The Second Annual Summer Hoot, August 22-24, 2014, is a down home, all-ages community music festival with 30 bands, crafts, food, beer, square dancing, camping, hiking, blacksmithing, and this year . . .a raffle!  The drawing will take place the day following the end of the Summer Hoot. The drawing date is Monday August 25th. The two lucky winners will be notified by email/phone.

The festival and raffle raise money for The Ashokan Center and their environmental learning programs which connect kids with nature, history and the arts.  Many kids are see a bright canopy of stars and commune with the trees and tadpoles for the very first time at Ashokan.  Thank you for buying raffle tickets!  Good luck.  :)


  • $3,285.00

    raised of $3,000.00 goal
  • 0 days

    left until we draw

What You Could Win

  • Jeff Crane Open-Back Banjo

    Jeff Crane, Hudson Valley banjo luthier and musician is donating a beautiful, custom-made, open-back banjo to valued at $1500. He is currently working on the Hoot banjo (#006) and we will post photos of it as it progresses. The banjo pictured is #004, with similar styling. Please visit Jeff's website at

  • Music & Dance Camp Tuition

    The Ashokan Center has been home to amazing Music & Dance camps for 35 years, hosted by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Choose between any 2015 music camp. Includes bunk and food! This year's offerings included: Uke Fest, Western & Swing Week, Guitar Summit, Northern Week, Southern Week, Family Camp or New Year's Weekend. Next year's camps will be announced soon. Value estimated at $400-$900 depending on your camp choice. More info at