Thank you to our sponsors and community partners who are helping to make this festival amazing!
Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Lupine Fest Sponsor
In March 2016, the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area officially designated the Albany Pine Bush as a Heritage Site. The Albany Pine Bush was selected because of its unique combination of outstanding ecological (pitch pine – scrub oak barrens) features and its rich human history which starts with Native Americans who settled in this area almost 10,000 years ago. The Mohawks and Mohicans sold the furs they harvested from the Pine Bush to Europeans at Fort Orange, present day Albany. Both settlers and Native Americans used the “Mohawk Path” later named the Kings Highway, as a travel corridor through the Pine Bush. For centuries the Albany Pine Bush has provided resources of many different kinds for people. It provided land for farms, sand for glass manufacturing, trees for lumber and posts and was a place for hunting and food gathering.
The Library’s building at 2228 Western Avenue provides a dynamic focus for the town. The modern facilities are a meeting place for many residents who enjoy reading a bestseller, doing research or checking out a magazine.
Capital Region PRISM
The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County a not for profit semi-quasi government agency.
Albany County Health Department
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
"To conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being."
Farnsworth Middle School Butterfly Station
A train once stopped in the middle of the Pine Bush. People from around the world would come to this spot to walk through the Pine Bush and look at the many wonderful butterflies. The stop came to be known as “Butterfly Station.”
US Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office works within the State of New York to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Rapp Road Historical Association
The Rapp Road Historical Association (RRHA) was created with a broad mission toward promoting the history of the Rapp Road Historic District (RRHD) and preserving the historic homes within the historic district.