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Caroga Lake Magic Coming to Cobleskill April 12

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 4/5/24 | 4/5/24

COBLESKILL — If you are in your middle years or older, and you grew up in Schoharie County, there is a good  chance that your family and friends took a short trip into the Southern Adirondacks to  Sherman’s Amusement Park at Caroga Lake. Picnics, the bumper cars, whip, tilt-a-whirl and the  always-popular 1920’s carousel were enjoyed by generations of people of all ages. 

Live music played a huge role during weekends at Caroga Lake, with the 1940’s Big Bands, the  dance hall, polka, jazz and, later, area rock groups. Marriage proposals, prom dates and family  memories bring forth endless stories of happy times. 

You may think that the historic ferris wheel at Sherman’s Park has long turned into scrap metal,  and that only treasured photos remain, but you would be wrong! 

In 2012, a non-profit group of college musicians under the leadership of Kyle Barrett Price,  began to build a dream that would eventually bring area folks back to Sherman’s Park to enjoy  classical, popular, creative and always extraordinary music performance once again. The  carousel is in great shape and continues to welcome young and old all through the summer,  and beyond. 

The expanding Caroga Lake Music Festival now includes more than 150 young professional  musicians from all over the world, who come to the lake during the 5-week summer concert  series. Season 13 will present about 35 concerts from mid-July to mid-August, and many of  those concerts are held outdoors, with entire families and friends sitting by the lake beneath  the stars. 

On Friday, April 12, at the Cobleskill United Methodist Church on Chapel Street, you have the  opportunity to attend the concert by the piano and string ensemble group from Caroga Arts,  to find out what the excitement is all about. At 6:30 p.m. Dr. Kyle Price will share the first  official Caroga Lake Music Festival preview details for Summer 2024 , and at 7 p.m. a concert  mix of Schubert, Dvorak, Brahms, and pop music will be yours to enjoy. 

The concert is free, with donations shared by the ensemble group and the Schoharie County  Cooperative Ministry Mosaic 2024 Project: “Operation Home Repair.” 

We are extremely fortunate to be able to host these remarkable musicians, and we look  forward to seeing you there.  

For more information about the Caroga Lake Music Festival, visit

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