COOPERSTOWN – The 8th Otsego Lakes Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 5 p.m. at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown. Organized under the aegis of the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, the Lakes Festival offers residents and visitors alike a day full of fun and festivities celebrating all of Otsego County’s lakes – educational exhibits, children’s activities, hands-on workshops, and lake tours will focus on the importance of protecting this county’s waterways and ensuring water quality throughout the region. Good food, music, and art will also help celebrate the importance of Otsego County’s lakes and other water bodies. Activities for kids will include the Cooperstown Art Association’s fish painting station, interactive science displays with SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station, and a lake art station and “juried” art contest. Food and drink will be for sale on site, served up by Pig Dog Food Truck, among others.
To learn more about being a sponsor of the Otsego Lakes Festival, see https://occainfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-Lakes-Festival-Fund-Letter-and-Donor-Card.pdf. Click here for the exhibitor/vendor form: https://occainfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-ExhibitorVendor-Information-Form.pdf.
The Otsego Lakes Festival is made possible thanks to the OCWQCC, established in 1992 as a sub-committee of the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District. The WQCC is comprised of a diverse group of people representing state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and lake associations. These members have technical expertise and knowledge and are committed to working to improve and maintain the quality of water in Otsego County through the reduction of nonpoint source pollution within its boundaries.
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