Neighborhoods in the Network / Fall Foliage Festival (Cohocton, NY)

10.03.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

There are changes in the air for the Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival's tree sitting contest, one of western New York's most well-known festivals. In response to the challenge of aging sugar maple trees and a volunteer worker shortage, organizers have recast the contest into one with Survivor show flair, with team challenges that promise to make the contest more exciting to join---and to watch. Join Martha Manikas-Foster for this look into an event that has drawn the attention of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Paul Harvey and Charles Kuralt.

To learn more about the festival and the contest, visit


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