This is my favorite time of year in Sharon Springs! (Ok, I know I say that every season.) The 2nd annual Garden Party that occurred over Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of the summer season in Sharon Springs. The village has a long tradition as a summer destination – at the turn of the 20th century over 10,000 people swarmed the streets, grand hotels, and bathhouses each summer. We might have a few fewer now, but the 2000 folks who came to the 2011 Garden Party were certainly no less enthusiastic. Or playful!
In addition to the great vendors, busy restaurants, wonderful entertainment, and interesting lectures, the Beekman Farm hosted about 350 people on tours over the weekend. For those who weren’t able to make it up to Sharon Springs to visit, here is a photo show of the weekend’s events. These great shots were taken by our friends Skip and Abel as they toured the weekend’s festivities. Click on any photo to begin the slideshow.