With the Second Annual Lily Festival behind us, we want to take a moment to thank all of the people who helped. First, to all of the Schoharie Promotional Association members who dedicate lots of time working in the Lily Park, planning, organizing, and setting up this annual festival. Our gratitude goes to our hard-working village crew – Bill, Mike and Paul – for helping in so many ways. Thank you to Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church for all your help, Scho Co Rocks for your help painting over 80 rocks, Liz Kosier for her facepainting skills, Noreen and Bill Hodges from Stony Creek Farm for bringing down the ponies, Chris Keefer for educating us on birds, Kelly Martin and Alicia Heppelle for the birds of prey, John Conboy and the Schoharie llamas, and those who brought their dogs for the parade. Thanks to the Village of Schoharie merchants for all the donated items for our silent auction, local restaurants (El Taco Shack for your generous contribution), Bonnie McKelvy, Becky DeGroff, and the Promotional members who donated baskets for the chance auction. Our thanks to John Wolfe and family and Drew Schmidt for use and set-up of the tents. Thank you to Dean Haskin, Brian Lashway, and Max Karker for their presentation on honey bees. Also, Kathy Stevens for her talk on service dogs and Jeff O’Conner and Turning Point 1777 on the area’s history. We thank all of the vendors and crafters, Ron Gaige and the Country Café. Much appreciation to Joey Zeh and musical guests. Thank you to the Old Stone Fort Cemetery Association and to all the community gardeners in the Lily Park whose pride in their gardens certainly shows and makes the Lily Park so enjoyable! And, thanks to all of the festival attendees who braved the hot conditions to participate in our festival. If we missed anyone, please forgive the omission. If you missed the Lily Festival, be sure to visit the park as lily varieties continue to bloom!
The Annual Lily Festival is held on the second Saturday of July. Although lilies bloom at different times throughout the summer, we chose this date to highlight the Tiger Lily in bloom.
Like Albany’s Tulip Festival and Rochester’s Lilac Festival, our goal is to grow Schoharie’s Lily Festival each year as we celebrate the beauty of the Lily Park and the Schoharie Valley.
With crafters, vendors, food, music, games, and all other things associated with festivals, visitors are invited to enjoy a day in the park. This year we have added the Schoharie Challenge featuring teams of 6 participating in relay races.
See Downloads below for crafter/vendor application and information on the Schoharie Challenge.