Ramble round this diverse region’s rivers, hills and towns.
Hudson Falls calls their big fall fling Sandy Hill Days and this year it’s grown to fill two locations in Paris Park and Juckett Park, September 7-8. Both parks will be crammed with with crafts, music, food and fun. Clowns, fireworks and midway rides keep the celebration moving.
Part of the popular Hudson River Ramble, Harvest Faire at Crailo State Historic Site recreates a colonial era harvest celebration in the Hudson Valley with 17th-century music, historical reenactors, Native American and colonial demonstrations, vendors, games and activities. The September 15 event is free to the public.
Old fashioned fairs go well into autumn at events like the Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show. The vintage cider mill welcomes you to two full weekends of music and entertainment, September 15-16 and 22-23, and one of the region’s largest displays of hand crafts. Over 150 exhibitors will attend.
The year is 1777 and you’re about to witness history during the 235th Anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga, September 15-16 at the Saratoga Battlefield. Watch the American and British troops set camp, saddle horses, and fire muskets and cannons. Discuss strategy with officers, judge a court-martial, go on a reconnaissance party, or learn period sewing and cooking techniques at this free event.
Whether you come to run, walk or just chow down, the second annual 5K Trail Run/Walk at Mine Kill State Park fits the bill. On September 29, the 5K race passes through grass, pavement and woods in scenic Schoharie Valley—a good tune-up for later season runs. If relay races or a Kids’ Fun Run are more your speed, you’ll still work up an appetite for the Chicken BBQ.
Everyone qualifies to compete in the Family Farm Olympics at Liberty Ridge Farm, October 6-8, with races, relays and games like the challenging Potato Sack Races and 3-Legged Relays. And everybody takes home a medal. Also available is a day or spooky night maze through October.
Visit the Mohawk Valley’s oldest standing home, the Mabee Farm Historic Site, for a taste of colonial hospitality through the end of October. Enjoy workshops, tours and programs at this preserved 300 year old Dutch farmstead and museum on the banks of the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction.
It’s time to gear up for ski season at the Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, New York’s largest winter sports show, November 2-4 at the Empire State Plaza. Equipment, fashions and destinations are all represented, plus an Apres Lodge, Family Fun zone and After the Expo Mega Party. Try some virtual snowboarding; feels like the real thing without the bumps and bruises.
Albany and the surrounding area invites you to Come Play!