The 2011 Jennie Bell Pie Festival - A Taft Street Guide
by Dylan Taft
on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 3:28pm.
September 23rd and 24th will kick off the 2011 Jennie Bell Pie Festival! The festival is a delicious celebration of pies and of a local hometown hero featuring great food and entertainment for the whole family. Jennie Depuy Bell (1915-2004) and her family were among the first settlers in the area now known as Accord. Accord is one of Ulster County’s best kept secrets in terms of real estate. Located where the Rondout and Peters Kill Creeks meet, Accord real estate conveniently borders the relative hotspots of Stone Ridge and High Falls, as well as butting up to the spectacular cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains and the academic and cultural Mecca of New Paltz. All while maintaining relatively affordable home prices.
Jennie Bell was known for baking some of the best pies in the Ulster County region. A very generous person, she donated much of her time, energy, and tasty pies to local parishes and charities. Pies are very difficult to make; they require patience, practice, and experience. Those who master the art of baking pies tend to keep their methods secret. Not Jennie, she believed in spreading the joy of good pies and taught others so that her knowledge could be passed down. In appreciation of her efforts, this local pie festival now bears her name. Whether you are looking for Hudson Valley homes for sale, or just looking for a fun fall activity, then check out the Jennie Bell Pie Festival!
Fun & Fireworks!
Pies are the central theme of the Jennie Bell festival but there is plenty for everyone to see and do! There will be arts and crafts vendors selling various wares, and a silent auction featuring great prizes. Hay rides, amusement rides, and games are available for children and the young at heart. Visitors will be entertained by live music from local acts and even a talent show is scheduled. And of course we can’t forget the pies! There will be a pie judging contest and every kind of pie under the sun available for sale. The whole event will be concluded by a spectacular fireworks display.
The festival is being held at Kelder's Farm at 5755 Route 209 in Kerhonkson, New York about 10 miles north of Ellenville and 20 miles south of Kingston. Are you an urban dweller looking for the perfect Fall weekend getaway? Kerhonkson & Accord are just a 2 hour drive from New York City, creating a perfectly manageable road trip (or the perfect destination for your future charming country home!) Look for the large white barn across from the NAPA Auto Parts store. It starts on Friday, September 23rd at 6pm until 10pm. Saturday the 24th, doors open at noon and stay open until 10pm. Fireworks are held on Saturday evening at dusk. Admission and parking are free. This is a rain or shine event. You can learn more about the 2011 Jennie Bell Pie Festival at their website. As always you can count on Taft Street Realty to be your #1 Ulster County Resource!