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Food Trucks Delight, ZZ Top Tonight

Food Trucks Delight

As ZZ Top Awaited

Fans are already streaming into the Sixth Ward Booster Club field to sample goodies at the food truck festival and claim their spot for tonight’s ZZ Top concert to benefit Catskill Area Hospice. Above, Bob Deeb, Franklin, gets his tickets at the gate from event volunteer Craig Gelbsman and Ellen Shufelt, both of Oneonta, before entering the event area. At right, Emily and Sam Ackerman show off their salt and vinegar fries and “sin burger” from one of the many food trucks on site. Many craft brews from the area are also on site in the tasting tent. The evening’s events include a food demonstration from BBQ Pitmaster Myron Mixon, Magic by Jim Snack, and music by The Summit before ZZ Top hits the stage at 9 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Food Truck Festival

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FOOD TRUCK FEST – 1 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Food Truck of Upstate New York. Features food trucks, live music, vendors, tastings of wine, craft beer, ciders, food competition, live performance from ZZ Top! beginning 8:30. 6th Ward Booster Club Field, 7 Scrambling Ave., Oneonta. Visit cahpc.org/food_truck_event

FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit family farms around Otsego County to explore fish farming, beekeeping, maple syrup making, more. Find guide at www.familyfarmday.org

ZZ Top Headlining Hospice Summer Festival

ZZ Top Band Headlining

Hospice Summer Festival

Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care announced that ’80s rock band ZZ Top, whose many hits included “Gimme All Your Loving,” will be headlining its annual benefit on the theme, “The Upstate Food Truck Festival,” on Aug. 25 at the Sixth Ward Booster Club Field in Oneonta. Tickets for the event will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday. May 24, with proceeds going toward Hospice.   In photo are bassist Dusty Hill, guitarist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
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