May Day Festival being organized at Copes Corners Park

BUTTERNUTS – The Town of Butternuts Copes Corners Park Committee is organizing the First Annual May Day Festival, to be held Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic park located at 620 State highway 51, Gilbertsville. The event will mark the official opening of the park’s season, which runs from May 1 through September 30.

The festival will feature both food and merchandise vendors, a petting zoo, fly tying workshops and demonstrations, live music, horseshoes, and a Chinese auction. Donations for the auction will be accepted until 10 a.m. the day of the event.

There will also be an opportunity to learn traditional May Pole dances, accompanied by traditional May Day music.

Vendor registration is open until April 28. Registration forms may be downloaded at All proceeds from the festival will go to the benefit of Copes Corners Park.

The park is currently open on a limited basis for both R.V. and tent use. Its large pavilion is also available at a rate of $60 per day and the small pavilion may be rented for $30 per day.

More information is available by calling Lynne Ohl at 783-2518 or town clerk Jacquie Foster at 783-2905.

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