Best Bets: August 12, 2021

Best Bets

August 12, 2021

Summer Music Festival returns,
Hartwick to host tractor pull

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is back with the Grammy -nominated wind quintet “Imani Winds.” They are known for dynamic playing, adventurous programming and outreach programs, which have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The cost is $30/person. At The Otesaga in Cooperstown at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 877-666-7421 or visit for information.

Come support the Hartwick Fire Department, Co. #1. There will be a tractor pull, food, a bake sale, and local vendors. Held at the end of Wells Ave. in Hartwick, beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 607-293-7741 or visit

Take an evening stroll around the Sixth Ward with historian and Oneontan Dr. John Nader.
Nader will be speaking about the diverse people in the ward in the 20th century, how they lived and the places and institutions they created. By donation, no reservations required. Meet off River Street in Oneonta at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14. Call 607-432-0960 or visit for more information.

Bring the kids and their teddy bears for a fun concert “Teddy Goes on a Trip” with the Oneonta Community Concert Band. Presented in memory of Marilyn Roper, principle flutist and president until October 2020. At the pavilion in Wilber Park, Oneonta at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 607-376-7485 or visit

Bring the kids together to celebrate the end of the library’s summer reading program with Dan the Snake Man. Dan will be available before the show, starting at 1 p.m., for a meet and greet with him and the animals. Summer reading award will also be presented. At the Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St. in Oneonta at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Call 607-432-1980 or visit

Spend an evening in the barn with The Three Bonz performing “Acoustic Americana.” The concert will include original as well as traditional bluegrass, country blues, and rural rock. Admission is $10. At the Dutch Windfall Barn, 2009-2019 county Route 80, near East Springfield, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14. Call 518-774-0134 or visit

Join photographer Kevin Gray for a photography walk/lesson around Otsego Lake. Bring your camera and be prepared to learn a thing or two about how to capture the sunrise on Otsego Lake. The cost is $17/person. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum, near Cooperstown, from 6 to 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16. Call 607-547-1400 or visit

This week at the golf course, enjoy a performance by The Last Horn Jazz Trio. Stay in the car, wander the trails or bring a picnic blanket to enjoy a relaxing evening out. At Meadowlinks Golf Course, 476 county Route 27, in Richfield at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16. Call 607-432-4026 or visit


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