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Bannerman Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner

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Bannerman Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner

(departing from Beacon, NY)

Bannerman Chef’s Farm Fresh Dinner

(departing from Beacon, NY)

To Purchase Tour Tickets and General Tour Questions please call (845) 831-6346 or book online!

Farm Fresh Dinner


September 5th, 2020
Boats leave at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, & 4:30 pm for the event.

Join the Hudson Valley Chefs’ Consortium as they whip up an amazing five-course gourmet “farm to table” meal on Bannerman Island. The event is created by noted Hudson Valley Chef, Noah Sheetz! Five amazing chefs will each cook a dish for this annual Bannerman Island Fundraiser. This event has been combined with the Bannerman Parisian Gala. Come enjoy music by Tony DePaolo and Choi Fairbanks, There will be a raffle, as well as an art sale of Hudson Valley Landscapes, a self-guided tour of the island and an incredible meal. Only 22 guests will be brought to the island on The Estuary Steward at a time.

This is a fundraiser for The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. to preserve Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island.


  • The feast includes a soup, a salad, cheese, a main dish and dessert course.
  • A guided tour and cruise to and from the island.


Beacon Institute Floating Dock (Beacon, NY)

Directions: Take I 84 to Exit 11 (Beacon) South. Turn right at Beekman Street. Follow and pass main entrance to Metro North Train Station. Make the next right onto Red Flynn Drive (Please note: the Road is not marked!) Red Flynn Drive is the bridge over the train tracks. Once you go over bridge you pass Long Dock Park Entrance. (Do not go into Long Dock Park.) Red Flynn Drive bares to the right. Look to the left as you go down the hill. The Beacon Institute Dock is the first floating dock on the left.

(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


The tour departs from Beacon, NY and advance booking is required for all events! Please wear comfortable shoes. Strollers cannot be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the event (there is a rest stop along the way).


This event proceeds rain or shine. There is a no refund or rescheduling policy.

Farm Fresh Dinner


  • Due to safety issues, you do not go inside the structures.
  • Personal photography is welcomed on the tours. take as many photos as you like. Commercial photography is not allowed without getting a permit from NYS which includes a fee.
  • It is against Coast Guard regulations to put an infant on your lap to make room for another passenger. The Estuary Steward can only take 44 passengers and that includes all children including babies on your lap. Tours are not recommended for children ages 7 and under. Due to USCG regulations, every passenger requires a seat on the vessel. 
  • We cannot accommodate dogs on the island. Only certified service dogs.


Become a Bannerman Castle Trust member and receive a friendship card, discounts on Island tours, Bannerman merchandise, most events and much more!


The rich history of Bannerman Castle and the beautiful scenery of Pollepel Island place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family.


Make a donation to the Bannerman Castle Trust to help preserve Bannerman Castle, stabilize the buildings, and maintain the grounds on Pollepel Island.

A copy of the organization’s  latest annual report may be obtained, upon request from Bannerman’s Castle Trust;  P.O. Box 843; Glenham, NY 12527-0843, or from the N.Y. State Attorney General’s Office, Charities Bureau; 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor; New York, New York 10005.

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