Position Open: Oswego Harborfest Executive Director

An opening exists for an Oswego Harborfest Executive Director.

This person will oversee the day-to-day operation of Harbor Festivals Inc.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication and organizational skills, preferably past experience in special events and event planning.

The position is anticipated to require 20 hours per week.

Application deadline is November 7, 2015.

Please send resume’ and any information deemed appropriate to Executive Director Search, Oswego Harborfest, 41 Lake Street, Oswego, N.Y. 13126

Musicians & Bands Wanted for 2016 Oswego Harborfest


It is that time again as Oswego Harborfest is ready to accept musicians and band applications.

The 29th edition of Oswego Harborfest is scheduled for the last full weekend of July 2016.

Festivities will kick off on Thursday, July 28 and wind down on Sunday, July 31.

A major part of Oswego Harborfest is the wide variety of music with numerous genres offered for the festival attendees.

Once again performer applications are now being accepted for the annual celebration.

To be considered to be a performer at Oswego Harborfest 2016, it is necessary to complete the Performer Application form and return it to Harborfest with a press kit and CD. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Music and programming chairperson Barb Manwaring said, “We are commencing planning for our stages at this years’ Oswego Harborfest. The 2016 “Performers Application” is available on the Oswego Harborfest website (www.oswegoharborfest.com). Simply go to the menu and under ‘vendors’ is a drop down menu where ‘applications’ should be opened and the application can be printed and mailed to our offices.”

Applications should be mailed to Barbara Manwaring, Oswego Harborfest, 41 Lake Street, Oswego N.Y. 13126.



The U.S. Army Band from Fort Drum rocked Oswego Harborfest last year and currently there are openings for performers at the 2016 edition .





Winning 50-50 Number 344655

The winning 50-50 Oswego Harborfest ticket has been drawn.

The winning number is a yellow ticket 344655 and the person with this ticket will received $3,902.36.

The winner must contact Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske within 48 hours. Buske can be reached at 315-342-7140.

Harborfest Fun Day Sunday


Sunday was the final day of the 28th edition of Oswego Harborfest and there was no letdown after the spectacular Entergy Nuclear sponsored Grucci Fireworks the night before. All four festival venues were quite busy throughout the day. On the NRG Lakeview State in Breitbeck Park the curtain to Harborfest came down in rousing fashion as Canada’s Brass Transit brought Chicago to Oswego with a true-to-life sound of the musical icons. Throughout the afternoon the music of Big Eyed Phish brought Dave Matthews Band music to the stage and F5 rocked off the afternoon. However, throughout the venue large crowds turned out for the Port of Oswego Authority Typhoon Tommy Jet Ski Show and the K-9 Grooming and Pet Hotel sponsored Jersey Disc Devils high flying and trained border collie show. Food vendors had anything that was desired as hundreds of people turned out to relax in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile at the Labatt’s Blue Light Stage at East Park Canandian jazz star Tia Brazda followed Diana Jacobs Band and Brownskin Band while folks sat under the shade of the park trees enjoying frozen custard, gourmet egg rolls, baby back ribs or a cool glass of lemonade and of course a cool Labatt’s. The Novelis Family Park was a huge success this year as thousands of youngsters and their families spent numerous hours enjoying a variety of opportunities. Sunday was the final performace of “Wonderland” which is a musical presented by Oswego and surrounding area youngsters under the direction of Rocky Farden and Bobbi Palange. Boater safety was on the docket as well as the numerous activities of the Oswego Children’s Museum and the performances of Bubbleman Doug Rougeoux, InJest, and numerous other activities. Arts and crafts booths lined the east bank of the Oswego River and visitors wandered the area throughout the afternoon. DSC04281 DSC04369 DSC04403

Sensational Nuclear Entergy Grucci Fireworks

In one of the most sensational pyrotechnic displays ever in Central New York the Entergy Nuclear Grucci Fireworks proved to be a display that would not soon be forgotten.

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Entergy Works With Our Youngest

Entergy Nuclear employees and volunteers were on hand throughout the weekend providing special treats for youngsters.

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K-9 Grooming Hosting Disc Devils

Sunday the Jersey Disc Devils will be performing at Breitbeck Park courtesy of K-9 Grooming and Pet Hotel.

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90’s Night On NRG Lakeview Stage

Gin Blossoms, Fastball and The Rembrandt’s brought the “Circle of Friends” Tour to Oswego Harborfest on day two of the 28th annual event sponsored by Eagle Beverage-Budweiser and Exelon Generation.

Thousands of fans dance, sang and simply enjoyed the night with friends and “old friends” to the sounds of the 90’s.


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