2019 Waterford Festival Registration

Thank for your interest in Waterford events! This is an application for the Waterford Harbor Farmers Market, Steamboat Meet and Tugboat Roundup.
Waterford Harbor Farmers Market
Sundays, June through October, 9am to 1pm
The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor market at the Hurst Harbor Center (formerly the Waterford Visitor Center) below Lock 2 on the Erie Canal. The market includes local farms, artists, and other small businesses. The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market features weekly live music. A specially blended coffee, Harbor Joe, is available, as well as breakfast or lunch from the sandwich cart. 
Café tables are on the promenade for visitors to enjoy while they listen to music, chat with world travelers, or enjoy the view of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and Peebles Island State Park. 
Steamboat Meet 
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10am to Dusk
Steamboats have a long and storied history on the Hudson River where Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston launched the Clermont in 1807. Trains, and then cars, surpassed the steamboat as the preferred mode of transportation along the Hudson River, but the steamboat never lost its charm. Each July, the Town of Waterford hosts steamboat enthusiasts from throughout the Northeast and their lovingly maintained steam powered boats. The scent of wood-burning engines fills the harbor as the steamboats demonstrate their maneuverability on the water. Visitor can walk along the dock and get a close up look at these vintage vessels. The event features live music, crafts and food vendors, and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk. 
Tugboat Roundup 
September 6th, 7th, 8th, 2019
The Tugboat Roundup is a gathering of tugboats and other vessels and a celebration of New York's rich maritime history and industry. The Tugboat Roundup typically features about thirty tugs and other vessels including working tugs, historic tugs, mini-tugs, and barges. 
The event begins on Friday with a tugboat parade, a magnificent display as they round the bend into the Waterford Harbor. Tugs are open for tours on Saturday and Sunday.  
In addition to showcasing the history and present day uses of the waterways, there’s something for everyone at the three-day event. Tugboat Roundup features Tug Talks, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ activities, a farmers market, boat rides, a 5K race, and a spectacular fireworks show.  
Other waterfront events
Waterford Canal Festival 
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10am to 6pm
The Waterford Canal Festival is an annual event that kicks off the start of the Canal Season in New York State. The Waterford Harbor comes alive with vendors, music, dancing and more. The liveliness of the waterfront is reminiscent of the heyday of canal system as the vein of New York's economy. New York's waterways are still used for commerce and boaters from around the world travel New York's waterways for leisure either on local trips or as part of the Great Loop. The Waterford Canal Festival includes all day live music, a showcase of local businesses, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, dance performances and more. The Waterford Canal Festival is hosted by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County in cooperation with the Village of Waterford 
Dragon Boat Races
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
A dragon boat is 40-foot dragon headed boat that holds 20 paddlers, a steerer and a drummer. The tradition of dragon boating has its origins in China, and has become popular throughout the world.  In 2018, the Town of Waterford hosted its inaugural Dragon Boat Racing event, raising funds for the American Cancer Society. The event featured several teams made up of local businesses and community groups competing in heats throughout the day. The Waterford Fire Department took home the championship and will return in 2019 to defend their title. The Dragon Boat Races take place where the Mohawk meets the Hudson, below Lock E2 on the Erie Canal. Spectators can watch this exciting event from the Hurst Harbor Center (formerly the Waterford Visitor Center) or from surrounding areas like Peebles Island State Park or the Point just south of Lock E2.
*There are no non-food vendors at the Dragon Boat Races. Food vendors will be invited to apply at a later date. 

Contact Information

Please check the events you are currently applying for. Please note, you can complete this form more than once if you prefer to apply for another event at a later date. *
Is your organization a non-profit organization based in, or serving, Waterford, NY *

Business Information

Please choose the option(s) that best describes your business: *
Only one Direct Sales vendor per company is accepted per event. Preference is given to those who have participated before. 
The Farmers Market accepts Direct Sales vendors on Opening Day, July 7th, and all Sundays after Tugboat Roundup. 
Is your business maritime related? *

Steamboat Meet

Have you participated in the Steamboat Meet before? *
Please indicate years participating in Steamboat Meet. *
Please choose your location preference for Steamboat Meet *
If accepted to be a vendor at Steamboat Meet, do you agree to pay the $50 (per space) participation fee and submit all applicable paper work by June 17th, 2019? *
Steamboat Meet Vendors have the option to attend the Farmers Market the following day for fee of $20, due to the Farmers Market on July 7th. Do you intend to stay and participate in the farmers market? *

Tugboat Roundup

Have you participated in the Tugboat Roundup before? *
Please indicate years participating in Tugboat Roundup. *
Please choose your location preference for Tugboat Roundup *
If accepted to be a vendor at Tugboat Roundup, do you agree to pay the $100 (per space) participation fee and submit all applicable paper work by August 5th, 2019? *
The Tugboat Roundup is a three day event, Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday (10am to Dusk/Fireworks) and Sunday (10am to 3pm). Friday is optional for vendors. Vendors can set up Friday before 2pm or Saturday morning before 9am. All vendors are expected to be in attendance Saturday until 6pm (or later) and Sunday until 3pm. Vendors who are no-shows or opt to close or leave early may not accepted for future Waterford events. If accepted, can you commit to attending all day Saturday until at least 6pm and Sunday until 3pm? *

Waterford Harbor Farmers Market

Please choose your Farmers Market Rate *
A limited number of food vendors will be invited to apply to the Dragon Boat Races. Would you like an invitation to apply? *