Awesome Annual Events in the Central New York Region:

January

Almost Annual Crappie Derby

Bring the whole family for this mid-winter party on the ice offering fishing and more.

Dorchester Park
Whitney Point, NY 13862
607-692-3263
www.crappiederby.com

First Friday Art Walk

Visit over 45 downtown locations including galleries, studios, restaurants and shops. Celebrate Binghamton’s growing art community. 6-9 pm. This event takes place the first Friday of every month all year round.

Downtown Binghamton
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-723-5172
www.gorgeouswashington.com

Adirondack Ice Bowl

Pond hockey tournament.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

February

First Friday Art Walk

Visit over 45 downtown locations including galleries, studios, restaurants and shops. Celebrate Binghamton’s growing art community. 6-9 pm.

Downtown Binghamton
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-723-5172
www.gorgeouswashington.com

Winter Carnival

Competitions, ski races, fun and fireworks! Held at McCauley Mountain Ski Center.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.McCauleyNY.com

Pink Ribbon Ride

Charity snowmobile event to benefit breast cancer research.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

March

Snofest

Previews and demo rides of next year’s snowmobiles and gear. Freestyle snowcross shows, music, fireworks and much more.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.SnofestUSA.com

Maple Weekend

Maple sugar houses across the Central New York Region will be open for tours of their sugaring operations.

Wyoming County Maple Producers Association
4102 Royce Road
Varysburg, NY 14167-9729
585-591-1190
www.mapleweekend.com

St. Paddy’s Parade

This is the best (and only) Irish Parade in the Adirondacks. Creativity is always the main theme of this parade. Along with the usual participants, many groups are secretly making costumes and floats that will be a surprise for this year’s parade. Individuals now try to outdo their prior year’s costumes or floats. Parade favorites return year after year.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

May

Sharon Springs’ Garden Party – Memorial Day Weekend

Come and visit 40+ vendors on the lawn of the American Hotel and the sidewalks of Main Street. Seeds, plants, art, artisans, food, music and more!

Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
www.beekman1802.com

Adirondack Paddlefest

New York State’s largest on-water canoe and kayak expo. Test paddle a variety of boats, watch demos and lectures, talk to the experts and find out what you need to know to begin or improve your paddling experience.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Giant Garage Sale

Town-wide garage sales. Pick up a map at the Visitor Center.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Adirondack Polka Festival

Featuring the nation’s top polka bands, Polish and American food and beverages. A Polka Mass is held on Sunday.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

June

Oz-Stravaganza!

Chittenango is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” hence the annual celebration of Oz-Stravaganza! and all things “Oz”!

Chittenango, NY 13037
315-687-6250
www.oz-stravaganza.com

International Boxing Hall of Fame
Induction Weekend

Boxing’s greatest names are on hand for a weekend of tributes to the sport & its champions. Museum tours by celebrities, ringside lectures, celebrity boxing, golf tournament banquet, parade, induction ceremony.

Canastota, NY 13032
315-697-7095

www.ibhof.com

Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

The “Champions Tour” ~ featuring top golfers & fan favorites comes to Greater Binghamton.

En-Joie Golf Club
Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
607-205-1500
www.dickssportinggoodsopen.com

Annual Hall of Fame Classic Father’s Day Weekend

Multi-generational family baseball fun, topped off by a parade and baseball game – with Hall of Famers – on Father’s Day.

www.thisiscooperstown.com

Saranac Thursday Nights

Saranac Thursdays convene at F.X. Matt Brewing Company’s outdoor Beer Garden. It starts around 5:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 and benefits our local United Way. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

Utica‚ NY 13502
www.saranac.com

Thunder in Old Forge

Motorcycling gathering with guided tours, “best bike” show, BBQs, music and more.

Thunder In Old Forge
215 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420
315-369-6983
www.ThunderInOldForge.com

Mohawk Valley Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Show

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-822-3050

Dolgeville Festival

Village of Dolgeville
Dolgeville, NY 13329
www.violetfestival-ny.com

FROGFEST

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-768-9500

Father’s Day Weekend Classic Car
Show

Cash prizes to two Best of Show winners, dash plaques, trophies, auto-related vendors and swap meet, food and beverages.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Utica Monday Nite

In Utica, every Monday: music and educationalprograms for all ages, ethnic groups and appetites! This event takes place every Monday from June to August.

