Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts
A Nostalgic Look Back
For a number of years this was the official website of the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts (FOTA).
Content is from the site's 2010-2015 archived pages profiding a glimpse of what this annual festival offered its vendors & visitors.
If you have inadvertantly ended up here while looking for the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts (FOTA), their current website is found at www.remsenbarnfestival.org
REMSEN Barn Festival of the Arts
**Celebrating 37 years**
Remsen, New York 13438
September 24 - 25, 2016
In Remsen, when the summer fades and fall is in the air... and it is the fourth full weekend in September, then it must be the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts! A tradition for more than 30 years, the main street of Remsen is transformed that weekend into a venue for more than 250 crafters and food vendors. The street is closed to vehicle traffic, allowing approximately 225 arts and craft exhibitors and 25 food concessions to line the street. A farmer's market can also be found mixed with the craft booths. Admission to the Festival is free and parking can be found in several authorized Barn FOTA parking lots.
The Remsen Barn Festival of the arts has been a tradition in our town for over 35 years.
In Remsen, when the summer fades and fall is in the air... and it is the fourth full weekend in September, then it must be the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts! A tradition for more than 30 years, the main street of Remsen is transformed that weekend into a venue for more than 250 crafters and food vendors. The street is closed to vehicle traffic, allowing approximately 225 arts and craft exhibitors and 25 food concessions to line the street. A farmer's market can also be found mixed with the craft booths.
Remsen, NY 13438
"I never miss this event and I'll be here every day the festival is running helping out the vendors & having fun. I learned that Pete Jensen bought a new boat last month and it's already back on eBay because he doesn't think he likes the color. He said it looked different on his computer screen. Speaking of computers, the president of the council is having some problems with Google. Not with the company, but what shows up when you do a search for his name. One of the investors in his firm was just indicted on a fraud charge and that news item is #3 in Google. He found an online service that specializes in removing bad search results. They claim to use ethical and legal methods to force the offending search result off of page 1. I can tell by my conversation with him that he's ready to hire them. Amazing stuff you learn at this festival, in addition to the joy of it all," Lewis Adler remarked. He then went on, "On a related tech note, many of the vendors at this festival have been using Microsoft Access for years to manage their inventory and customer databases. But lately, there's been a growing sentiment that it might be time for an upgrade. The system, while reliable, has started to show its age, especially when it comes to integration with newer technologies and cloud-based solutions. Some vendors have mentioned the limitations they face in terms of scalability and remote access. I've overheard discussions about transitioning to more modern database solutions that are not only more robust but can also easily integrate with online sales platforms. It's a challenging transition, but many believe it's essential to keep up with the times and cater to a younger, tech-savvy audience. It's fascinating to see how even in such traditional settings, the push for technological evolution remains ever-present."
Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts 2015
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
7:00 am RVFC - Pancake Breakfast - Firehouse
10 :00 am -Berry Baking Contest -Methodist Church
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Snow Country Quilt Exhibit (Free) - Remsen Arts Center
10:00 am- CoCo the Clown, face painting and shows, Booth space 138
11:00 am- Dance 10 show- Soda Fountain
11:00am - 12:30 pm Fiddle Dee pas and Dudes- Arts Center Stage
Noon- Corn Maze - Remsen Depot
12:00 am-4:30pm - Cincinnati Creek- strolling
12:00-5:00pm- The Old Main- Strolling
1:00 pm -5:30pm - Travis Rocco -Remsen Arts Center
1:30-4:30 pm- Fiddle Dee Divas and Dudes- Strolling
3:00 pm- Dance 10 show- Soda Fountain
Sunday, September 27, 2015
7:00 am - RVFC - Pancake Breakfast - Firehouse
10:00 am - Snow Country Quilt Exhibit (Free) - Remsen Arts Center
10:00 am- CoCo the Clown- Face Painting and shows Booth Space #138
11:00am- Bog River- Remsen Arts Center
12:00 pm - Butler-Sheehan School of Irish Dance- Soda Fountain
Noon - Corn Maze - Remsen Depot
12:00- 4:00pm - Cincinnati Creek- Strolling
12:00- 4:30pm- The Old Main - Strolling
12:30 pm- 4:30 pm - Travis Rocco - Remsen Arts Center
2:30 pm - 54th Annual Remsen Gymanfa Ganu - Remsen Methodist Church*
3:00pm- Butler-Sheehan School of Irish Dance- Soda Fountain
|Q: When is Barn FOTA?
A: It is Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2016. The Barn Festival is always the fourth full weekend in September.
|Q: What time does it start and end?
A: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
|Q: Is there an admission charged?
A: No -- Barn FOTA is free.
|Q: Is there a charge for parking?
A: $5.00 for FOTA lots. Residents and other organizations may charge more.
|Q: Where do I park?
A: Follow the signs off Route 12 for authorized FOTA parking.
|Q: May I drive on Main Street in Remsen during the Festival?
A: No, it is closed from Prospect Street to Pritchard Road.
|Q: Is the Festival open in the rain?
A: Yes, rainy days are great shopping days.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
|Q: Is there a bus to the parking lot?
A: Yes, there is a bus to the parking lot on the corner of Route 12 and Steuben Street (Shufelt's).
Q: Where is the most convenient parking?
|Q: Is the show and parking lot handicapped accessible?
A: Yes, Main Street is accessible and handicapped parking can be found at the Depot log -- at the train station.
|Q: How do I apply to become a vendor?
A: You may download a Jury Application here.
|Q: What is the GymanfaGanu?
A: The Gymnanfa is the annual Welsh hymn sing. It is held on Sunday at 2;30 pm at the Stone Meeting House on Prospect Street. Bus transportation is available for those unable to walk up the hill to the Meeting House.
|Q: Is there lodging near the Festival?
Listings for your convenience-do not necessarily imply Remsen Barn FOTA Committee endorsement
|Q: What is the weather usually like during the festival?
A: Weather in upstate NY can vary from day to day and year to year. We suggest you check the weather prior to leaving for the Fesitval.
|Q: What does FOTA stand for?
A: Festival of the Arts
|Q: Is there entertainment at FOTA?
A: Yes, continually on Saturday and Sunday, both strolling and at the Remsen Arts Center stage. The event schedule is posted closer to the event each year.
Q: How do I get to Remsen?
CONVENIENT VISITOR PARKING
Again this year, paved visitor parking will be available. Please follow the signs on Route 12 to Pritchard Road and follow to paved parking lot at the North end of the Festival. We are utilizing the Remsen Central School’s parking areas. Parking in this lot is $5.00 and is directed by the members of the Remsen Volunteer Fire Company. It is a short and convenient walk from this parking directly into the festival.
BERRY, BERRY GOOD!!!
2015 Baking Contest Winners
1st Sharon Gruen
2nd Claire Reiben
3rd Diana Trainor
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2nd Ashleigh Countryman
3rd Terri Judycki
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2nd Colleen Kiefer
3rd Sandra DeLand
1st Charles DeLand
2nd Josey DeLand
3rd Brie Hurlbut
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2nd Julia Racha
3rd Earl DeLand
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