2021 OCTavern Festival

Coming October 2021!

Presented by Java’s

A celebration of all things autumnal, the inaugural OCTavern Festival will take place at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site in Brighton, New York.  The festival will take place over the second weekend in October (Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th). On Friday evening and Saturday, the house and its 200-year-old rural tavern will host small groups of guests who will enjoy live music, festive beer & cider, and seasonal fare (reservations will be available soon!). On Saturday from 11am to 5pm, there will be a site-wide celebration on the beautiful grounds of the property, with local farmers, food vendors, and craftspeople providing demonstrations and items for purchase. Indoor seatings will be by reservation only, but the festival on Saturday afternoon will be open to the public.

This event is still in the planning stages, but come back often for updates and additional information!


The focus of OCTavern Festival is on regional agriculture and locally-made products. On Saturday, October 9th from 11am to 5pm, Stone-Tolan will host a curated selection of makers, artisans, and craftspeople working primarily in traditional and natural materials (paper, wood, clay, floral, fiber, skincare, etc).

A limited number of complimentary vendor opportunities will be offered to artisans who specialize in these types of materials. Applications for OCTavern Festival vendors are being accepted through July 19th at this link. If you have questions about being a vendor at OCTavern Festival, please contact Becky Timmons, Preservation Outreach Coordinator, at or 585-537-5962.

Sponsorship Oppportunities available

If your business is interested in OCTavern Festival sponsorship opportunities, please contact Diane Chevron at 585-694-6865 or