Shandaken Day evolved from the Town of Shandaken’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2004. Since it’s inception Shandaken Day has been promoted as a day to explore everything that makes Shandaken a great place to visit and live. The day of the event boasts fifty vendors, LIVE music, a variety of food vendors, a fire department Tug-o-War and a multitude of Kids Games (including the crowd favorite watermelon-eating contest). We also take this opportunity to recognize local notables for leaving a positive lasting impression on our community with the Pride of Shandaken and Hamlet Hero Awards. Over the years the event has moved to different locations to highlight each of the twelve hamlets that comprise Shandaken.
So far Shandaken Day has been hosted by the following communities:
Mt. Tremper, Mt. Pleasant, Phoenicia, Allaben, Shandaken, Bushnellsville, Big Indian, Oliverea and Pine Hill.
Shandaken Day is usually the next to last Saturday in the Month of August.