Best Bets: August 19, 2021

Best Bets

August 19, 2021

Renaissance Faire, folk concert
at Hyde Hall, woodworking

Wear your Renaissance best and come to the Renaissance Faire featuring Celtic step dancers, The Happy Haegs, vendors, crafters and games for all ages. This is the last RenFaire the barn will be hosting. At Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009-2019 County Rte 80 near Fort Plain, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 & 22. For info: 518-774-0134 or

Explore the sounds of rural America in folk concert presented by Robin & Linda Williams. The duo is Virginia-based and will be presenting “A Grand Ole Opry,” and “A Prairie Home Companion,” among other classic folk music. Cost is $20/adult. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd. in Cooperstown. 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21. Call 607-547-5098 or visit

Come celebrate the opening of annual exhibits “Made in New York: The Art of Wood,” a fine craft invitational featuring works in wood by upstate crafters. Also opening is “Daily Draw: Revisited.” At Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St. in Cooperstown. 5 – 7 p.m. Friday August 20. For info: 607-547-9777 or visit

Fair season is still here. The New York State Fair is opening Friday, Aug. 20, lasting unil Sept. 6. There will be rides, food, games, animals and much more for the whole family. At the Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, through Monday, Sept. 6. For info: 315-487-7711 or visit

Otsego County residents are invited to bring their hazardous waste for free recycling with the Otsego County Department of Solid Waste. Paints, pesticides, batteries, and more will be accepted. At the Unadilla Town Barn, 193 Main St. in Unadilla on Friday, Aug. 20. and The Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Rte 33, in Middlefield, Saturday, Aug. 21. For info: 607-547-4225 or

Join local historian/archaeologist Buzz Hesse to learn about the Sullivan-Clinton campaign during the Revolutionary War. The campaign began at Otsego Lake and traveled down the Susquehanna River and was against British loyalists and the Haudenosaunee nations, who had sided with the British. At the Swart-Wilcox House Museum in Oneonta from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22. For info: 607-287-7011 or visit

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