The first iteration of "Festival in a Field!" happened last year on August 21, organized by Do We Need This?, the local group opposing vaccination, masking, and other public health measures meant to contain the spread of COVID-19. A similar event will take place in the same location--Cowberry Crossing Farm in Claverack--tomorrow, September 10. This year, the "Health Freedom Speakers" include Tom Cowan, the former practicing physician who linked COVID-19 to 5G networks; and Bobbie Ann Cox, the lawyer who has supported right-wing conspiracy theories and claimed Biden's victory in 2020 was "stolen" and "a fraud."
Will Solomon has an article about tomorrow's festival in today's Times Union: "Anti-vaccine festival in Claverack concerns locals."