HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 29
SUMMER SUNDAYS – 1 – 3 p.m. Favorite local author, Chuck D’Imperio, returns to share stories from his books on the charms of Upstate New York. Masks required. Bring your own lawn chair. Front lawn, Swart Wilcox House Museum, Oneonta. Visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/2021-summer-sunday-series/
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Family Farm Day is back! Hop in your car and explore about 40 local farms throughout Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware counties. The farms will offer tours, tastings and more. Learn about everything farming in our corner of Upstate, including beekeeping and fish farming. The guide is available from participating farms, local farmers’ markets, libraries and online. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. For info: 607-547-2536 or visit www.familyfarmday.org.
Experience scenic Route 20 on foot. Come out for The Falling Footsteps Road challenge, featuring a 5K run or a 1K walk down the scenic byway. All proceeds go to support the local Community Center. Event will include prizes and post-race hot dogs. Cost, is $20/person for the 5K. Registration required. Health guidelines will be followed. Begins and ends at the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Richfield
Springs Community Center on Facebook.
Seniors are invited for a fun afternoon of ice cream and bingo. Hosted by the Otsego County Office for the Aging. All people aged 60+ and a guest are welcome. At Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, 133 Davis Rd. in Schenevus from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. For info: 607-547-4232 or visit facebook.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, applesauce and more, and support the Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company. Masks are required for the unvaccinated. Cost is $10 per adult. Held at the Fly Creek Firehouse, 832 County Hwy. 26, Fly Creek from 7:30 to 11 a.m. or until sold out. For info: 607-547-5469 or Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company on Facebook.
When was the last time you spent some time on your porch? When was the last time you played music on your porch? Well the day is coming. It’s “Play Music on the Porch Day,” where the entire world is invited to go outside and enjoy/play some tunes. Please remember to practice COVID safety while you are having fun. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28. For info: www.playmusicontheporchday.com.
Upstate poets and writers can attend a fun, thoughtful afternoon of reading poetry and fiction with the Central NY Writers Workshop. Free, donations welcome for the upkeep of the barn. Refreshments will be available. At the Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd. in Cherry Valley. For info: 518-774-0134 or www.windfalldutchbarn.com.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dress in you medieval/renaissance best and come out for performances by Celtic step dancers, The Happy Haggs, as well as vendors, crafters, and games for all ages at this years annual Ren Faire. Admission, $5. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. 518-774-0134 or visit www.windfalldutchbarn.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find more Lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), Archery, Tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k benefit walk, and much more. The Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. email@example.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.
August 12, 2021
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 cooperstownmusicfest.org for information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 8
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the Final of the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, Demolition Derby, Chainsaw art auction, ice cream social, open western show, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
July 29, 2021
Come down to the park and make art with (mostly) natural materials. These items will be left in the park for others to find and enjoy. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult. Come prepared to get messy. Presented by the Oneonta World of Learning. At Fortin Park, 167 Youngs Rd. in Oneonta at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31. Call 607-431-8543 or visit Oneonta World of Learning on Facebook.
PIRATES ROAM, BUT ALSO CRAFTERS
The Pirate King Sean O’Shea (Joe Schmidt of Utica) and his harem (members of Happy Haggs dance troupe, from left, Donna and Dale Latella of Cherry Valley and Nicole Kneedham of Mohawk) indulge in revelry yesterday, the first day of the 11th annual Medieval Renaissance Faire at the Windfall Dutch Barn, Salt Springville. The event continues 11 a.m-5 p.m. today, featuring crafters and vendors, games for kids and adults, and the Ione Troupe Celtic step dancers and other performers, plus the Buccaneer Barbecue. $5 admission. Inset is Moss O’Neill of Cobleskill, whose Big Dipper Textiles is one of the vendors/demonstrators. To get there, take East Lake Road out of Cooperstown, cross Route 20 and keep going. A sunny day is predicted, with highs in the comfortable 70s. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 4
OLDEST PARADE – 11 a.m. The second oldest parade in the country kicks off again, with a full day of festivities to follow, including a concert and fireworks at dusk. Springfield Center Community Center, 129 Co Rd 29A, Springfield Center.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HERO RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Memorial run/walk for all the heroes who lost their lives on 9/11/01 and honoring the heroes who still answer the call. Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Visit hero5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6181
RODEO – 4 – 11 p.m. Support your hometown baseball team at Saturday Night Showdown. Pre-rodeo features games, food, music. Rodeo kicks off at 7, followed at 9 by party with music, cash bar, snacks. Tickets, $20/adult. Available at SFCU locations, ISD, The Shipping Room, or Online. Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
MUSIC FESTIVAL – 7:30 p.m. Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano, present selections by Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Granados, others. Includes works for solo piano, four-hand piano. Cost, $25 general admission. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Medieval Ren fair features crafters, vendors, games for kids & adults, auctions, performances by variety of musical groups. All welcome to come in period costume. Windfall Dutch barn, 2009 Clinton Road, Cherry Valley. 518-993-2239 or visit www.windfalldutchbarn.com/renaissance-fair.html
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
REENACTMENT – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Civil War encampment featuring soldiers in authentic uniforms drilling, performing maneuvers, singing period songs, more. Battle reenactment planned for afternoon followed by concert. Free, open to public. Lawn, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend-saturday/
ART FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 11th annual juried art fest celebrating the relationship between artist, landscape. Fest features contest between local artists, food, vendors, music, demonstrations, more on expansive lawn. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
ART & MUSIC – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor street festival featuring outstanding regional artists, crafters, musicians, writers, more. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit cityofthehillsartsfestival.com
O-COUNTY FAIR – 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. See best Otsego County has to offer. Daily shows, rides, more. Highlights include equestrian Gymkhana, bicycle giveaway, truck pull, livestock parade of champions, Supreme Champion Showmanship, talent contest, more. Otsego County Fair, Mills St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
PARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate Independence day. Begins in Springfield Center. Followed by Patriotic celebration featuring live music, games, great food, the 4th of July Quilt Show, activities, more. Springfield Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-217-1485 or visit www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration
FESTIVAL – 1 p.m. Celebrate Hometown 4th of July, features battle of the bands, live music, free Baseball game with the Oneonta Outlaws, arts & crafts, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. followed by after party on the main stage. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUG. 27
OPEN MIC POETRY – 3 p.m. The Barn welcomes those of you who would like to share your poetry with others on a summer afternoon at the Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. www.windfalldutchbarn.com/events.html
ENGINE SHOW – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Engine enthusiasts from across the state join together to display their prized antique crank engines from the 1900s. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call (607)547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com