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Rivertown Public Market

Saturday, September 14, 11am–5pm • Dobbs Ferry Waterfront

Second Annual Rivertown Public Market Food Festival to take place on September 14, 2019, at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park

Celebration of Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley food community offers delicious eats and drinks, live music, and kids’ activities in picturesque setting on the Hudson River

The second annual Rivertown Public Market, a celebration of local food and makers, will take place in Dobbs Ferry, New York on Saturday, September 14th from 11 am – 5 pm (rain or shine). Join us at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park for a day filled with destination-worthy food and drinks, live music, kids’ activities, and an easygoing but festive vibe.

The event is open to the public and free of charge beginning at noon. New this year, festival goers can purchase VIP early entrance for the first hour (11 am – noon). Get first crack at the deliciousness with shorter lines, and experience an exclusive performance by Dobbs Ferry’s own singer-songwriter Ursula Hansberry. $25pp includes $5 wristband (required to purchase liquor); kids under 12 are free, but tickets are required for all entrants during the VIP hour. VIP tickets available here.

“Public markets were once a hallmark of civic life, where producers and neighbors could meet as they went about their daily routines,” said Ali Moss, festival co-founder. “Rivertown Public Market celebrates the sense of community that defines the Rivertowns and provides a stage for our local culinary stars to share their latest creations.”

The all-star slate of local purveyors of food and drink includes newcomers Bona Bona Ice Cream, L’Inizio, Good Shepherd Distillery, Five Alarm Pizza Company, and Sing Sing Kill Brewery. Returning vendors include Campbell Meats, The Cookery/Dave Di Bari, Bread & Brine, Boro6, Baked by Susan, Samosa Shack, Penny Lick Ice Cream, Irvington Delight, La Milpa de Rosa Tortillas, Harper’s, Big Bang Coffee Roasters, Westchester Burger Truck, and Luxx Chocolat, among others. Sprig Flower Truck will offer make-your-own flower crowns with their fresh-cut, local blooms for that true festival vibe.

Free children’s entertainment and activities will include classes by Hastings Yoga, Edge Martial Arts, Westchester Performing Arts Studio, and Plant Me a Rainbow. Some of the Rivertowns’ most popular original bands will be featured, including up-and-coming singer-songwriter Ursula Hansberry, soul-tinged folk-rock group The Divining Rod, roots-rockers Greetings From Anywhere, eclectic samba ensemble Osaka De Janeiro, and the sensational Amy Lynn and the Honey Men, a seven-piece machine that blows glitter all over the traditional Memphis-Motown soul/rock style.

Limited free parking will be available at the Waterfront Park and the 99 Cedar Street parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis, but attendees are encouraged to walk or take public transit if possible.

Net proceeds will benefit the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.

For more information, email info@rivertownpublicmarket.com or visit our website at rivertownpublicmarket.com. Like us at facebook.com/rivertownpublicmarket and follow us on instagram @rivertownpublicmarket.

Rivertown Public Market Food Festival
Saturday, September 14th from 11 am – 5 pm (rain or shine)
Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Food Festival, Live Music, Kids’ Activities
Admission: free 12-5pm, $25 VIP early entrance available at 11am
More information: rivertownpublicmarket.com

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