Hanna Park
1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
www.cityofutica.com

July

Annual Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

Over 400 teams play in a round robin tournament with different classifications. Advance registration and fee required for participating teams. One of only five tournaments in NYS. 8-4 pm.

Downtown Norwich
607-336-9622 ext. 29
www.macker.com

CAVAC Annual Arts and Crafts Show

130 of the finest northeast crafters and artisans selling their hand crafted products on the lawn of the Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia.

Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-655-9798
www.Cavacambulance.org

Madison County Fair

Exhibits, live entertainment, amusement rides, livestock shows, tractor/truck pulls, demo derby

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Brookfield, NY 13314
315-899-5836
www.madisoncountyfairny.com

July Fest

A colorful festival of the visual and performing arts includes artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States. Also featuring a multi-day
jazz fest.

On the streets of Downtown Binghamton.
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-722-7780
julyfestbinghamton.com

Carousel Day

Annual event featuring Broome County’s largest carousel, arts & crafts, live entertainment, children’s games, food vendors, demonstrations and history displays, spray park. Free admission.

CFJ Park
CFJ Boulevard
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-206-0424

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

Gates open at 9 am, Exhibit Buildings, Progressland & Grandstand. Open Daily from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

113 Sunshine Drive (off South Grand Street)
Cobleskill, NY 12043
www.sunshinefair.org

Caribbean Festival – Wellington’s Herbs and Spices

Feel the sand beneath your toes the last weekend in July at Wellington’s Herbs and Spices – complete with authentic Caribbean music you can’t help but sway your hips to. This day long festival continues to be a hit year after year with traditional Caribbean food and great company. There’s plenty to see and do – so plan to stay the full day!

Wellington’s Herbs and Spices
649 Rickard Hill Road

Schoharie‚ NY 12157
518-295-7366
www.wellingtonsherbsandspices.com

Annual Spring Independence Day Parade

Enjoy small-town family fun, parade, entertainment and food.

Town of Springfield
Route 80
Springfield, NY 13333
607- 264-3375
www.thisiscooperstown.com

Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Baseball greats are inducted, a weekend-long series of festivities.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown‚ NY 13326
http://baseballhall.org

Saranac Thursday Nights

Saranac Thursdays convene at F.X. Matt Brewing Company’s outdoor Beer Garden. It starts around 5:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 and benefits our local United Way. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

Utica‚ NY 13502
www.saranac.com

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival

From 10 am to 9 pm there will be a colorful extravaganza of live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, antique autos, and much, much more. It’s the area’s longest running summertime celebration. The Festival’s highlight attraction, the Sidewalk Art Show, returns with 200 fascinating works in a colorful array of media. At 7 pm each evening, the Performing Arts Stage comes alive with exciting music.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Utica‚ NY 13503
www.binghamtoncvb.com

Boilermaker Road Race

The Boilermaker Road Race is the best 15K in the USA! Established in 1976, the Boilermaker has been selected by Runners World Magazine and Roadrunners Clubs of America as one of the top races in the country. Check out the schedule; a weekend’s worth of celebrations and special events geared for running enthusiasts of all ages.

Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewery
Utica‚ NY 13502

315-797-5838
www.boilermaker.com

Boonville-Oneida County Fair

Boonville, New York 13309
315-942-2251
www.boonvillefair.com

Honor America Days

Late July is the start of a two-week citywide celebration including food, vendors and entertainment.

Downtown Rome
Rome‚ NY 13440
www.romechamber.com/had.shtml

Annual Vettes at the Beach

Largest single day show in the Northeast with past shows attracting over 480 Corvettes. Dash Plaques, goodie bags, awards, T-shirts, door prizes, and your favorite oldies playing all day long.

