Author: Ryan Geraghty
Sept 2 & 3
Returning for its 6th year, the Cooperstown Artisan Festival lights up the Otsego County Campus this Labor Day Weekend, 2023. This outdoor 2-day event showcases over 50 regional artists and their exquisite handcrafted creations. Enjoy musical delights from bands like The Small Town Big Band and The Council Rock Band, savor treats from Tacocat and Brake from the Grind food trucks, and engage in activities like face painting and the Utica ZooMobile. Set on September 2nd and 3rd, this rain-or-shine event is free for all. Discover more at Cooperstown Artisan Festival's website.
Delve into the mesmerizing world of "Day to Night," an exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum featuring the breathtaking work of Stephen Wilkes. From May 20 to September 10, 2023, experience a unique blend of time and light captured from a singular viewpoint. Over 24 hours, over 1500 images distill into one seamless photograph, transporting viewers to familiar locales reimagined through Wilkes' innovative lens. Experience time's fleeting beauty. Learn more and visit soon FenimoreArtMuseum.org.
Celebrate the end of summer at the Cooperstown Art Association, marking their 95th Anniversary! As they usher in new exhibits and welcome back beloved community favorites, the CAA legacy of artistry shines. Explore the revamped Gallery Shop, brimming with diverse artworks by local CAA Member Artists. The Art Association is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Revel in the creativity of your community! Learn more by visiting the Cooperstown Art Association Website.
Sept 1 & 2
The Templeton Players are The Farmers' Museum's resident theatre troupe, specializing in performing rare comedic gems from the mid-late 19th century. All shows are free with museum admission and are performed on the Leatherstocking Stage in the museum's country village! Two performances each day: noon and 2:00pm - Saturdays/Sundays. Find More information about the Templeton Players performance on the Farmers' Museum Website.
Discover a delightful autumn adventure just 3 miles from the four corners in Fly Creek! Spread across 5 acres, our corn maze and pick-your-own pumpkin patch are open every weekend from Labor Day to Halloween, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both kids and adults relish our corn pool and engaging yard games. For a twist, check out our special weekend, night, and wine events on our website. Want more? Our Facebook page offers food truck schedules and additional activities. Dive into fall fun with us! Check out the Fly Creek Valley Corn Maze Website for more details.
Start your adventurous week at Ommegang's Firepit Friday, kicking off at 8 pm! Gather around for a night filled with harmonious tunes with Gooseberry taking the stage, a roaring bonfire, delectable food, and refreshing beer. Entrance is free, with food and beverages available for purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs, and enjoy an all-ages evening of communal vibes and melodies. Check out the Brewery Ommegang Event for more information.
Dive into the natural wonders of Otsego Land Trust's conservation areas. Brookwood Point boasts 22 acres of diverse ecosystems, from historic Italianate gardens to lake shores and wetlands, complemented by ADA-accessible trails and rowing opportunities. Fetterley Forest offers stunning panoramic views atop Panther Mountain, with scenic trails through sustainably harvested woodlands. At Lordsland Preserve, traverse two picturesque trails through hilly terrains, once frequented by the Mohawk Indians, and witness beavers in their natural habitat. For more on these magical spots and others, click HERE for more information.
Experience September's serene charm with our partner lodging packages. Savor Montezuma Winery through The Menagerie at The Corey House, explore with The Rail Trail or the splendors of Fall during your stay at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, enjoy Cooperstown on the Lake's special seasonal discount, or step up to the plate at Landmark Inn for their Savanna Bananas Package.