The Plans for Festa 2016 are nearing completion!

Vendors should get their applications completed and submitted.

Some Background

posted Jul 27, 2016, 5:28 AM by Padriac Steinschneider

Thank you for all of the nice responses to my post about the Dobbs Ferry Festa, which will be on October 15. It may be that I am not sufficiently sophisticated with Facebook, but I am not sure of how to best respond to those posts, since when I click on the names I get someone's Facebook page, which I would have to join to respond. I have posted responses on the page under the posts by others, but I am also responding here in more general terms. There is no real mechanism for me to send an application. The best way to get the application is to go to and click on 2016 Vendor Application. That should open a page on which there is a pdf tab. If you click on that, it should give you the application. Hope that this helps. We are an all volunteer organization and, while this would not happen without the Village of Dobbs Ferry's permission and assistance, it is not a Village staffed or paid event. It originated the year after 9/11 as a way to express community in an effort to bring everyone together. It is not a carnival and it is not a fund raiser. We use the proceeds from the vendor fees, as well as donations from sponsors, to reimburse the costs of the Village providing police and public works support to make it safe and enjoyable. We also use some of the money for music acts and to front the costs of the inflatables. It is a celebration. The best way to think of it is as a very well attended block party to which we have invited our 15,000 closest friends. I hope some of you (actually a lot of you) choose to sign up, but I also hope that everyone comes to have a great time. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.

Possibility of More Arts and Crafts

posted Jul 3, 2016, 8:20 AM by Padriac Steinschneider

The suggestion has been made to encourage more artists and craftspeople to participate. To help make this happen, we are thinking of having a defined "Artist's Walk", which would be an area set aside for artists and craftspeople. It would be in the heart of the Festa, but it would be set up to make it easier for people to speak with the artists and really see the work. If people have ideas and suggestions, please call Paddy at 914-693-6454. Artists and craftspeople are encouraged to sign up. Groups are welcome as a way of reducing costs.

Put October 15th on your Calendar

posted Sep 14, 2015, 5:10 AM by Padriac Steinschneider   [ updated Jul 3, 2016, 8:13 AM ]

Come out on October 15th to the Dobbs Ferry Festa, which will be on Main Street and Cedar Street from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will be fun things to do for kids and adults of all ages. Come hungry and thirsty. Wear you dancing shoes. Come prepared to have a great time.

Festa 2014!

posted Sep 23, 2014, 2:17 PM by Padriac Steinschneider   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 2:19 PM ]

Everything is falling into place for a great Festa 2014. Come out and have fun supporting an authentic community event. See old friends and meet new ones. Occupy Dobbs Ferry!

Artist's Walk at the Festa

posted Sep 15, 2013, 8:15 AM by Padriac Steinschneider

A group is organizing an Artist's Walk for this year's Festa, which will provide the opportunity for artists and craftspeople to show and sell their work. Our hope is that the number will be sufficient that we can give the block west of Main specifically for this purpose. Any one interested can contact Paddy Steinscheider at or Nancy Vuletic through 10522 on Facebook.

Dobbs Ferry Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence

posted Sep 10, 2012, 5:39 PM by Padriac Steinschneider   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 5:41 PM ]

The Dobbs Ferry Energy Task Force invites everyone to join us in front of Village Hall at 5:00 PM during the Festa, at which time we will announce the winners of the first annual Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence!!!

June 25 Festa Meeting

posted Jun 20, 2012, 10:30 AM by Padriac Steinschneider

There will be a meeting of the Festa Committee on Monday, June 25, at 4:00 PM located at Cedar Street Grill.

Membership of the Festa Committee

posted Jun 9, 2012, 5:25 AM by Padriac Steinschneider

This year's Committee is made up of downtown business and restaurant owners, including David Starkey, Tim Harnett, Gillian Borrelli, David DeBari, and several others. Anyone else interested in participating on the Committee can call 914.693.5093 to learn more or e-mail 

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