Maple Festival and 5K Sap Run

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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.

Additional information: fleischmannsny.com or on facebook

Headwaters History Days

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
June 8, 9, and 10, 2018

Headwaters History Days in Town(s) of Middletown, Roxbury 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!

The weekend starts with a talk from baseball historian Bob Mayer, on Friday evening. A vintage baseball game between the Mountain Athletic Club team and the Connecticut Bulldogs will take place, in Fleischmanns, on Saturday. MAC artifacts will be displayed at the game by the Fleischmanns Museum of Memories.

Also on Saturday, the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be making a presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their lasting impact on the Catskill Mountain region. A short walk through a CCC-planted forest in Huckleberry Brook will follow the presentation.

The newly refurbished Phoenicia Railroad Station will be open from 11 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday. This once-busy station now serves as the Empire State Railway Museum and the museum’s collection of railroad tools, artifacts, and photographs will be on display.

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

For full schedule visit headwaterhistorydays.org.

Contacts: Diane Galusha cybercat@catskill.net and John Duda royalzrus@aol.com

 

 

Andes Community Days

Saturday and Sunday
August 10 and 11, 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.

Visit: Andesnewyork.com or on Facebook

Additional contact: Sally O’Neill, andeshotel@gmail.com.

Shandaken Day

Saturday
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: Shandaken.us. Additional contact: Tina Rice, lstinmts@aol.com

Olive Day

Saturday
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

Saturday
September 22, 2018

Celebrated  in the Village of Margaretville.
Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Margaretville

Event Coordinator, Carol O’Beirne, carol@centralcatskills.com

The 15th Annual Cauliflower Festival will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 10 until 4 in the Village Park, Margaretville.

Celebrating the agricultural history of the area where cauliflower was grown as a cash crop for the dairy farmers in the region visitors come to enjoy a Tractor Parade that will drive along Main Street into the Festival when the Catskill Mountain News will award the Best of Show Trophy to one of the farmers. This year a special treat for the youngsters will be a visit from Tractor Mac a very popular storybook character. Bushels of cauliflower sell out early. So get in line one to take home.

Hay rides, music, historical exhibits and displays of farm equipment used in growing cauliflower will be featured at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown tent. Pure Catskills members will fill their tent with local foods, and food products, hand spun yarns and yarn products and maple syrup. Artists and craft vendors will offer hand made and unique items along with many additional vendors. This festival is about food so there will be many choices for eating tasty dishes. It is the highlight of the event: home made ice cream sodas, spicy Mexican dishes, chichken bbq, pulled pork, delicious cauliflower soup and fried cauliflower. Freshly made lemonade and kettle corn, and tasty hot dogs and pizza are available all day long.

This event is sponsored by the Village of Margaretville as its Signature Event and coordinated by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce.