Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group

Potsdam, NY

Hankfest Name reinstated

The Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group, a nonprofit charity group, has decided to return to using the Hankfest name to avoid confusion from those familiar with the event under that name. 


The subtitle of the event is "A Country Music Legends Festival" so newcomers will know that the event does not just involve the music of Hank Williams Sr. but many legends of country music. 


“We want anyone that loves the music of all country music legends, not just Hank Williams, to feel included in the festival.”


Hankfest will be on Saturday August 9, 2014 and will have a special focus on Patsy Cline.

More details will be announced in the future and can be found on the group’s website www.hankfest.org in Event News. 

Anyone interested in helping to plan or has ideas for the festival in 2014, should contact Greg at gregorybouchard47@yahoo.com 

2013 Hankfest Review

Hankfest went well this year.  We raised $305 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Thanks to everyone that attended and helped make the event such a success. 


More photos can be found of this year's event in the photo gallery. 


Welcome to Hankfest 2014!
Saturday, August 9
1 p.m. - TBA

The Official Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group was formed on September 17, 2006. The group was formed as a not-for-profit organization for the express purpose of hosting an annual country music festival, known locally as "Hankfest" in order to raise funds for local charities and non-profit organizations. Local members of the group volunteer their time and talents to make this event a success every year. The group is a member of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce.


We are always looking for assistance. If you have an interest in country music and supporting local charities, please consider joining us. 


We are working very hard on our 8th annual Hankfest Event, which will be held August 10th, 2013 starting at 1 p.m.

Charities We Have Supported

2013 - The American Red Cross

2012- The BirthPlace At CPH

2011- Boys and Girls Club Of Ogdensburg/ Helping Hands Of Potsdam

2010- The Warner Cancer Treatment Center, Potsdam

2009- Cerebral Palsy Association Of The North Country

2008- Potsdam Humane Sociaty

2007- Hospice Of The St.Lawrence Valley

2006- The American Red Cross