Thousands Enjoy OH Fest 5

April 27, 2010

Student organizers estimate a crowd of 12,000 took in the fifth annual OH Fest on April 24, including a carnival on Main Street in Oneonta, and a free evening concert in Neahwa Park.

The event, organized each year by Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta students, is intended to bring the entire Oneonta community together. As in years past, OH Fest was a smashing success, as students, faculty, staff, and community residents mingled in the name of family-friendly fun.

The carnival, which packed Main Street with pedestrians from 1-5 p.m., included a variety of food vendors, as well as games, inflatable attractions, fundraising groups, street performers, and student musicians.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in Neahwa Park, crowds enjoyed rock and roll by Really Old Airplanes, Bon Jovi tribute band Bad Medicine, and rockers Lady Danville and Jack's Mannequin. The concert also featured DJ Dave Ali, and was emceed by MTV reality stars Kenny Santucci and Evan Starkman.

"Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the largest annual event in Oneonta and who supported the hard work of the Hartwick students and staff involved in this event," said Andy Binder, Hartwick's Director of Dewar Union & Campus Activities.

While OH Fest 5 has concluded, planning will soon begin for OH Fest 6. To offer feedback or suggestions, e-mail Binder at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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