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Griffis Sculpture Park’s First Summer Fest

East Otto’s Griffis Sculpture Park hosts its first annual summer festival and “celebration of creativity” with music by John & Mary and the Valkyries, a drum circle, crafts, poetry and a scavenger hunt Sunday from noon to 6:30 p.m.

The festival on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the 400-acre park will feature tours and artists in the midst of making art.

Recent repairs to an access road have allowed this to be the first time the hilltop stage has been used for a large gathering in 15 years. Earlier performances included shows in the 1990s by the 10,000 Maniacs, and later The Band.

Other musicians scheduled for Sunday include Sly Boots School of Music, Randle and the Late Night Scandals, the 12/8 Path Band, The Observers and Jony James Band.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics. Food will also be for sale along with a beer and wine garden. The festival at the park at 6902 Mill Valley Road is a program by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns the park and the Essex Street Arts Center.

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