Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Fall Events Sept. thru October
WYBN TV 14 News – Windham NY 9/19/2018
SEPTEMBER BRINGS CRISP DAYS AND COOL NIGHTS IN THE CENTRAL CATSKILLS……REALLY!
CAULIFLOWER FESTIVAL COMING ON SAT. SEPT. 22 – TRACTOR PARADE AT 11:30AM ALONG MAIN STREET, MARGARETVILLE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10 – 4 – 15TH ANNUAL MARGARETVILLE CAULIFLOWER FESTIVAL is a Signature Event for the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway. Held each September at the VILLAGE PARK, MARGARETVILLE, NY 12455 – 845-586-3300 or visit www.margaretvillecauliflowerfestival.org or www.centralcatskills.com or www.ScenicCatskills.com FREE
THE TRACTOR PARADE BEGINS AT 11:30AM AND TRAVELS ALONG MAIN STREET, MARGARETVILLE TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.
Highlights of the event INCLUDE:
PURE CATSKILL MEMBERS offering items including meats from Crystal Book Farms, New Kingston, Alpaca Fibers, meats and apples and pears from Twin Ponds Farms, Bloomville, Tree Juice Maple Syrup made in Arkville, Honey from Pure Mountain Honey, Trout Creek, and Vly Creek Vodka and Catskill Mtn. Maple Spirit from Union Grove Distillery in Arkville and MORE.
THE MIDDLETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY FILLS ITS TENT WITH EXHIBITS, KIDS ACTIVITIES, Cauliflower History books for sale and antique farm equipment. Once again this year the 1903 HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE ENDURANCE RUN IS TRAVELING ALONG RTE 28 FROM THE CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER TO FRANKLIN WITH A STOP IN PINE HILL AND THE CAULIFLOWER FESTIVAL. Arriving early afternoon they will pull into the Festival and park adjacent to the HISTORY TENT to meet and talk with visitors about their cars.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PAVILION presents MIKE HERMANN AND JASON STARR each offering their own style with vocals and guitar. A welcome interlude while you have lunch or a snack at the Pavilion Food Court. Empanadas, cauliflower pizza and soup, bbq chicken and ice cream are just a few of the tasty treats to enjoy at the Festival.
ARTS & CRAFTS TENT sits in the center of the activities with artists from around the region. Hand crafted wood furniture, heirloom quality cloth dolls, uniquely designed stained glass and glass jewelry quilted items to give your home that country feeling are just a sampling of the local arts and crafts vendors attending.
KIDS ARTS featured at the Margaretville Central School Arts Club and FARM ANIMAL PETTING AREA AND PONY RIDES, a CAULIFLOWER PHOTO BOARD for taking pictures adds to the special activities for children and families.
COMMUNITY GROUPS to visit are FLEISCHMANNS FIRST and the CATSKILL RECREATION CENTER FOR INFORMATION. ALTA LOG HOMES will have its traveling LOG HOME and the CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION will share details about its forest management efforts and programs.
Many more vendors offer clothing, hand made soap by TRULY JULIE, outdoor gear and crafts from SAKARI OUTDOOR, BLUE SKY FARM AND WINERY, and the ever popular STREAM TABLE set up by the Delaware Country Soil & Water Conservation Districts Stream Management staff. And if you are looking for ornaments for holiday lawn displays then KAATSKILL MTN. CRAFTS is the vendor to see. Bob Bode has been attending these events for decades. And of course COUNTRY PRIDE CHEESE will be offering its very tasty and popular cheese items. Do not forget your cauliflower for sale at the Pavilion.
This Signature Event for the Village of Margaretville is part of the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway marketing initiative.
Thank you to our sponsors: PURE CATSKILLS a program of the Watershed Agricultural Council, The Delaware County Bed Tax Grant Program, WIOX Community Radio, ADAMS FAIRACRES FARMS, Kingston, the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, Directive, Inc., Freshtown.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 5PM CATSKILL CENTER FALL GALA AT BELLEAYRE MT.
This annual event celebrates the Catskills and the Catskill Interpretive Center’s programs, events and activities. Join members or become a member at this annual fundraiser. A SPECIAL TREAT – TAKE A RIDE ON THE GONDOLA. Contact Jonathan at 845-586-2611 for ticket information. www.catskillcenter.org for tickets.
If you cannot attend consider making a donation to these worthy programs. www.catskillcenter.org or www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org
SATURDAY, SEPT 22 AND SUNDAY SEPT 23 GREATER CATSKILL MOUNTAIN QUILT SHOW
The Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame will be hosting the 19th Biennial Quilt Show, “A Festival of Quilts”, from 10am-4pm at the Hilt Kelly Hall located at the Roxbury Arts Group Gallery, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury NY. http://www.roxburyartsgroup.org
The Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame was formed ln 1982 with established guild reps from Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. Schoharie County joined in 1983. Since it’s origin, 89 quilters who have been thru the nomination and judging process, have been inducted.
This year the group has added a special Student Appreciation Day, Friday, September 2l* by invitation to several schools in the five county area free of charge as part of the group’s purpose to continue to educate and share the history of a regional artistry. Home School students are welcome as well.
Saturday’s special feature will be to meet the newly inducted members. There will be a special video of the groups history and bios of all inducted members; as well as a Memorial Display of the sad loss of two members. Both public days will have opportunities for door prizes, raffle baskets, and this year’s special raffle quilt “Flowers in my Catskill Mountain Cabin”. A11 raffIes will be drawn at the end of the last show day and winners notified.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 1PM FACE-TO-FACE WITH RAPTORS @ WOODCHUCK LODGE’S FINAL WILD SATURDAY PROGRAM IN ROXBURY
The next and final Wild Saturday at Woodchuck Lodge, on October 6th 2018 at 1pm, is entitled Face-to-Face with Raptors. Annie Mardiney, federally licensed wildlife “rehabilitator”, shares her deep passion by bringing hawks, owls, and falcons to Woodchuck Lodge. Come meet them face to face! This is one of our most popular events to date with almost 60 people turning up for this talk last year.The event takes place at 1pm at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Children are welcome.
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