Huichica East Music Festival offers music and more in pastoral landscape

Sitting under protective umbrellas, spectators had a good view of the live music at the third annual Huichica East Music Festival. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

PINE PLAINS — The hills were alive with the sounds of homegrown music and community camaraderie last weekend as Chaseholm Farm hosted its third annual Huichica East Music Festival from Friday, Aug. 24, to Sunday, Aug. 26.

Hailed on its website as “a pioneer in a new breed of micro-festival,” Huichica East was designed to replicate the popular Huichica West festival in Sonoma, Calif., in an East Coast setting. From local residents to Sonoma aficionados and more, this year’s festival attracted a broad range of visitors to the farm in Pine Plains.

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