Hudson Valley’s third annual spice-inspired food and music fest to heat up Provident Bank Park on October 10, 2015

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The third annual Smoke-and-Fire Food and Music Festival will take place on October 10 at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York.

Sponsored by Rockland County Tourism, the event will run from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the park’s covered pavilion. Admission is $7 per person (kids under age 5 are free) and a portion of ticket sales will benefit Baking Memories 4 Kids, a local charity that sends kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Florida amusement parks.

Festival attendees can sample specialty foods from hot sauce and spice companies as well as food from area restaurants and regional specialty food vendors. There will be a first-responder chilli contest, face painting (and other activities for children), eating contests, a fire juggler, and live music. Beverages (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase from Provident Bank Park concession. Parking at the stadium is free.

At this year’s Smoke-and-Fire festival, Baking Memories 4 Kids will announce that they are granting an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World to a local Sparkill family that has a 4-year-old boy with a life-threatening illness. Some of the popular music acts that will perform at the festival include The Flying Fingers Jug band, Blue Sky Band, Ed Packer (acoustic guitar) and Sundad, a father and son team of acoustic music and vocals.

New City resident and local business owner Kendell Brenner launched the first Smoke-and-Fire Food Fest in October 2013. “We were blown away by the interest, the attendance and the excitement that the event generated in its first year,” says Brenner. This year the Smoke-and-Fire Food & Music Festival will have close to 40 vendors.

More information and regular updates on the Smoke-and-Fire Food & Music Festival can be found online at Companies interested in participating may contact the event organizers via e-mail at or download vendor registration materials

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