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On the grounds of the Historic Pruyn House Friday, October 20, 2023, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Bootin’, Scootin’ Fallallapalooza is designed to be an intergenerational, celebratory fall festival open to all. It is chaired by Carrie Hillenbrandt, Senior Vice President at BBL Hospitality, with DJ Kevin Richards from 100.9 The Cat serving as emcee. This event will take place in the Buhrmaster Barn as well as on the grounds of the historic Pruyn House complex in Latham on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. “Bootin’, Scootin’ Fallapalooza” will feature live bands including the Hammerhead Horns and the New Whiskey River Band. In addition to dancing, activities, food and beer concessions, a Hot Coco Bar, and a children’s art station will be featured.

Get yourself moving and grooving. Join us at 4:30 p.m. for a beginner line dancing lesson in the Buhrmaster Barn with Kevin Richards before the live music begins at 5:00 p.m.Be part of the fun, win fabulous prizes as well as bragging rights. There will be three contests for all ages offered including Jack-o’-Lantern Totem Pole, Tombstone Epitaph, and Best-Looking Boots. We ask that those interested signup for two (2) of the contests ahead of time. Those being:Tombstone Epitaph – Using construction foam supplied by CSSC and your own art supplies, create a unique piece of art that will be displayed literally on the ground at the event.

This year’s distinguished judges include NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl and Local Artist Robert Gullie. They will be awarding prizes in the following categories: Best of Humor, Most Profound/Touching/Moving, Most Creative/Artistic and Overall Entry. The more creative and humorous, the better.

Jack-O-Lantern Totem Pole – Taking three pumpkins supplied by CSSC, create a themed, stackable creation that will be displayed on a pole with fairy lights. A panel of local artists will judge the entries on creativity and overall theme. This is a great family or work-team project.

There is no fee to participate in these two (2) contests.
However, the number of entries will be limited. Entries must be submitted prior to the event.

NOTE: The Best-looking Boots Contest will take place during the event.

Tickets for “Bootin’, Scootin’ Fallallapalooza” are $25 for adults, $15 for Seniors, and Children 12 and under are free. To purchase ticket(s) or additional information, please call Madelyn at (518) 459-2857 ext. 340 or mleisenfelder@colonieseniors.org.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: BBL Construction Services, Mazzone Hospitality, CDPHP, the Salvatore and Anna Beltrone Family Foundation, and Camille Hoheb.


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