Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County Hosts Family-Friendly Two-Day Country Music Festival at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, July 27-28
(JERICHO, NY) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-NC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated Country Fest Long Island 2013 will be held at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, located at 3186 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, New York, on Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Long Island’s North Fork.
The two-day festival features: the tasty Brooklyn twang of the Defibulators; the tri-state area’s premier Country/Rock band Six Gun; the ever-popular Long Island country music act, The Grand Central; tribute band Street Survivors (often performing with original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Artimus Pyle); the Queen of Long Island country music, Mary Lamont; Johnny Cash tribute band Walking the Line; Long Island’s own Roadhouse; and the frequent North Fork act that puts a bite into country, Rattlesnake Dawn. Other special guest appearances to be announced, plus very special performances both dates by Long Island’s own Jillian Rae, as seen recently on NBC’s Today Show.
“We are thrilled to bring together great Country music bands from the region, amazing food, local craft vendors, a carnival, a Kids Corral to entertain the kids and much more to the DPF 4-H camp. As a native long islander and 4-H alumnus I am a proud supporter of the rich 4-H history on Long Island and the ongoing mission of the camp. I believe it’s the perfect venue for Country Music in the most gorgeous setting on Long Island. It’s going to be a really fun weekend for adults and kids alike,” said show producer Bill Quinones. Various children’s activities will be featured in the “Kids Corral,” sponsored by Vanguard/NY 529, with pony rides, airbrushed tattoos, extreme face painting, games and costume competitions for the best dressed cowboys and cowgirls.
Laura Hunsberger, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, which has operated the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp since its 1924 inception, said “We are pleased and proud to partner with CountryFest Long Island and excited to see New York’s oldest 4-H Camp transformed into a walking village that offers something for everyone with a genuine family-friendly festival featuring live music, dancing, BBQ, arts and crafts, pony rides, face painting, a carnival, educational exhibits and more.”
Country Fest Long Island 2013 starts at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013, rain or shine, at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp at 3186 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For more information please visit www.CountryFestLI.com. Admission is $10.00 per person and is free for children ages 10 and under.
CCE-NC is an educational subordinate governmental agency association that provides research-based information and educational programs designed to build strong and vibrant communities. CCE-NC is also a §501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to building healthy lifestyles and healthy communities by conducting educational programs that connect Cornell University resources to community needs for all Nassau County residents. CCE-NC has been educating and disseminating information since 1914, through funding and resources provided by Nassau County, New York State (through Cornell University), USDA, a variety of grant partnerships, and direct financial support from generous donors who support our nonprofit public service mission.
Since 1924, the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp (DPF) has provided youths and adults with a supportive STEM-based learning environment for a fun, hands-on educational experience that promotes independence, leadership development, respect, generosity, tolerance and positive self-esteem all under the guidelines of the 4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension principles and missions. DPF is operated by CCE-NC and accredited by the American Camp Association.