As SUNY Retreats, Hartwick Fills Void

As SUNY Retreats,

Hartwick Fills Void

College Plans ‘Hawks Town Fever’

To Replace OH-Fest Street Fair

SUNY Oneonta pulled out of OH Fest, but Hartwick will has vowed to continue the community-focused annual street fair. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

ONEONTA – As SUNY Oneonta steps back, Hartwick College steps forward.

Wednesday, SUNY Oneonta announced it is pulling out of the two-college OH Fest, moving the annual concert from Neahwa Park to the Dewar Arena, and cancelling the OH street fair that has been a springtime staple in Oneonta for more than a decade.

Thursday, Hartwick announced it will continue the street fair without SUNY’s participation.

It is scheduled for April 25, 2020, and “will feature the same popular activities as in years past, including carnival games, vendors and tie-ins with local businesses.”

Hartwick students have rechristen the event Hawks Town Fever,  “in homage to the college hawk mascot and the event’s close ties to the Oneonta community,” according to an announcement.

“Our student-run Hartwick College Activities Board is very excited about continuing the street fair, and strengthening our partnership with the Oneonta community,” said Paul Habernig, Hartwick director of student and community engagement.


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