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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Autumn Festivals 09-18-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Autumn Festivals

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HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. walk around the historic village, learn from the historic interpreters and enjoy the activities fall activities from wagon rides, to corn shelling/grinding, and tinsmithing with the blacksmith, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/

GARLIC FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival returns with local growers selling many varieties of garlic for eating or planting. Will also include music, food, and other garlic related vendors. Free, donations appreciated. Wood Bull Antiques, 3920 Co. Hwy. 28, Milford. Visit svgarlicfestival.com

CRAFT FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Crafters from near and far come to show and sell their handmade items. Event takes the place of the June Friendship Craft Festival which was cancelled these past 2 years. There will be food available on site from the Richfield Youth Sports. Event is coordinated by the Women’s Guild of the Church of Christ Uniting. Held at The Cullen Pumpkin Farm, 587 Cullen Rd., Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Benefits to support local Church’s 09-17-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Benefits to support local Church’s

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CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and a roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact baptistcooperstown@gmail.com with name, number, quantity.

RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Bring your own bag and fill it up with whatever you find for $2. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit www.firstumc-oneonta.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Senior Social & Trivia Night 09-15-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Senior Social & Trivia Night

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SENIOR SOCIAL – 1 p.m. Otsego County Seniors (and a guest) are invited to test out their trivia on the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Bring a team or we will make one for you. Prizes awarded for each round. Donuts and cider will be provided. Presented by the Otsego County Office for the Aging. American Legion Pavilion, Willow St., Otego. 607-432-3279 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sculpture Exhibit at the Art Garage 09-12-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Sculpture Exhibit at the Art Garage

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ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by or make an appointment to view works in exhibits ‘Tom Nussbaum: Art & Objects, 1962-2021’ fun for all ages, includes a pop up show, & ‘The East Orange NJ BLM Project’ a film and art show by 5 of the muralists. Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Memorial Motorcycle Ride with the American Legion 09-11-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Memorial Motorcycle Ride
with the American Legion

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LEGACY RIDE – 9:45 a.m. Raise money for scholarships for the children of post-9/11 veterans. Join the American Legion Post 259 and the Red Knights chapter 44 for this memorial motorcycle ride marking 20 years since that fateful day. Cost $20/participant, kickstand up at 11 a.m. Begins at The American Legion, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0494 or visit www.alrpost259.org/legacy

BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Main Street Baptist Church Briggs Hall, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Explore Butternut Creek with OCCA 09-10-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Explore Butternut Creek with OCCA

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BUTTERNUT CREEK FLOAT – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a leisurely paddle on the creek where you will learn about the natural and human history of our region, take in the sights, and have fun. Bring your own craft or reserve one of OCCA’s. Please come dressed for the weather with food, water, etc. Free, registration required. Bailey Rd., Gilbertsville. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/butternut-creek-float/

COVID rise causes Farmers’ Museum to change Harvest Festival to month-long event

COVID rise causes
Farmers’ Museum
to change Harvest Festival
to month-long event

Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

The Farmers’ Museum announced Tuesday, Sept. 7, it will changes its traditional Harvest Festival weekend into a month-long event in order to reduce crowd sizes in light of the rise of variants of the coronavirus.

The Farmers’ Museum’s “Celebration of Autumn,” will take the place of Harvest Festival this fall, with Harvest Festival returning in 2022, according to a media release: “Celebration of Autumn incorporates many of the cherished elements of Harvest Festival and spreads it out over four-weeks, Sept. 18 to Oct. 11. Each day, visitors will find activities relating to the fall season with other lively happenings planned for each weekend. Visit FarmersMuseum.org for a complete schedule and details.”

“Our goal is to minimize crowds by offering a Harvest Festival-type experience every day of the week–increasing safety for visitors and staff,” said Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, The Farmers’ Museum President and CEO, in the media release. “Families can visit any day of the week and find similar activities without the crowds. It worked well last season and enhanced the museum experience for everyone who visited. We look forward to the return of our much loved and traditional Harvest Festival in 2022.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Free Labor Day Concert 09-05-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Free Labor Day Concert

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COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy ‘Music from the Hills’ as performed by the Oneonta Community Concert Band, in the City of the Hills this Labor Day. Will include show tunes, marches, folk music and more. In the spirit of labor day, this concert will be free. On the Pavilion, Wilber Park, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.oneontamusicians.org

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