A large crowd enjoyed lively live entertainment, wares being sold by 100 vendors, perfect Upstate New York fall weather and an appearance by an American Idol finalist this past weekend in Sharon Springs.  More than 18,000 people are estimated to have attended the two day festival. Josh and Brent, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," were on hand at their 1802 Mercantile store on Main Street to greet hundreds of fans who stopped by to say "Hi, neighbor!"

Here are some scenes from the festival

Big Chuck emceed the entertainment tent all weekend long. Featured performer was Madison VanDenburg. She placed third in this year's American Idol contest on TV.
A large crowd enjoyed Madison's show!
A pie eating contest!
The Capital Pride Singers came from Albany to entertain the crowd
The City of the Hills was up front and center with an information booth