Friedlefest 2021

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        July  17 2021 - one day event

We will be celebrating our twenty-fifth year of fun at Dutchess County Wilcox Park, located one mile east of the Taconic Parkway on Route 199 in Milan, NY.  We will also be remembering Mike Friedle- NY Air marshal and organizer of this event since 1995. BUT due to COVID restrictions AND a new Park director the event has radically changed.

There will be catered dinner on Saturday sponsored by Mike's wife Karal and his two daughters Alice and Johanna. Dinner is at 3 PM The early start time will allow time afterwards for folks to share stories and memories of Mike. There will also be some live music this year!

you MUST register for this dinner -only those on the list will be able to get a seat and a meal. Register by sending me an email

the park has a no alcohol rule that has been lax in the past Please bear this in mind and please consider a hidden flask or other discreet ways to indulge.

The park needs everyone to register for a campsite thru them They are only allowing 1 tent per site- there are only 16 tent campsites and 10 RV campsites -they also charge out of county folks $30 per night. Cooking and campfires on site are permitted. Camping registration starts April 14 info

All brands of motorcycles are welcome, not just BMW airheads, but please, NO LOUD PIPES. There will also be an informal swap meet on friday and saturday

Motor home/camper electrical and water hookup spaces are limited, so please request early. Parking for four wheelers and trailers is available on site.

Note: Campers, motor homes and trailers are not permitted on the Taconic Parkway. Contact me for alternate routes to the site.

 If you have additional questions or need directions I can be reached at or 845 464-5695 .

If you want to make a donation in Mike's honor please consider Hudson River Housing This organization was near and dear to Michael’s heart. At the rally there will be a 50/50 rally for this organization.

to download registration for the dinner only click here

Siouxzanne Harris and Karla Friedle


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