Independence Day celebrations ’round the region
Independence Day at Schuyler Mansion – Colonial festival highlighted by 18th century fife and drum, re-enactors, games and crafts at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany. 11am-4pm. For more info: 434.0834.
Price Chopper 4th on the Plaza – One of America’s most dramatic settings for dazzling fireworks and great food, crafts, and entertainment at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. 2pm-10pm. For more info: 473.0559, www.albany.org.
Family Fest – Free kiddie rides, pony rides, face painting, climbing wall, hay maze, magic show, food and games featuring fireworks and live music from the White Water Band at the Columbia Fairgrounds in Chatham. 3pm-11pm. For more info: 392.2121, www.columbiafair.com.
Independence Day Celebration – 18th century music and entertainment, food and the Saugerties fireworks display at the Clermont State Historic Site in Clermont. 3pm-10pm. $8 per vehicle event fee. For more info: 537.4240, www.friendsofclermont.org.
Lake Placid July 4th Parade and Celebration – The Lake Placid Main Street will feature “Set the Night to Music” featuring a parade, music by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and fireworks to set off at Mirror Lake Beach! 4:30pm-end of fireworks. For more info: www.lakeplacid.com.
4th of July Celebration in Cairo – Craft and food vendors, live music and fireworks at the Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo. Free. 1pm-10pm. For more info: 622.3939, www.cairochamberofcommerce.com.
Windham 4th of July Parade – Town-wide event that starts at 7pm in Windham. For more info: www.greenetourism.com.
Fourth on the Third Celebration – Live band “Flame” to appear, crafters, kiddy rides, games, secessions, large fireworks display scheduled for dusk at Wiles Park in Fort Plain. 12am. For more info: 993.2527.
Independence Day Parade – Local high school bands, barbeque, and a concert in Springfield Center (11 miles north of Cooperstown). Starts 11am. For more info: 315.858.5802.
Independence Day Ice Cream Social – Featuring handmade and white elephant items as well as books. Hot dogs and lemonade will be served and ice cream with homemade cakes. Games for children. Event will be held indoors in case of inclement weather at the Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street, Cooperstown. For more info: 607.547.8401, www.thisiscooperstown.com.
Independence Day Celebration – Traditional celebration done year after year and includes patriotic music, games, dances and orations at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. 12pm-5pm. For more info: 607.547.1450, www.farmersmuseum.org
4th of July Sand Sculpture Contest – All participants receive a prize! Pre-registration required. 12pm. Long Pond Beach, Grafton Lake State Park, Grafton. For more info: 279.1155.
The 4th on the 5th – Part of “Sundays at the Center”, the event celebrates the 4th of July with an old-fashioned celebration complete with watermelon, cotton candy, children’s games, flag ceremony, music, prizes, the Pet Parade (dress your pet in 4th of July attire) and Uncle Sam himself! Free. 1:30pm-3:30pm. Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. For more info: 674.2007; www.slca-ctp.org.
Independence Day at Crailo – Celebrate Independence Day with the public opening of the exhibit, “A Sweet and Alien Land: Colony of the Dutch in the Hudson River Valley.” The celebration of the new permanent exhibit will feature 17th century Dutch re-enactors music and refreshments. $5, under 12 free.. For more info: 463.8738; www.nysparks.com.
All-American Celebration – Music, history and fireworks at Congress Park on Broadway in Saratoga. For more info: 587.3550.
Independence Day at Saratoga Battlefield – Morning citizenship ceremony is followed by Park Ranger Joe Craig portraying a 1776 town crier with news of American Independence. Join fellow citizens in toasting the 13 “new” states. Citizenship Ceremony at 10am. Readings of Declaration of Independence 1pm-3pm. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater. For more info: 664.9821; www.saratoga.org.
Waterford Steamboat Rally – A really great way to spend the 4th of July weekend and get together with other steamboats followed by fireworks at dusk at the Waterford Erie Canal. 9am-9pm. For more info: 233.9123.
Collins Park Independence Day – Grab a blanket and watch the fireworks at Collins Park in Scotia. For more info: 374.8611.
Independence Day Celebration at Old Stone Fort Museum – Stone Fort Militia Programs, reading of the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie. 10am-5pm. For more info: 295.7192; www.oldstonefort.org.
Cobleskill 4th of July Celebration – Old-fashioned celebration with downtown parade, field games, food and merchandise vendors with fireworks at dusk at Schoharie County Fairgrounds in Cobleskill. 3pm-after fireworks. For more info: 221.3269; www.sunshinefair.org.
