(9/4) West Kortright Fair 2016

WKC FAIR2016_orangeJoin us for our 11th Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!

Music, food, and country fun fair

Sponsored by CADE, Pure Catskills, Townsquare Media, and The Daily Star
West Kortright Fair 2016 is made possible by a grant from the Pickert-Hickok Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York.

The Centre’s 11th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment. You can graze all day on scrumptious foods made from fresh local products; pick up fabulous baked goods; bid on artwork; shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC; keep the kids entertained with lots of kid-friendly games and activities; and shop for one-of-a-kind items from local vendors. The fair will be held rain or shine.


George Kilby Jr & Sherman Holmes

Enjoy three fabulous bands with your admission!

12:15-1:45PM Professor Louie and the Crowmatix

2:15 Sherman Holmes & George Kilby Jr. Trio

4:30PM Blues Maneuver
Jam-packed with family-friendly fun!
•Pie eating contest
•Scrumptious foods made from fresh local products
•Group art show
•Shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC
Bobert the Great– magic shows + juggling lessons
Wacky Wendy‘s fantastical papercraft hats
Oneonta World of Learning children’s area
•Hands-on Experimental Technology & Sound tent
•Shop for one-of-a-kind items from our favorite local vendors
& more!

$5 per person, children under 10 free (food sold separately)
Purchase your wristband on-site on September 4.

Seeking donations for the Silent Auction & Rummage Sale!

The WKC is now accepting donations of indoor & outdoor furniture, knick-knacks, linens, rugs, jewelry, kitchenware, pictures, groovy old clothes, books… just about anything that will fetch a price.

Drop your donations off at The Centre Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm (or when you come to the next performance or workshop) or call Clara Clack (607) 652-5950 for a pick-up schedule. Tax-deductible form available upon request.
Vendor List:

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Memories- scrap booking materials
Discomedusa Jewelry
Cindy Hoose Studio
Heart of the Catskills Humane Society
Rosemary Weiss Pottery
Gunhouse Hill Alpacas
Haliagrace Jewlery
Paper Wolf Design
Joseph Kurhajec/Treadwell Museum of Fine Artsusan
Eccentricities: specialty scarves, hats, etc
Jules Wrenne: knitwear
Gilson’s Native American Crafts
Dismal Inn Sugar Company
L’Ouvriere Candles
Nershi Woodworks
Eminence Meadows
Rainy Dog Studio
Island Girl Hennalara
Blessed Beads Boutique/Fairy Hair
Heathen Hill Botanicals, Herbal products
Leslie Ford, Psychic Readings



2016 is our 41st Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!


The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

Outstanding Performances
Shakespeare in the Valley
Compelling Workshops
Stellar Gallery Exhibits
Annual Gala Dance
Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thomson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]