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Cooperstown Rotary Readies for Fall Fling

Cooperstown Rotary
Readies for Fall Fling

By Richard Sternberg
Joan Badgley, Cooperstown, mans the Basket Auction at past Spring Fling.

On Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rotary Club of Cooperstown will hold its popular Fall Fling—a family-friendly event—on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52 (Susquehanna Avenue), Cooperstown.

According to Fall Fling Co-Chair Sydney Sheehan, “Like Fall and Spring Fling in years past, Rotary is planning an event that brings our community together for a fun-filled day with local vendors, music, food, and much more. Fall Fling allows us to showcase the best that autumn in Cooperstown has to offer, from local pumpkins and hot cider to arts and entertainment.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Fall Fling at the Sports Center 10-09-21

Fall Fling at the Sports Center


FALL FLING – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A spring tradition is happening in the Fall this year. The Cooperstown Rotary Club presents their annual craft fair featuring a growing list of vendors, artisans, food, drink, crafts and much more. New this year is the Utica Zoomobile. Returning is the ever-popular Basket Auction. Proceeds help to support variety of local foundations. On the Lawn, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit

Coop Rotary plans Fall Fling for Saturday

Coop Rotary plans Fall Fling for Saturday

by CHAD G. WELCH • Special to

The Rotary Club of Cooperstown is hosting the Fall Fling fundraiser at the Clark Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Oct. 9.

Fall Fling is replacing Spring Fling. which the club has hosted annually in May since 2017, event chairperson Sydney Sheehan said. It was canceled in 2020 and postponed this year.

“We decided to hold this event in the fall because we felt that a fun and festive fall event might be just the thing to bring everyone together,” Sheehan said. “Cooperstown has so much to offer in the autumn and year-round and it’s a great time to celebrate our community.”

Artisans and other festivals fall into autumn

Kingsley Street Soap Makers hosted a booth at the Cooperstown Artisans Festival in 2019. (Contributed)

Artisans and other festivals fall into autumn

Events such as Fall Fling, Arts on the Lawn
will showcase Otsego County’s shoulder season

By Kevin Limiti • Special to

The summer is winding down and with the change in season comes colored foliage, Labor Day, Halloween and fall hikes up the scenic mountains in the Catskills and Adirondacks.

The taste of apple cider, the increasingly crisper days and the feeling of waking up in autumn with a hot cup of coffee is something anybody can look forward to, especially now with all sorts of activities vying for the attention of Otsego County locals and visitors alike.

One of these events is the Cooperstown Artisan Festival put on by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. It will be at the Otsego County courthouse at 197 Main St. in Cooperstown during Labor Day weekend, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5.


Lumberjacks, Woodworking,

More At Hanford Mills Festival


WOODSMEN’S FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Festival celebrates way people use, work with wood. Features lumberjack events, woodworking demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, local vendors, mill tours, food, music, crafts, science exhibits, more. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit

FALL ART SHOW – 1 – 3 p.m. Fall show features works by Leatherstocking Brush & Pallete Club, local artists. Includes bake sale to benefit Springfield Historical Society. Gym, Springfield Community Center, 29A, Springfield Center. 607-264-3375 or visit

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