Association Says “No” To Well Attended
Annual Adirondack Polka Fest
NEW YORK – The happy sound of polka music will not be heard in the small mountain village of Old Forge, New York. This time attendance is NOT an issue for this popular festival that celebrated 16 years last year as hundreds of loyal polka fans come from near and far.
Dave Sychtysz, host for the last six years says that he was first informed by the Central Adirondack Association, who sponsors the event, that he could not be involved because he was not affiliated with the town of Old Forge or the CAA. After much delay he was then informed that the CAA “did not have enough volunteers to assist in the operation of the event.” The event was previously run by the Kott family.
Sychtysz says that attendance has grown each year, filled area motels and restaurants and attracted new polka fans to the area. He is truly saddened and looks forward to another opportunity to continue the promotion of polka music at another destination.
– Dave Sychtysz