Sylvan-Verona Beach Resort Association
P.O. Box 515
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
315-762-5212
sylvanbeachny.com/

Craft Fair

The scope of hand-crafted items is extensive. Crafts from pottery; woven items; home ware and personal clothing; furniture; Christmas decorations, and jewelry.

George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
200 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420
315-369-6411

Antique & Classic Boat Show

Awards for best historic, antique and classic categories. Sponsored by The Adirondack Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Central Adirondack Association.

Old Forge Lakefront
Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Ilion Days

Village of Ilion
Ilion, NY 13357
www.IlionDoodah.com

Motorcycle Ride for Kids

Ride travels through scenic countryside, with police escort, to quaint mountain village of Old Forge for the CELEBRATION OF LIFE, individual and chapter/club awards presentation and festivities. Event benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Millers Mills Sundae Run

Millers Mills Grange #581
107 Finger Avenue
West Winfield, NY 13491
www.MillersMillsNY.com

Antique Show & Sale

George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
200 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420
315-369-6411

Great American Irish Festival

Enjoy Irish music, food, drink, entertainment, etc.

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Call 315-733-4940
Frankfort, NY 13340
www.gaif.us

August

Annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally

Hot-air balloons, arts, crafts, antique cars, live music and our local delicacy -“Spiedies.”

Otsiningo Park
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-765-6604
www.spiediefest.com

Chris Thater Memorial Races

World class cycling and running event, high school cross-country invitational, large expo, outdoors concerts and festival atmosphere.

Recreation Park
Beethoven Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-778-2056
www.bcstopdwi.com

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

Gates open at 9 am, Exhibit Buildings, Progressland & Grandstand. Open daily from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

113 Sunshine Drive (off South Grand Street)
Cobleskill, NY 12043
www.sunshinefair.org

Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week

Visit Madison and Bouckville as a 2-mile stretch of US Route 20 is lined with over 2000 antique dealers for an entire week. See and buy antiques and collectibles from past centuries, enjoy the excellent food vendors, and plenty of parking. For a full listing of all antique dealers, show fields and information on the event visit the website.

Bouckville, NY 13310
800-684-7320
www.madisonbouckvilleantiques.com

Otsego County Fair

Celebrate upstate New York’s agrarian culture, livestock shows, demo derbies, rides and fair food.

Morris Fairgrounds
Mill Street
Morris, NY 13808
607-263-5289
www.otsegocountyfair.org

Annual Fly Creek Cider Mill Small Engine Festival

Lots of food and family fun at The Mill – great shopping on Saturday at the Fly Creek-Area-Wide Lawn Sale.

Fly Creek Cider Mill
288 Goose Street
Fly Creek, NY 13337
607-547-9692
www.flycreekcidermill.com

Chenango Blues Festival

This event has become a favorite with music fans throughout the northeast and beyond. It combines top-shelf, nationally known artists and backyard hospitality and features up to five live performances, and free mini-concerts in the park in downtown Norwich.

Chenango County Fairgrounds
Norwich, NY 13815
607-334-5653
www.chenangobluesfest.org

Saranac Thursday Nights

Saranac Thursdays convene at F.X. Matt Brewing Company’s outdoor Beer Garden. It starts around 5:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 and benefits our local United Way. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

Utica‚ NY 13502
www.saranac.com

Drums Along the Mohawk

Drum and bugle corps competition.

Rome Free Academy Stadium
500 Turin Street
Rome, NY 13440
315-339-6484
www.drumsalongthemohawk.com

NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days

Competitions, exhibits and all things logging!

Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds
Boonville‚ NY 13309
315-942-4592
www.starinfo.com/woodsmen

Little Falls Canal Celebration

Little Falls, NY 13365
315-823-1740
www.LittleFallsRocks.com

Herkimer County Fair

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-822-3050
www.HerkimerCountyFair.org

Adirondack Craft Brew Festival

Hiltebrant Recreation Center
200 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420
www.ArtsCenterOldForge.org

September

Johnson City Field Days

Thrilling rides, games, delicious food, and live entertainment culminating with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza on Labor Day.

