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Second Annual Cornwallville Day

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August 15, 2019 05:15 am

Second Annual Cornwallville Day, on August 24, to offer free farming talks, music & more!

The second annual Cornwallville Day, building on the success of last year’s celebration, will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00am-4pm in the hamlet.

The celebration (rain or shine) will be on the same day as the annual Durham Task Force community-wide yard sale from 9:00am-4:00pm. Maps with the yard sale locations, as well as the addresses of local artists offering open studios, will be available for $1 in Cornwallville’s Village Center (County Route 20).

The program, focusing on the themes of farming and agriculture, will begin at the Firehouse in the Village Center starting at 11:00am. Speakers will include Jerry Cunningham, long-time member of the Durham Town Board, who has been running his family’s farm on Cunningham Road since he was 18. Cunningham will be followed by barn dance music, provided by father-and-son team David Woodin and Jonathan Byron-Woodin, and a talk on foraging by Rob Handel, local mushroom expert and chef at Heather Ridge Farm. There will also be a silent auction featuring artwork and other items produced by local craftsmen and business owners.

In addition to the events at the Firehouse, there will be numerous stands in Cornwallville Village Center. These will include a lemonade and cookie stand, a hotdog stand, a face-painting stand for kids, a sale of used books and books by local authors, and stands displaying the work of local artists, among others. There will also be a chance to visit the Paula Lalala Mvsevm in the former Church Hall, a morning tour of the Greene Bee Greenhouse, and, in the afternoon, free tours of the historic Stone House on Strong Road.

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11am: Jerry Cunningham on running the family farm

12pm: Barn Dance music

1pm: Rob Handel on foraging for mushrooms and other edibles

11am-3pm: Silent Auction


9-10am: Tour of the Greene Bee Greenhouse gardens, with a focus on hydrangeas, 2744 County Route 20

11am-3pm: All stands open in the Village Center: hotdogs and lemonade, artists, books, etc. Paula Lalala Mvsevm open in the former Church Hall

2-4pm: Stone House open house, Strong Road

9am-4pm: Durham Task Force community-wide yard sale. Maps on sale for $1 at the East Durham Firehouse + Paula Lalala Mvsevm

Attached photos: Jerry Cunningham; 1915 Cornwallville picnic; Cornwallvlle Day 2018, photos by Bernard Rivers