PREVIEW PARTY – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of 84th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition and award ceremonies. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. www.tedxoneonta.com
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5:30 – 8 p.m. See classic cars at Tom and Doug’s Cruise In Car Show. Enjoy music by Off The Record, tastings by Northern Eagle Beverages. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
O-COUNTY FAIR – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. See best Otsego County has to offer. Daily shows, rides, more. Highlights include agriculture day, 2Xtreme racing monster truck show, beef show, contradancing, more. Otsego County Fair, Mills St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
FOOD CONTEST – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Find out which restaurants have the best mac & cheese. See the judges taste them, get samples for yourself. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-432 2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 5 – 8 p.m. Annual event features hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, many homemade cakes, and ice cream. Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit Living Waters Honduras Mission and Women’s Fellowship. Cost, $11 dinner + dessert. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8410 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
HERO 5K – 10 a.m. Support your local heroes at 9/11 heroes 5K. Registration, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fee, $35. Proceeds benefit Fly Creek Fire & EMS Depts. Fly Creek Fire Dept., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Call 6075472800
BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/
ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a Car Show by Wahl to Wahl Auto and delicious brownies by the Oneonta History Center ($1.50/brownie). Main Street, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 6-8:30 p.m. Come out for a 2-part show. Bring the kids for a fun audience participation, magic and more. Stay for hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s performed by Oneonta native Mary-Anne Ferree and her husband Ken. Includes Strawberry Shortcake served by the Oneonta History Center, and a chicken wing contest. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/
SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the galleries of Oneonta, hear from the artists and view the car show by Tom and Doug’s Cruise-In. Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
MUSIC SHOWCASE – 7 p.m. Singer and Songwriters show their talents. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org
ONEONTA – Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich will join Mayor Russ Southard, Town Supervisor Bob Wood and sports announcer Eric Malanowski in a pizza-judging contest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, kicking off Fabulous Friday activities tomorrow in downtown Oneonta.
The contest aims to identify the best pizza in town, according to Julia Goff, Destination Oneonta executive director.
At 6 p.m., the first of five murals that will adorn the Dietz Street side of the Oneonta History Center will be unveiled by the Greater Oneonta Historical Association.
The evening will also feature the return of Buffalo & Brandy, (raised in Oneonta as Mary-Ann Corrao Ferree), which debuted locally in the 1970s and have been performing nationwide since. The band will play 5:30-6:30 and 7-8.