Mouth That Roars

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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July 24th, 2015

Fun In Sullivan County

With July quickly coming to a close – Sullivan County will be seeing a lot of activity in August.

As Bethel Woods continues its great lineup, many street fairs, farmer’s markets, and flea markets are being held throughout Sullivan County.

The following are several noteworthy events

This Saturday Calicoon will host a great Country Fair. The Callicoon Country Fair is a town-wide event with art, music, food, and fun! Vendors offer antiques, art, craft, food, locally made artisan goods, flea market items, jewelry and more. Wander along the historic streets, view the architecture and admire the beautiful Delaware River. For further information please visit

The 87th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Association Parade. Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Parade will be held next weekend.

The festivities will begin Wednesday July 29 at 6 PM with a carnival on the ball field at the Liberty Elementary School. At 7 PM on Friday there will be a “Mardi Gras” style parade followed by Bed Races down Main Street. The 87th Annual SCVFA Parade will kick off on Saturday, August 1 at 2 PM. immediately following the parade there will be a “People’s Choice” battle of the bands competition. For further information please visit

The weekend of August 14th will see two major events in Sullivan County as the Little World’s Fair is held in Grahamsville, and The Bagel Festival is held in Monticello.

The Neversink Agricultural Society presents the 136th Little World’s Fair from Friday August 14 until Sunday August 16. The first Grahamsville Fair was held in 1878.

The SULLIVAN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR will also be held in connection with the Grahamsville Fair, Sponsored by the 4-H Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, Agriculture Education/National FFA Organization, and the State of NY Department of Agriculture and Markets.

On Saturday, hailed as “New England’s Best Beatles Tribute Band” by The British Beer Company, the Beatles tribute band, Studio Two, will perform in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs

For more information on The Grahamsville Little World’s Fair, the longest running independent fair in New York State, please visit

The Brainchild of Jeff Siegel, the third Annual Monticello Bagel Festival and Street Fair will be held on Sunday August 16 along Broadway in Monticello. According to Siegel, Monticello is the birthplace of the bagel, and is now the official bagel capital of the world.

The annual fun event will feature contests, entertainment, and vendors. For further information please visit

Two hidden gems in Sullivan County are the Forestburgh Playhouse and The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.

The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop productions are held at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg.

Like many other of our famed institutions, the Rivoli shut its doors because of bad economic times. Thankfully, The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, our longest standing Community Theatre Group, moved in and it is once again home to live theatre.

The ambitious dream to restore the Rivoli to its original splendor is underway, and the theatre was recently granted Landmark status in the National Registry of Historic Places. The Nartoff-Wells Auditorium seats 475 and is fully heated and air-conditioned.

Founded in 1950, the workshop is a private, not-for-profit organization devoted to providing and promoting quality theatre in Sullivan County. Those interested in live theatre from behind-the-scenes to center stage can polish their craft, while providing countless audiences with hundreds of memorable performances.

Many productions have not only earned critical acclaim, but have also received awards from the Theatre Association of New York State.

Their production of the Musical “Fiddler on The Roof” will begin next weekend. For more information visit the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop website at

One of the best in Regional Theatres and Cabarets can be found at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Their productions are truly amazing and afford one the opportunity to see future Broadway stars.

Founded in 1947, the Forestburgh Playhouse is the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in New York State. Under an agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, the Playhouse employs professional actors, often with Broadway or other major credits, as well as a company of non-union professionals who earn credit toward their own eventual membership in the Actors’ Equity Association.

The Forestburgh Playhouse operates during the summers only, from mid-June through Labor Day, and offers 3 different types of performance experiences: Broadway musicals and plays on the main stage, a youth theatre production performed at 11 AM on Thursdays and Saturdays, and musical cabaret performances presented with dinner in the adjoining Forestburgh Tavern during the week and a late-nite cabaret Fridays and Saturdays after every evening performance.

For further information on the Forestburgh Playhouse please visit

Another Sullivan County landmark offering great entertainment with dinner and show packages is the Villa Roma. Please visit their website at

For a complete listing of all the great activities in Sullivan County, please visit the Sullivan County Visitors Association website at

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself on National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the “MOUTH THAT ROARS” Column in THE SULLIVAN COUNTY POST.

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