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Market on the Mohawk

The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department is pleased to announce we will be adding another great event to our schedule for 2022.  Market on the Mohawk will be an open-air green market which will run Saturday mornings from 10am-2pm adjacent to Amsterdam’s Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook.

Come visit as vendors, shoppers, family, and friends gather at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook located in the heart of our city to enjoy Amsterdam’s Open-Air Market.  At the Market you will find locally sourced produce, live music, and vendors who produce everything they sell. All our vendors accept cash, and many also accept debit and credit cards. If you don’t have cash, you can purchase market tokens using credit, debit, or EBT/SNAP cards at our booth

 

For information on becoming a vendor please contact Rob Spagnola or Michele Pawlik in the City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing and Recreation Department at 518-841-4328 or 518-841-4307. All vendor spaces are free of charge. Space is limited.

For complete details please visit the City of Amsterdam Market on the Mohawk Facebook event page.

 

Attention Tourism Properties/Businesses. We need your help!

The Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce is seeking updated Brochures, Rack Cards, Menus etc. from all Tourism Properties/Businesses in Montgomery County.

We are currently looking for updated and new information to expand our Tourism Center and need your help.

Please email mctourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org if you have anything to provide to us. Pick-up’s can be arranged or you can drop off to our location at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center.

We look forward to hearing from you and expanding our Tourism Center. Thank you!

 

 

 

Fall Foliage Report: September 30 – October 6

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 25%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Oranges and Yellows emerging, sumac reds starting to shine

Rating: We’re nearing midpoint but the colors are already beautiful along the Mohawk Valley

The leaves are continuing to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, Oranges and Yellows emerging, sumac reds starting to shine.

The weather has been beautiful, so get out while you can and enjoy all of the gorgeous views.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 23-29

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Green with touches of dull yellows and oranges starting to emerge

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are just beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches of yellow and orange starting to emerge.

This weekend looks to be shaping up to be a gorgeous one. If you haven’t already, visit one of the local Orchard’s in the County. Sandflat’s Orchard and Conbeer’s in Fonda are both great options to take the family out on a nice fall day. Get out and enjoy the crisp air and spectacular views!

On Saturday, the Amsterdam Farmer’s Market will be hosting their Fall Festival from 10am-4pm at the Sanford Stud Farm with PrimoMobile DJs, food, vendors, fall décor, cider donuts and cider, yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and the harvest princesses will be there between noon and 2:00 p.m. to take pictures with the children. Great family friendly event!

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

History of Beer in New York State

History of Beer in New York State

On August 27 at 6:30 pm Historian Craig Gravina will be speaking at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site about the history of beer brewing in New York State.  The talk will take place in the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center at 129 Schoharie Street. The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will have a very brief meeting before the talk, and refreshments will be served following the presentation.  All are welcome to attend.

As Craig Gravina says he is a ‘”world class beer drinker, so infatuated with the stuff that he took to researching and writing about over the last ten years”. He will talk about the history of the brewing industry in the Hudson Valley and include its close connection with the Mohawk Valley including the Erie Canal and grain production in the valley and as well as other interesting personalities and events.  He will also be doing a book signing of his book Upper Hudson Valley Beer.

For more information about these events and more, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our Facebook page Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 71 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

 

 

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in New York!


AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in New York!
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New York! They plan to film episodes of the hit
series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May 2019!
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.
The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s
most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting
stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten
relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair
hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s
past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve
never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN
PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a
large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking
through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.
facebook: @GotAPick
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Mondays at 9pm EST on History.

Quilt Barn Trail

The Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail continues to grow with 150 squares along the trail.

Fall Foliage Report: September 26 – October 2

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter 

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  11%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Mostly green hints of Orange

Rating: beginning stages

The leaves are beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches orange, yellow and red.

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The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

On Saturday, September 29th Fort Klock Historic Restoration’s 18th century Revolutionary war living history event will be happening! Interrupted Harvest 1778 the raids begin10:00 AM04:00 PM.

Also, the Schoharie River  Center in Esperance, will be hosting the Square and Contradance, a lively evening of dancing! Catskills caller, Peter Blue, will call this square and contra dance in the SRC Cultural Center. Live music by Erik House, Kathy Shimberg, and Ira McIntosh.

The 2nd Annual OktoberFest Block Party will be held on Saturday, October 6th on Amsterdam’s Southside! Food, German music, and of course beer! Fall treats and goodies for sale, games all day, food and craft vendors, and more.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 19 – 25

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter and Down by the River Kayak Rentals, Amsterdam

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  10%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Mostly green hints of yellow and red

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are just beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches of red and yellow.

The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

Mont. Co. Foliage Blog

On Sunday, September 22 there are a few great events happening.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is teaming up with Down by the River Kayak Rentals to host introductory kayaking lessons for children. These courses are intended for beginner or novice level paddlers ages 14 to 17.  Audrey Egelston of Down by the River Kayak Rentals will facilitate the two-hour introductory sessions.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this free program.

In Canajoharie, Montgomery County Historian/RMO Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar will lead a walking tour of the Village of Canajoharie on Saturday, September 22 at 11 am. The tour will highlight various sites associated with the African Americans who lived in Canajoharie during the 19th century as well as potential abolitionist activity. Brochures will identify the sites on a map of the Village of Canajoharie and the walking tour will include a portion of the sites, not all, but the brochures/maps will be available long after the walking tour. For more information please contact: Jenna Peterson Riley | (518) 673-2314.

At Old Fort Johnson the Annual Fall Fundraiser will be held from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Featuring a sampler of the county’s best homemade soups, breads and pies. Enjoy amazing regional cooking while supporting the preservation of Old Fort Johnson. Limited seating, advance tickets recommended.$25 adults, $10 children includes unlimited soup samples, bread, pie, beverage and a special limited edition commemorative mug. Held rain or shine under tents in our beautiful gardens.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337

Fall Foliage Report: September 12-18

I LOVE NY starts the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 12 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November.  Montgomery County has started its own annual report this year as well.

Reporting station:  Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter and Down by the River Kayak Rentals, Amsterdam

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  5%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Mostly green with some yellow

Rating: Just beginning

The leaves are just beginning to change in Montgomery County.  While green is still predominant, there are touches of yellow.

The calendar is full of events including live music, historic celebrations, and agricultural events.  The Ames Museum is celebrating the end of summer and the 1747 Nellis Tavern is open for tours through September.

On Sunday is the annual Sundae on the Farm located at Dykeman & Sons, Fultonville.  A specialty of this farm is their rotary parlor and a robotic post-dipper. Learn about these new technologies on the farm while having fun. There will be educational activities, food, different varieties of farm animals, and more. foliage report 9_12_18

On Sunday, September 22, Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is teaming up with Down by the River Kayak Rentals to host introductory kayaking lessons for children. These courses are intended for beginner or novice level paddlers ages 14 to 17.  Audrey Egelston of Down by the River Kayak Rentals will facilitate the two-hour introductory sessions.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this free program.

Explore our countryside, enjoy our events, and take in the autumn season!

Call for Travel Guides and Specialty Maps!

1.800.743.7337