A spectacular summer fireworks display, home town parades along our Main Streets, blow-out sales on tens of thousands of books, gallery openings and artist receptions, musical events in historic venues such as one of the last standing Catskills resorts and an awe-inspiring former church building with perfect acoustics, theater, dance, comedy, film, writer’s evenings and open mic’s, golf tournaments on an 18-hole championship course, farm tours, farmer’s markets, historic re-enactments – and more!
From annual festivals celebrating horseshoes, our heritage, and scarecrows to one of the area’s largest antique car shows, our many events will keep you so busy you’ll need another vacation!
Below is the Calendar of Events brought to you by the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce. This Calendar includes non-chamber member events. You may view the events in either a Calendar View or an Agenda view by using the appropriately named buttons.
In the Agenda view, you may use the “+Expand All” button to see the details of all the events on the list. You may click on the “Read More>>” button in a specific event to see all the details about that event.
We look forward to welcoming you to our area and we know you will have fun!
The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Holiday Pop Up Farmers’ Market, just in time for Labor Day weekend. The market is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd, from 3:30pm-6:00pm. The location will be the historic Stamford Railroad Station at 21 Railroad Avenue in Stamford. The event will be held rain or shine.
This GSACC Holiday Pop Up Farmers’ Market, timed just before Labor Day, is a great way to wind down summer. GSACC Pop-Up Farmers’ markets give shoppers a direct connection to producers and an opportunity to learn more about locally produced goods and the people who make them. This will be a great chance for farmers and producers to showcase the bounty of their summer efforts.
Products available at this market include:
-Pies, Sticky Buns, and Bread
-Perennial Plants for Fall Planting
-Handsewn Purses, Bags, and Other Fabric Items
-Elegant, Handmade Pottery
-Locally Made Cheeses
-Locally Produced Jams
-Scones, Cookies, and More
-Locally Raised Meats
-Tasty Wines and Spirits
GSACC Pop-Up Farmers’ Markets have something for everyone and are a great way to connect with our community. Future GSACC Pop-Up Farmers’ Markets are planned for Saturday November 21st and Saturday December 19th, from 10am-1pm both days.
To find out more about the Pop-Up Farmers’ Markets or the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce, or if you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Market Manager- Solveig Comer at email@example.com.
In time for Labor Day weekend, Western Catskills Community Warehouse (WCCW) will be open for business on Friday, September 4, at 76 Main Street in the Village of Stamford, featuring the theme: Game(s) of Thrones.
Yes, that’s right: WCCW is ending the summer with a toilet event. Why? Because the end of summer always . . . stinks! With a line-up of unique games ready to go, celebrate with staff and volunteers as they play a new version of horseshoes (with a toilet ring and plunger) or join in a rousing game of toilet paper tic-tac-toe.
There will be lots of toilets for sale – and if you’re not quite sure how one works, you can learn! Presentations on how a toilet works and how to replace the “guts,” will be ongoing throughout the day.
Along with toilets, WCCW offers new and gently used building materials, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, appliances, and architectural salvage and more and is operated by Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC). All proceeds benefit WCCRC’s programs and services.
Items for sale at the WCCW are donated by area businesses, contractors, and individuals and are on display in the delightful showroom located conveniently on Main Street.
The first ever Roxbury Revelry will be in full swing when four bearded wild men take the stage at Kirkside Park and launch into what they call “power twang,” a mix of rock n’ roll, Americana boogie, and country. They come in peace, and a nicer bunch of Catskill country boys you’ll not meet, but make no mistake: Woodshed Prophets will rock you. Immediately following their music, appropriately enough, the skies will bloom with fireworks.
Woodshed Prophets formed in the hills and hollers of Delaware County in 2009, and they’ve been barnstorming the area ever since, releasing two rip-roaring CDs and garnering a loyal fan base. Their followers like to dance barefoot in the grass, sip on a cool brew, and enjoy local fare while grooving to Woodshed Prophets’ music – all of which attendees can do at Roxbury Revelry.
In addition to Woodshed Prophets and fireworks, Roxbury Revelry, which begins at 1 PM, will feature locally sourced food and drink, walking tours, area artists, children’s games, and the triumphant return of vintage baseball. The hills will be alive with the sounds of community, friends, families, local merchants, and Catskill rock and roll, all coming together to commemorate the end of the summer season, making lasting memories in historic Kirkside Park.
Antique engine enthusiasts from across the region exhibit their steam and gas-powered engines. Tour the Mill powered by the Museum’s steam boiler and steam engines. Jamboree also features music, BBQ, and pies. Festival included with regular admission. For more information, click here.
Why buy Portobello mushrooms from the store when you can take a walk in the woods and pick your own for free? Learn about some of the easily identifiable & edible mushrooms found locally in our forests. Come prepared! We’ll be walking in the woods and off trail. Pre-registration required; limit 20 participants. Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music. Deborah Buck, violin 1; Basia Danilow, violin 2;
Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Caroline Stinson, cello.
There will be lots of vendors, food, music and fun for the entire family. The Pure Catskills Tent will be filled with our neighboring farmers with lots of opportunity for you to try some great cheeses, maple syrup and honey. Wool products, weavers and Pure Catskills information makes this a favorite stop for our visitors.
The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown always has great exhibits and special activities in its History Tent. Learn about our disappearing barns, history of cauliflower, displays of farm equipment and maybe some baby animals!
The Petting Zoo will feature sheep and other grazing animals and also the ever popular Pony and Horse rides.
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Join Schoharie Area Long Term, Inc. (SALT) and numerous local vendors and musicians at SALT’s inaugural Music & Art in the Park Festival!
Enjoy local music, crafts, and fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE, though donations are greatly appreciated.
Learn how to make yogurt and bottle your milk from start to finish and get all your questions answered from Stone & Thistle farmers on product development, food safety and licensing, marketing and distribution. There’s opportunities to develop your own dairy value-added product at Kortright Creek Creamery at Stone & Thistle Farm.
Stone & Thistle Farm is owned and run by Denise and Tom Warren, who raise goats, sheep, pigs, poultry, beef cows and rabbits on pastures for the production of healthy and farm-fresh, meat, eggs and dairy products.
What to bring: Clean shoes/boots, a hat and clean clothes for inside the creamery.
Chainsaw safety course. Level 1 focuses on varying aspects of chainsaw safety and techniques for properly felling trees. Participants are introduced to open face felling, personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Pre-registration & pre-payment required. Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music. Thomas Muraco, conductor and piano
and select vocalists.
An Afternoon of Song and Aria.
The well-documented impact from white-tailed deer in the northeastern forests does not stop at the forest edge. Instead its effects leap and bound into our backyards, farms, stores, and wallets. The Growing Deer Debate will debate this highly controversial issue. Bring a set of thick skin and some questions; this should be interesting. Watch for more details and speakers. Sponsored by the Catskill Forest Association.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music. Monica Bauchwitz, violin; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn
and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano.