Andes Community Day, scheduled for Saturday, will feature a variety of events and activities for children and adults. The day's events will begin with a pancake breakfast at the fire hall from 7 to 9 a.m.
A parade will travel down Main Street at about 10:30, after the bus goes through. The parade will feature 100 campers from the Lake Delaware Boys Camp, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Representatives of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will march with adoptable dogs in the parade; adoptable cats will be available at the Humane Society's gift shop.
Following the parade, the Presbyterian Church will host children's games on the church lawn.
Hayrides, children's games, a watermelon-eating contest, Beautiful Baby and Pet contests and fortune-telling are among the events that will take place during the day.
The Andes Hotel will host live music by Henry Hermann and James Kruger on the porch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hotel's "Summershack" will host live music by Panhandle from 2 to 6 p.m.
Weather Tite Home Improvement's Horseshoe tournament will be held at 1 p.m. in the Weather Tite Barn on Redden Road off Main Street. The cost is $10 per person. Trophies will be awarded. There will be a 50/50 drawing, with proceeds going to the Community Day fund.
The Schoharie Cloggers and Country Express will perform near the vendors across from the school. Other vendors and lawn sales will be scattered throughout the hamlet.
Presenters said Community Day commemorates the 164th anniversary of the Anti-Rent War incident in Andes that led to the end of feudal law in New York state. In recognition of this anniversary, visitors can view an Anti-Rent War exhibit at the Hunting Tavern Museum on Main Street. Books on the subject will be available at the museum's gift shop.
The historical society will sell bratwurst, potato salad and beer at lunchtime, and there will be a raffle drawing at 3:30 p.m. The museum will also host demonstrations by Doug Liddle, and a children's exhibit called "What Is It?" featuring historic artifacts.
The Andes Public Library, adjoining Bohlmann Park, will be open throughout the day, featuring a book sale.
The fire hall pavilion will host a barbecue dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., with live music by Country Express from 6 to 9.
For more information about Community Day events, call (845) 676-3980.