The Venango Barbertones are a group of local men who share their love of music and singing. Barbershop singing is a great way for men to fellowship together. This group includes men from all around the surrounding area, including Franklin, Oil City, Rockland, Titusville and more. They meet each Monday in Franklin and are welcoming new members. If you want to enjoy some wonderful barbershop music, fun and fellowship, join us at The Foxburg Inn Hotel on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm during the Maple Syrup Festival. For more information about the Barbertones, visit their website www.venangobarbertones.org.
David Melesky, attorney and author will be attending The Maple Syrup Festival and selling his books. Born and raised in Connecticut, David grew up in the small town of Bethlehem where he attended local schools. He earned a BA degree from Franklin Peirce College in New Hampshire and he also studied overseas in England. He then graduated Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor Degree. After this he moved to Maine with his family and traveled to most of the United States and numerousMore
Chainsaw carver, Brenda Lehman will be doing demonstrations and her work will be available for purchase at the Maple Syrup Festival. Located in Wellsville, N.Y. she is a French teacher by day and artisan by night. She makes impressive wildlife creatures using a log and a chainsaw. To view some of her work, check out her website www.shecarves.com
Yeany’s Maple is a family owned and operated maple producer located in downtown Marienville. In operation for 9 years now, they produce on average 1,000 gallons of syrup each year. Mr. Yeany tapped over 700 trees at the Riverstone Estate this year, and produced the syrup for the Maple Syrup Festival. Yeany’s will be providing all of the maple syrup and maple products for the festival this year. There will be a wide variety of maple confections to choose from including More
The Foxburg Maple Syrup Festival and Yeany’s Maple introduce The Maple Creamy. This delicious frosty treat is made with fresh maple syrup and soft serve ice cream. This is just one of the many maple flavored treats you will find at the festival. Others include maple sugar, maple covered nuts, maple cream, maple candies, maple flavored cotton candy and shaved ice.
See you and your sweet tooth Saturday April 28 for the Foxburg Maple Syrup Festival!
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow, is the chant one hears as Foxburg prepares to host its first WinterFest, Saturday February 4th. A big event of the day will be the Sled Dog Fun Race at RiverStone Farm. The race will begin the day’s activities, with the gates at RiverStone opening at 9:30 AM.
Race events will begin at 10:30 AM with the presentation of various dog breeds, types of sleds, and explanation of the race, showing the race course layout and the rules. Demonstrations of the “mushing” equipment, dog team protocol, and mush commands will be included. Introduction of the Mushers will round out pre race activities.More
Step back in time to the open market scene where vendors from afar commune to share their stories and wares. From food to fine arts to curiosities and confections, you’re sure to find something to strike your fancy down in the valley at the Foxburg Fall Food, Art and Wine Festival. The Festival opens at 11 am and will continue until 6 pm and this year it will surely be magical as it is about to celebrate it’s lucky number 7th year anniversary on 10/10/10! Read the Press Release here
For just one day, on the 15th of August, 2009 Foxburg added a new dimension to it’s many facets – a celebration of Scotland. The sound of bagpipes filled the air as the strolling bagpipers marched about throughout the day. Men outfitted in their finest kilts roamed the grounds while sheepdogs rounded-up all of the roaming sheep. There was Scottish music, food and crafts at every turn, and even Scottish clans – the theme of the day was that of a land so rich in cultural heritage that it was teeming at the Riverstone Farm. Rightly so it was, due to the fact that the original benefactor of Foxburg, Joseph Mickle Fox, was responsible for bringing the game of golf to Foxburg after enjoying it in St. Andrews, Scotland. So many years after he enjoyed the Scottish countryside, the Scottish countryside came to Foxburg. It was a day like no other Foxburg had ever seen.More