECIAL MEMORIAL DEDICATION FOR FRANK & FRAN HASKELL by the town clock}

{ BED RACES Registration Form 1, Form 2 }

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JOHN STEVENS’ DOUBLESHOT BAND

Performing 2-6PM

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GRAND FINALE

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SKY LANTERN RELEASE

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WJFF’s Kingfisher Project is teaming up with the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce, this launch will commemorate those whose lives have been impacted by narcotics and opioid addiction.  You may purchase lanterns in advance to launch yourself, or if you are unable to participate, you may purchase lanterns which will be launched by Kingfisher Project volunteers.  Proceeds from the sale of these lanterns will go to WJFF, a non-commercial radio broadcaster whose work includes The Kingfisher Project, a documentary series raising awareness about the dangers, effects and magnitude of narcotics and opioid addiction in the station’s broadcast area.

7PM – Main Street Jeffersonville

For more info and to purchase your lantern follow link below.

Sky Lantern Purchase  }

 

– – – OKTOBERFEST FOOD – – –

{ SAMBA CAFE }

Beer braised Pork
German potato salad
Bratwurst stewed with Sauerkraut
Homemade pretzels & mustard
German chocolate ake
Red Velvet cake

Apple strudel
And lots of beer…Guten Appetit!

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{ MULLALLY’S PUB }

Weiner schnitzel on a pretzel roll with Sauerkraut and brown sugar, apple sauce on the side
Homemade potato pancake with apple sauce or sour cream
Craft beer & cider
Whole baked apples

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{ NATURAL VALLEY KITCHEN }

Beer-Braised Sausage and Sauerkraut
Potato Beer Soup
German Chocolate Cake Square

Homemade Hash Browns

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{ TED’S RESTAURANT}

They will be serving German Specials and Desserts. Please see their MENU BOARD on Saturday and Sunday.

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{ BOLOON CITY }

Chinese Food

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{ Diehl’s Homestead Farm }

Maple Cotton Candy

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{ FRANKIE’S FRANKS }

Hot Dogs, Sausage & Peppers

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{ PRETZELS }

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{ APPLE CIDER }

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{ Claudia’s Doghouse }

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