BETHEL, NY (June 19, 2012) – After a hiatus of three years, a re-imagined Day to Be Gay Festival returns to the Catskills on Saturday, July 14.
The Festival will take place both inside and outside at the Catskill Distillery next to the Dancing Cat Saloon at 2037 State Route 17B in Bethel, NY.
Scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine), the Festival features live entertainment, a “Dog of the Day” contest, as well as delicious foods and refreshing drinks for sale through the Dancing Cat Saloon. In addition, several dozen of the area’s best crafts people and specialty food merchants will also have booths with an array of products for sale.
The live bands and entertainment featured at the Festival include: Stacy & Friends from 12 Noon-1:00 p.m., Music by cast members of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. (At Forestburgh Playhouse July 10-22), The Raddyos from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. and Andrea Wittgens from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. All times are approximate.
The “Dog of the Day” contest will run from 12:00 until 3:00pm and the winner will be announced at approximately 3:30 p.m. The first place winner will receive a day of grooming courtesy of Dog Mountain Lodge. Second place winner receives a basket of doggie treats and gifts. Donations for the Dog of the Day contest will benefit the ASPCA.
Admission is $10. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 12 and the child’s admission is free.
A BBQ, which includes a selection of two entrees: Bourbon Pork, Ribs, Peace Vodka Chicken or burgers with corn on the cob and three salads and soft drinks is available for $25 plus the cost of admission. A cash bar, beer tent – serving mixed drinks as well – will also be open.
No picnic baskets or liquor can be brought into the Festival, and purchases of liquor and beer inside the Festival will require a photo ID.
The Day to be Gay Festival is an initiative of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Catskills – GALA Catskills – which is the operating group of the Day to Be Gay Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization, and the original founders of the Day to Be Gay Festival.
Exhibitor booth spaces are limited and some booth spaces may still be available. For booth space information only contact: Jim Lomax: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Day to Be Gay Festival visit: www.galacatskills.org or call 845-252-6868.