Next Sunday Schroon plays host for the 25th time to the annual Adirondack Folk Festival in the Town Park. The event is hosted by the Schroon Lake Arts Council and has become a destination event in the Adirondacks.
But did you know the event has direct ties to folk legend Pete Seeger and Hollywood star Alan Arkin.? And it’s all because of one Schroon Laker: Flora Wilson Whitty.
We discovered these gems from Arts Council President Jack Osbourne, who passed onto us an amazing story about the history of the fest, written by by Benjamin Pomerance of the Lake Champlain Weekly. Dan Berggren and Darlene Gregson also get special mentions for their efforts in bringing the festival to life!