The Schoharie County Historical Society and the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley (ASSV) have announced a celebration of all things cats, Catstock, a day of peace, love and whiskers, set for Saturday, August 24th from 10 am to dusk at the Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie.
Held on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Catstock 2019 will feature live performances by area bands throughout the day, plus food vendors, local artisans, informational booths, purveyors of cat and pet themed items, face painting, children’s games and activities, raffles and more.
The musical lineup for Catstock 2019 will include performances by Glowing Bug & Friends from 11 am to noon, The Lousy Sloughters from 12 noon to 1 pm, Rural Felicity & Uncle Billy’s Balladeers from 1 to 2 pm, Pat Fowler & Co. from 2 to 3 pm, WoodchuckWood from 3 to 4 pm, Just For Fun – JFF from 4 to 5 pm and Climb to Glory from 6 to 8 pm.
While some seating under the tent will be available, attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the music, food and fun from the museum’s spacious lawn.
Food options include chili and cornbread served up by the SUNY Cobleskill Institute for Rural Vitality and Culinary Arts Program, barbecue and festival favorites by Cargie’s Food Truck, regional favorite Gaige’s French Fries, and more.
A highlight of Catstock activities will be the opportunity to see adoptable cats and kittens while learning more about adoption, foster and support opportunities through the animal shelter.
Admission to Catstock is $10 and includes access to the museum complex and its numerous exhibits. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Schoharie County Historical Society and the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley.
Catstock After Hours will take place from 6 to 8 pm, featuring live music and food while the sun sets. Admission to this portion of the event will be by donation.
The Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley (ASSV) is a not-for-profit organization comprised entirely of volunteer members and a board of directors, with the exception of the shelter manager and support staff. A no-kill shelter, the goal of the ASSV is to alleviate stray animal suffering and to maintain a shelter to house, feed, and care for these animals until safe and loving homes are found for them.
Donations of needed supplies and items from the animal shelter’s wish list will also be accepted and appreciated. More information on the animal shelter and their current wish list is available on their website.
The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex is located in the village of Schoharie at 145 Fort Road, off NY State Rt. 30, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 88 Exit 23.
For more information on Catstock and other events happening throughout the Schoharie County Historical Society and Old Stone Fort Museum’s 130th Anniversary year, call (518) 295-7192 or visit the museum website.