41st ANNUAL CROOK FARM COUNTRY FAIR & OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 26 -> 29, 2021
There will be some changes this year in the "Country Fair" (out front):
Fewer vendors, no Main Stage, no admission (camping donation accepted) & different attractions.
(A Vaccination may be your admission ticket, so do the right thing & help protect everyone.)
The "Old Time Music Festival" area (out back) will be mostly unchanged, but less organized & more spontaneous.
Going back to the basics: Fresh air, rough camping, lots of pickin’, post-pandemic relaxation & fun with friends.
There will be no Main Stage and no music "budget"
We will setup a small Open Mic Stage with a sign-up board for anyone who would like to perform.
There will be no “organized” dances, jams or workshops. We'll have a workshop area with a sign-up board available & dancing can happen outdoors if anyone wants to call, play & dance. Jam & Song Tents will be available all weekend. If a potluck happens on Saturday evening that would be wonderful! (No pressure).
WHERE ARE THE VENDORS?
Those of you who are enjoying the Old Time Music Festival as this is being written (August 28, 2021) probably wonder where the vendors are. The Crook Farm Fair had an impressive run of nearly 40 years as most of us remember. We’re thankful for all of you who made this part of your regular August routine. Fast-forward to the pandemic which necessitated the cancellation of the 2020 festival. There were high hopes that the Crook Farm Fair would return in 2021 but it was determined after careful consideration and much anguish that the Fair wouldn’t happen in 2021, and going forward.
Words are inadequate to express how much the vendors meant to the Fair. Your offerings, the items so lovingly created, and the time you spent talking with people are fond memories. We’d like to express our sincere thank-you to Margie Harris who was the most recent Coordinator of the Vendor portion of the Fair. That was no easy feat, Margie, but you worked tirelessly. Before her, Charlie Pagano held the reins and he, too, gave it his all.
Thank you to the individuals who gave demonstrations, set up displays (John Kijowski for one), the Zonta Club for manning the gates, the ladies in Civil War costume, and all who contributed to making the Fair, the Fair. We love you all.