Northside Park
Harry L. Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-797-9098

Annual Craft Days at Madison County Historical Society

Watch as crafters demonstrate their art and purchase your very own handmade items from them. Enjoy delicious food and great entertainment.

Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
315-363-4136
www.mchs1900.org

Madison County Hop Fest

Enjoy presentations by guest speakers on a variety of hop related topics, a food & beer pairing featuring appetizers and confectionery delights from local restaurants, brewery samplings from over 40 styles of craft beer. Visit the Hopshop to purchase hop plants and event shirts! Visit with Home Brew Clubs.

Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
315-363-4136
www.mchs1900.org/hopfest

Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration

Enjoy our corn maze, hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, fresh pressed apple cider, hard cider in our Harvest Moon Cidery, food, the gift shop and more.

Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-662-3355
www.critzfarms.com

PumpkinFest

Fall foliage, giant pumpkins, entertainment and lots of food make Cooperstown a special autumn destination.

Doubleday Field Parking Lot

1 Doubleday Plaza
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-9983
www.thisiscooperstown.com

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival

Colorscape Chenango is a celebration of the arts. One of the largest art festivals in New York State and includes: juried art exhibitions, ethnic food, music and hands-on artistic experiences in which you and your children can participate.

East and West Parks
Downtown Norwich
Norwich, NY 13815
www.colorscape.org

Greene Applefest

A feast of apples, crafters, entertainment, food stands, pumpkin painting and all day games for children. Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church

Ball Flats
Greene, NY 13778
607-656-8225

Utica Music and Arts Festival

Over 220 bands performing at various venues throughout the city.

City of Utica
Utica, NY 13505
315-520-8623
www.uticamusicandartsfest.com

Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts

Over 300 exhibitors. arts & crafts, farmers market, country cooking, entertainment and much more. All in the Rural Welsh traditions of Remsen.

Main Street
Remsen‚ NY 13438
315-831-4257
www.remsenbarnfestival.com

Fall Fun Festival

Weekends, plus Columbus Day.

Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo
Rome, NY 13440
315-336-1930
www.fortrickey.com

NYS Trappers Convention

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-822-3050
www.HerkimerCountyFair.org

Annual Labor Day Celebration & Fireworks

Band concert, fireworks and CAA Raffle. Held on the Old Forge Lakefront.

Old Forge, NY 13420

Adirondack 90-Mile Canoe Race

Annual race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake in three days.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.OldForgeNY.com

Garlic Festival

Canal Place
Little Falls, NY 13365
http://mvghf.com/
www.cityoflittlefalls.net

Stems & Steins Wine, Beer and Food Festival

Stems & Steins is a celebration of New York State wine, beer and food with an Adirondack flourish. Select producers and marketers of wine, beer, and food within New York State are invited to come represent the unsurpassed variety this state has to offer!

George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
200 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420
315-369-6411

Annual Iroquois Festival

The annual festival centers on the celebration of Iroquois creativity and self-expression by featuring an all Iroquois Indian Art Market open to Iroquois artists by special invitation only. Both traditional and contemporary arts are showcased.

324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092
518-296-8949
www.iroquoismuseum.org

Sharon Springs’ Harvest Festival

Join the Village of Sharon Springs in this spectacular two-day event acknowledging those within the community who have dedicated themselves to their great farms and farm families. Sample some of the area’s freshest bounty or pick up a unique souvenir at one of the many vendors or shops that line Historic Main Street.

Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
www.beekman1802.com

October

Balloons and Bounty

19 balloons lifting off at dawn and dusk over the Columbus Day Weekend and a regional farmers market celebrating the fall harvest.

Wolf Oak Acres
Oneida, NY
www.balloonsandbounty.com

Columbus Day Tournament of Bands & Festa D’Italia

High School marching bands & color guards compete in this annual event, followed by an Italian festival with delicious food & great music.

Downtown Binghamton
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-722-7780

Broome County Ethnic Festival

A day-long celebration of the ethnic diversity which was the cornerstone of our community’s development & growth. Food, music, dance, arts & crafts and much more.

Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
1 Stuart Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
www.gobroomecounty.com

Old Stone Fort – History Fair

All eras, all interests. Some of the activities: re-enactors, spinning, weaving and natural dyeing, gas engines, historians, museum displays, children’s games, music and food.

Old Stone Fort Museum Complex
145 Fort Road
Schoharie, NY 12157
www.theoldstonefort.org

Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration

Enjoy our corn maze, hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, fresh pressed apple cider, hard cider in our Harvest Moon Cidery, food, the gift shop and more.

Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-662-3355
www.critzfarms.com

Golubs’s Our Farm Total Farm Experience

Our Farm provides an experience for the whole family, right in Cazenovia. We’re open weekends in October and Columbus Day. Visit the petting zoo, horse rides for kids, take a hay ride and pick your own pumpkin, or wind your way through our amazing corn maze. Back by popular demand this year is “BORIS,” the giant pumpkin throwing catapult! “BORIS” is a must see!

Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-655-8453
www.fallpumpkinfarm.com

Waffles & Puppets

Brewery Ommegang celebrates “Belgian style” with food, entertainment, fun for the whole family.

Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-544-1800
www.thisiscooperstown.com

Annual Pit Run in Oneonta, 10 K, 5K runs

A two mile stroll and kid’s Fun Run.

Neahwa Park
Neahwa Place
Oneonta, NY 13820
www.pitrun.org

Fall Fun Festival

Weekends, plus Columbus Day.

Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo
Rome, NY 13440
315-336-1930
www.fortrickey.com

Norwich Pumpkin Festival

This is a family oriented event with plenty of entertainment, crafts, various food vendors and the annual YMCA Halloween parade. Bring as many pumpkins as you dare along with a 3” votive candle for each and help break the Guinness World Book of Records.

East and West Parks, Norwich
607-336-1811
www.norwichpumpkinfestival.com

Pumpkin Festival

Includes pumpkin carving, face painting and haunted hayrides.

Hiltebrant Recreation Center
200 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420

November

Home for the Holidays

Christmas Forest of many ethnic traditions, Living Mansion (circa) 1900, trains & special weekend events. (Two other events run from Thanksgiving weekend through December 31 – Hanukkah House Museum and the Hometown Holiday Lights at Otsiningo Park).

Roberson Museum & Science Center
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-772-0660
www.roberson.org

Polar Express

All aboard for the North Pole!

Adirondack Scenic Railroad – Union Station
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
800-819-2291
www.adirondackrr.com

Herkimer County Community College Craft Fair

100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
www.Herkimer.edu

Adirondack Christmas

Enjoy Christmas shopping in a relaxed Adirondack atmosphere. Family fun all weekend long including horse-drawn wagon rides, parade and tree lighting events and visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Old Forge, NY 13420
www.ChristmasOnMainStreet.com

December

Polar Express

All aboard for the North Pole!

Adirondack Scenic Railroad – Union Station
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
800-819-2291
www.adirondackrr.com

Snodeo

The kick-off to snowmobile season in the Central Adirondacks. Always the first weekend after hunting season ends on the first Sunday in December. Snowmobile demo rides and vendors, youth races, fireworks and much more!

183 Park Avenue
Old Forge, NY 13420
www.snodeo.com

Hometown Holiday Lights Festival

Drive-through theme park of illuminated animated exhibits that will be light-hearted and entertaining for adults and children alike.

Otsiningo Park
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-724-2111
www.stic-cil.org

Candlelight Evening at The Farmers’ Museum

The landscape of The Museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by thousands of candles. Visitors can ride through The Museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by horses adorned with full sets of harness bells and sip complimentary wassail while listening to caroling.

The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Hwy 80
Lake Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326 US
607-547-1450
www.farmersmuseum.org

Sharon Springs’ Victorian Celebration

Drag out your corsets, parasols, vests and top hats and join us…the village of Sharon Spring is hosting their annual Victorian Holiday Celebration, complete with a Victorian Stroll! A tree lighting ceremony will conclude the day’s event.

Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
www.beekman1802.com