Rosendale Street Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Weather: This is a rain or shine event. Historically the festival takes place on one of the hottest weekends of the year. Please be prepared with water, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

Rules: No glass containers or weapons. No alcohol can be brought into the festival. No pets or animals. Bicycles and skateboards must be walked. Bags will be checked at the entrances. Please consume beer in beer gardens only so we can keep our liquor license, thank you for your support.

Location: Eclectic Rosendale, New York is located between New Paltz and Kingston, about 70 minutes south of Albany, 80 minutes north of NYC, and 120 minutes southwest of Springfield, MA. The Street Festival will be taking place along Main Street, the section of Route 213 that extends West of Route 32 and through the heart of town. During the festival on Saturday and Sunday, only foot traffic is allowed.

Admission: Admission is free, although we ask for a suggested donation of five dollars per person at the entrances to offset our costs. It takes over $60,000 to bring this fantastic event to life. Any profit that the street festival makes goes to support music programs in the three school districts serving the town of Rosendale.

Parking/ Festival Bus Info:
Parking is free. Bike racks will also be available on both ends of the festival.

Festival Parking:
Bloomington Fire House – 14 Taylor St, Bloomington, NY. Off of Route 32, just North of Rosendale.
Old Tillson School – 56 Grist Mill Road, Tillson NY 12486. About 1/2 mile east of Route 32/Postage Inn
Brookside School – 11 Tanhouse Brook Rd, off of Lucas Ave, just north of the corner of Lucas and Sawdust.
Binnewater Kilns/ Rail Trail lot (to the left of the Iron Mountain main entrance) on Binnewater Road
Rondout Municipal Center – 1915 Lucas Ave, Cottekill, NY

UCAT will be running regular shuttle buses from each of these lots. Busses will also pick up and drop off passengers any safe spot along the routes. Loops will run as frequently as possible. There will be approximately one every 30 minutes. UCAT busses will start running at 12:00 PM both days and will last until 9:45 PM on Saturday and 6:45 PM on Sunday. Busses will be dropping participants near the festival gates at Route 32 and Main Street (near Stewarts) or at the festival gates on Main St near Keator Ave. There will be limited handicapped parking at the Library end of Main Street. There is also a parking lot about 1000 feet down Creek Locks Road (by Stewart's), easy walking distance to the festival. Please note that parking on James Street will be for Main and James St residents, permit-only! You will be towed without a permit. This will be strictly enforced. If you car is towed call 658-9000 to find out where it is.

Shuttle Busses
Western Loop serves parking lots at the Brookside School on Tanhouse Brook Rd and the Rondout Municipal Center at 1915 Lucas Avenue Extension, proceeds east on Cottekill Road, taking Sawdust Ave to Binnewater Road, to the kiln parking lot at Iron Mountain, then back to 213 to discharge passengers at the western end of Main Street. The return trip is the reverse of the above.

Eastern Loop originates at the Bloomington Firehouse parking lot, takes Route 32 South to Main Street for a drop off at the festival gates. Then proceeds south to the Old Tillson School on Gristmill Road then returns to the festival gates and continues to loop.

Lost and Found
Rosenspace (behind the Big Cheese)

Lost Children
Any lost children should be brought to the Police Command Center located on Main Street. Or contact the nearest security person or stage manager.

Festival Dates and Times:

The 2019 Rosendale Street Festival will take place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.

Festival Times – On both days, Main St. becomes closed to traffic at 10:00 am, and music begins at noon. The festival will end at 9:00 pm on Saturday and 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Main Street Residents: Thank you for allowing us to showcase our town, local music and to give our Main Street businesses an economic boost! 

Please note the following:

Parking: You will be issued parking permits allowing you to park your car along James St., South St. and Sand Hill Rd. During the festival. Please be sure to pick your parking permit up before Saturday, July 13, 2019, and display it on your dashboard. These permits are available at the Rosendale Town Hall in Cottekill, Table Rock Bicycles, Postmark Books and John Liggan Insurance.

Special Considerations & Requests
To help limit traffic congestion, we ask that you, please pick up your mail by Friday, July 19, 2019.

Please refrain from walking your dog(s) on Main St. during the festival, please use your backyards

Glass is not allowed in any part of the festival. Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed to be brought in once the festival has begun, please buy your supplies ahead of time to alleviate any delay or misunderstandings at the festival entrances.

There is a very limited amount of handicap parking between the Library and Stewarts, we wish we had more space, but this is all we have.

Skateboards and bicycles will need to be walked, not ridden, during the festival.

Bicycle racks will be placed at each end of Main St. for your convenience.