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A Celebration of Columbia County

2014 Country Barbecue

Sunday, May 25th 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Old Chatham Sheepherding Company – Shaker Museum Rd, Old Chatham, NY

Attend CLC’s annual fundraiser and celebration of rural culture with live entertainment, activities for children of all ages, and delicious local food and beverages.

Please, note: After 6:00 pm on May 24, 2014, Saturday you will be able to purchase tickets at the event only.

Purchase Tickets


We invite you to join us in celebrating Columbia County’s rural character at the Columbia Land Conservancy’s Annual Country Barbecue by joining the Host Committee. Broad participation in our Host Committee is crucially important to the financial success of this event. It is also a great way show your commitment to our mission: protecting the working farms, forest and wildlife habitat of Columbia County.


This year, Old Chatham Sheepherding Company will provide the setting for CLC’s Country Barbecue in Old Chatham, NY.


The Country Barbecue is packed with a diverse range of entertainment drawing from rural traditions.

  • Acclaimed jazz band C.C. Vagabond;
  • Two Lumberjack Skills shows by Indian River Olde Time Lumberjack Show – brought to you by Kinderhook Bank
  • Animals:
    ‘Meet and Greet’ by Old Chatham Hunt Club Beagles,
    Petting Farm by Blue Star Farms,
    Equestrian Presentation by Old Chatham Pony Club;
    Please, note: In consideration of the animals at the Country Barbecue, we ask that you leave dogs and pets at home. Thank you!
  • Blacksmith and Stone mason demonstration by local craftsmen;
  • Horse-drawn trolley by Dreaming Tree Farm;
  • A farmer’s market with tables by plenty of great local farms and food artisans;
  • Face painting and hands-on activities for children, including a site-wide scavenger hunt.


Food and beverages are served from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.
Delicious food is sourced from local farms and there will be local beer from award-winning Chatham Brewing.

Spectacular Raffle

Raffle Items include:
Hot air balloon ride over Columbia County; a kayak; party for 20 with tent, food, and live music; Raised bed gardens built and planted in location of your choice; and more!
Raffle tickets available now through May 25, 2014. Contact Elizabeth Phillips for tickets at 518.392.5252, or come into the store at 49 Main Street, Chatham, NY, 12037.
View raffle items on-line.

Casual dress, please wear sturdy shoes
Event is held rain or shine

Business Sponsors

Hand Hollow River Otter
Harney & Sons Tea Corp.

Greenport Monarch
Kinderhook Bank

Ooms Meadowlark

Columbia-Greene Media
The Lofgren Agency/Brad Peck Inc.
MetzWood Insurance Co.

Round Ball Woodpecker
Bill-Stratton Building
Cantele Tent Rentals
Carlucci-Simons Catering
Classic Country
Ed Herrington, Inc.
First Niagara Bank
Great Performances
LaVelle & Finn, LLP
Select Sotheby’s International Realty – Mark Twentyman & Linda Vault-Smith

Drowned Lands Great Blue Heron
Columbia Paper
Columbia Tractor
Dells Plumbing Heating AC, Inc.
Gabel Real Estate
James Dixon Architecture
Kate John
Lawrence D. Coon & Son, Inc.
MBH Farms
MM Brandston & Co., Inc.
Rapport Meyers
Tierra Farm

Siegel-Kline Kill Trout

Farm Credit East
Flint Law Firm
O&G Industries
Pro Printers
Samascotts Orchard

Schor Oak Tree
Downey, Sweeney, Fitzgerald & Co., P.C.
Anderson Agency Realtors
Price Chopper
Traditions Linens

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