Maple Festival and 5K Sap Run


Coming End of March 2019

Fleischmanns First Maple Festival and 5K Sap Run in Village of Fleischmanns – Sponsored by Fleischmanns First a community organization missioned to promote year-round cultural and economic development in the Village of Fleischmanns.

The Annual Maple Festival, is held each year to bring awareness to the community at large and to celebrate the importance of Maple sugaring as a past and current economic activity. In the Fleischmanns area, we have identified families who have been engaged in maple sugaring for several generations. Sharing these families histories through farm visits, historical presentations, a maple bake-off and a new Maple themed arts exhibit. Children will have fun with arts and crafts at the Skene Memorial Library where farm and maple syrup equipment will be on display. A trip by horse drawn wagon will take visitors to a nearby farm to watch how the sap is boiled into syrup.

The Community Church will hold its Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and a 5K Sap Run/Walk will take place on Sunday morning.

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Headwaters History Days

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
May 3, 4, and 5, 2019

Headwaters History Days in Town(s) of Middletown, Roxbury, Andes, and Shandaken

A celebration of the history, culture, folklife, and landscape of the Central Catskills.

The Fifth Annual Headwaters History Days showcases the people and historical forces that have shaped the communities along the streams of the East Branch Delaware River and the Esopus Creek. From historical talks to vintage baseball games and scenic train rides this weekend offers something for everyone!

Visit the Empire State Railway Museum, the Shandaken Museum, the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories, the Old Stone Schoolhouse, Hunting Tavern, Roxbury Methodist Church clock tower, and more wonderful sites!

Visit the Shandaken Museum, the Old Stone Schoolhouse, Hunting Tavern, Roxbury Methodist Church clock tower, and more!

For full schedule visit

Contacts: Diane Galusha [email protected] and John Duda [email protected]



Andes Community Days

Saturday and Sunday
August 11 and 12, 2018

Town and Hamlet of Andes
Sponsored by the Town of Andes

Andes Community Days is filled with local music, food, fun and games to celebrate the traditions of a Catskill community in the summertime. The Parade with children, bands, floats, fire departments and assorted other delights begins once the Trailway Bus travels through the center of town around 11am. Kids await the watermelon eating contest, live music and dancing on the lawn at the Andes Central School, have fun browsing lawn sales, and vendor tables and stop by at the eateries for great summer fare. As always sitting on the wide porch of the Andes Hotel gives you the best view of the happenings throughout the day.

There will be tours of the newly restored Train Station, A Calico Indian Contest, farm tours and a day paddle on the Pepacton Reservoir. More activities are being added so check in as the event gets closer.

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Additional contact: Sally O’Neill, [email protected]

Shandaken Day

August 18, 2018

Celebrated in the Town of Shandaken
Sponsored by the Town of Shandaken

Shandaken Day has been a yearly event since 2004. Celebrating Shandakens’ 15 hamlets has been great fun and each hamlet is recognized from year to year. The town-sponsored family event highlights the areas Native American history and current day happenings by awarded Hamlet Heroes and Pride of Shandaken awards each year. Vendors include area organizations and businesses and features a Shandaken History exhibit.

This all day affair welcomes visitors and residents and encourages families to enjoy picnics, kids games and fun in the sun for the day. More news as the event date approaches. Located at the Catskill Interpretive Center.

Visit: Additional contact: Tina Rice, [email protected]

Olive Day

September 8, 2018

The Town of Olive will celebrate its community on Saturday, September 8th from 10 am until 6pm at Watson Hollow Road, in West Shokan, NY.

As one of the 6 Signature Events sponsored by the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway municipalities Olive Day will bring together music, activities and vendors to share a day that is all about Olive.

The Olive Day 5K Jason-Kent Reeves Memorial Run registration is at 9am with the start at 10am.  There will be a Frog Jump at 10am, The Town of Olive Police Department will offer a Bike Safety Rodeo at 11am, Line Dancing with the Olive Country Dancers from 12 until 1pm, Music with the Spillway Band from 1 until 3pm, the Olive Ladies Auxiliary Penny Social selling tickets throughout the day with calling at 3pm and finally music with The Pontiacs from 3:30 until 6pm.

Vendors: Crafts and Food starting with coffee and Danish, Olive Fire Dept. with famous Bossie Bingo (place a bet on a cow chip) Olive Frist Aid Blood Pressure Testing, Olive Day Classic Car Show – Vote on your favorite car and Kids Games of Egg Toss, Tug of War, and a Sack Race. Enjoy a great day to enjoy along the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway in the Town of Olive.

Cauliflower Festival

September 21, 2019

Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Margaretville

The 16th Annual Cauliflower Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 10 until 4 in the Village Park, Margaretville.

Celebrating the agricultural history of the area where cauliflower was grown as a cash crop in the first half of the 20th Century, the festival includes a Tractor Parade that lumbers down Main Street and into the village park at 11 a.m..

Music, historical exhibits and a visit by several vintage vehicles participating in the Third Annual Catskills Conquest Rally are among special features of this festival. Shop for local products, handspun yarns, maple syrup, condiments, produce, and specialty items. Artists and craft vendors will offer jewelry, textiles, decor items, and other one-of-a-kind treasures.

This festival is about food: homemade ice cream sodas, spicy Mexican dishes, chicken bbq, pulled pork, delicious cauliflower soup, and fried cauliflower. Freshly made lemonade and kettle corn, hot dogs and other satisfying treats will be available all day long.

Bushels of cauliflower sell out early. So get in line to take some home!

Event Coordinator, Carol O’Beirne, [email protected]