Folk Music Performance Scheduled at Schoharie Crossing
Fort Hunter, NY – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host folk musician Kristoffer Andrew Ross on Saturday, July 8th at 1pm outside near the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter. This performance is in conjunction with the 46th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show.
Kristoffer Andrew Ross
Ross is a young folk musician and singer from Cambridge, NY, specializing in traditional ballads from Ireland, Britain, New York, and New England. During his performances, he intertwines regional stories and folk history with his love of folk songs and skilled instrumental interpretation. With voice, fingerstyle guitar, Irish bouzouki, and concertina, he tours throughout the Capital District and Vermont.
In addition to solo work, from 2016-2022, Kristoffer lead and arranged music for the Men o’ War Balladeers, a vocal-harmony focused Celtic and Maritime Ballad band. He has produced two albums for the group, including their 2019 release, “Low Lie the Fields.” Kristoffer also works as a stage carpenter and technician, and lives on his family farm in Washington County.
Tri-County Old Time Power Association is holding 46th Annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show
The Tri-County Old Time Power Association is holding 46th Annual Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site during Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th. This show runs from 10am to 4pm each day and will feature a variety of antique engines, from water pumps to hit and miss, as well as a several farm implements.
In addition to the antique engines and live music, the weekend will also see the start of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series with a performance on Sunday at 1pm by local storyteller extraordinaire, Joe DooLittle.
All events over the weekend are free and open to the public.
There is no charge for parking, and it is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during your visit. Schoharie Crossing’s Pathway to Empire exhibit will be open for the public to view inside the Visitor Center as well.
For more information about programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.