Festival: About

Wassaic Summer Festival

August 5 – 7, 2016

FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

About

The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE annual celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, dance performances, and much more! Housed in the unique buildings and property of the Wassaic Project, the festival escapes the white walls of traditional art spaces and focuses on site-sensitive installations and performances. The festival creates a weekend-long opportunity for artists and performers of all mediums to come together, exchange ideas, learn new things, and engage in a thriving community. We offer day and night programming, guests are welcome to visit for the day – or register in advance for camping! Programming is cutting-edge, but also family friendly. The beautiful Hamlet of Wassaic is remarkably accessible from NYC and a short walk from the Wassaic MetroNorth train station. Funding for the festival comes from art sales, micro-spending, sponsorship, and donations.

REGISTER HERE

 

GETTING TO WASSAIC

The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is accessible by train and by car. More info and directions.
We are located at:
The Maxon Mills 37 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592

Parking

We have two parking lots available for visitors:

1. FREE – Off-site parking at 297-313 Amenia-Wassaic Rd, Amenia, NY 12501. Off-site parking is available for FREE! Regular shuttles will run between off-site parking and festival grounds on Friday, August 5th from 5-10PM, Saturday, August 6th from 12PM – 10PM, and Sunday August 7th from 12PM – 5PM. We strongly encourage visitors to take advantage of off-site parking!

2. $40 – On-site at 32 Nelson Rd, Wassaic, NY 12592. On-site parking is VERY limited, costs $40, and is NOT open to overnight visitors and campers.

Register for parking HERE!

MetroNorth Train

We highly recommend taking the convenient MetroNorth train from NYC to Wassaic during the Festival weekend. We offer a free shuttle between the train station and the Festival grounds.

Interested in volunteering?

Contribute to the Festival in a totally different way by becoming a Festival Volunteer!

Each volunteer shift will be 4 hours. Shifts can be done in one day or over the whole weekend. Volunteer benefits, awarded according to number of shifts, include: FREE camping and a sweet t-shirt!
Interested?  Email summerfest@wassaicproject.org

 

Local Residents: Rent your house on Airbnb.com for the Festival Weekend!

Do you live near the Wassaic hamlet and have some extra space in your home?  Make some extra cash and get to know our extended Wassaic Project community by listing it on Airbnb.com for the Festival.  More information here.

THANK YOU:

BERKSHIRE TACONIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This project has been supported by a grant from the Northeast Dutchess Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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Festival 2011 // Photo by Grant Cornett

Festival 2011 // Photo by Grant Cornett

Artwork by Ghost of a Dream, courtesy of Davidson Contemporary

Artwork by Ghost of a Dream, courtesy of Davidson Contemporary

Festival 2011 // Photo by Grant Cornett

Festival 2011 // Photo by Grant Cornett

Jen N Outlaw's Fish Fry and Crawfish Boil!!  Git Some!!!

Jen N Outlaw's Fish Fry and Crawfish Boil!! Git Some!!!

On the Luther Barn Stage

On the Luther Barn Stage

A young visitor takes it all in

A young visitor takes it all in

Wassaic Sign!

Wassaic Sign!

logoFestival 2011 // Photo by Grant CornettArtwork by Ghost of a Dream, courtesy of Davidson ContemporaryFestival 2011 // Photo by Grant CornettJen N Outlaw's Fish Fry and Crawfish Boil!!  Git Some!!!On the Luther Barn StageA young visitor takes it all inWassaic Sign!
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Dutchess Tourism & Arts Mid-Hudson

This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
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