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STEPHENTOWN, NY — Beginning Friday, August 18th, the “only Stephentown on Earth” will spend an entire weekend showing the rest of the world its one-of-a-kind ways with a new grassroots festival called Celebrate Stephentown. 

Created by the Stephentown Memorial Library, and organized in coordination with the Town of Stephentown and a diverse range of local participants, this three-day showcase will feature more than 25 events at 15 different locations all around this small, Eastern Rensselaer County town, including sales, tastings, demonstrations, storytelling, art shows, scenic hikes, a community corn boil, a 5K rail trail race, a charity Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, and more. Event details are posted on the Celebrate Stephentown website, with more yet to be announced.

"Celebrate Stephentown serves a number of functions for our vibrant, rural community,” explains co-organizer Scott Menhinick. “In addition to showing others this beautiful small town we love, and everything that makes it so special to us, it’s also an opportunity to express a feeling of pride in the place we’ve chosen to live and a chance for our citizens, organizations and businesses to work together for the common good.”

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