Argyle Independence Day Parade – Parade kicks off at 11am on the village streets of Argyle followed by Fireman’s Chicken Barbeque at the Firehouse.12:30pm. For more info: 638.8667; www.greenwichchamber.org.
Salem’s 4th of July – Carnival will take place on carnival grounds on Archibald Street right off NYS Rte 22 starting 6pm July 2-3. Food will be served with fun games and activities for both kids and adults. On July 4, a parade will kick-off at the Holy Cross Church on North Main Street at 5pm and will proceed to the carnival grounds. Fireworks display at 9:30pm.
4th of July Celebration at Bolton Landing – Fireworks, professional DJ, balloon twister, raffle basket, glow necklaces at the Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing. Free. 7pm-10pm. For more info: www.boltonchamber.com.
Fort Ticonderoga Independence Day Celebration – Celebrate Independence Day and America’s First Victory of the American Revolution. Readings of the Declaration of the Independence will go on throughout the day on Fort grounds. There will also be a parade with a fife & drum performance. For more info: 585.2821, www.fort-ticonderoga.org.
Glens Falls Independence Day Celebration – Top “50” antique & classic car, truck and motorcycle show, trophies, live entertainment, magic acts, kids’ activities, food vendors, concert by Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and fireworks at Upper Glen Street, Glens Falls. For more info: 761.9453, www.boltonchamber.com.
At the Plaza Kick-Off Party – The Office of General Services invites you to spend your lunchtime at the Empire State Plaza as they kick off the summer season in style with favorite vendors, tons of giveaways, and a rocking performance in Albany. 11am-2pm
Plaza Food Festival – A favorite among Capital Region residents where you get to try foods from more than 80 vendors including local, state and ethnic specialties and wineries. Regional and national artists will perform throughout the festival. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 11am-9pm
GE Kids Day – Spend the day with your kids and other families as the Plaza comes alive with children’s entertainers, clowns, jugglers, face painters, rides, animals and so much more. Free. 12pm-5pm. Empire State Plaza, Albany. For more info: www.ogs.state.ny.us.
Country Night – Featuring Steve Azar. Free. 5pm-9pm. Empire State Plaza, Albany.
Country Fair and Auction – Old-fashioned country fair includes auction, craft items, toys, books, homemade cakes and pies, food vendors, children’s activities and much more. 9am-3pm. Church of St John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls. For more info: 329.0395; www.stjohnw.org.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – A four-day community event of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. For more info 866.325.2744; www.falconridgefolk.
The Namesake Celebration – A three-day waterfront festival featuring tours of the replica ship Half Moon, a gala concert, a petting zoo, circus workshops, a Farmers’ Market, displays from historic sites and towns throughout Columbia County, ferry service to village of Athens and historic Hudson-Athens Lighthouse and fireworks in Hudson. For more info: www.cityofhudson.org.
I Love Barbeque Festival – Three-day community festival featuring music, kids, rides, food demonstrations, and a professional barbeque competition sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society. Olympic Skating Oval, Lake Placid. For more info: www.ilbbqf.com.
Music in the Park Catskill – Free concerts at Dutchmen’s Landing Park, Main Street on the River in Catskill every Thursday evening from 7-9pm. This week’s performance from The GTO’s performing Doo Wop and A-capella. If inclement weather, concert will be held at Warehouse Building at Historic Catskill Point. For more info; 943.0989, www.catskillny.org.
Athens Street Festival Greene – Fun-filled family day including food, crafts, live music, car show, parade and fireworks at dusk on Water and Second streets in the village of Athens. 10am-11pm. For more info: 945.2789, www.athensstreetfestival.com.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Oak Hill – Four-day outdoor music festival featuring award-winning bluegrass and acoustic music with performances on four stages, workshops, festive foods, crafts and music vendors. Featuring: Hot Rize, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Red Knuckles, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Michael Cleveland, Gibson Brothers, Uncle Earl, The Greencards, Infamous Stringdusters, Red Stick Ramblers, Big Sandy plus many more. Gates open 8am daily. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. For more info: 888.946.8495; www.greyfoxbluegrass.com.
4th Annual Mountaintop Summer Festival – Exquisite handcrafts and unique merchandise from custom jams to jellies to jewelry, hand-carved walking sticks, country and cottage-inspired dcor and much more. Raindate 7/19. Free. 11am-4pm. Bear Creek Restaurant & Recreational Park, Hunter. For more info; 263.3839, www.mentgroup.com.
Greene County Youth Fair – Family fun activities including animal shows, demonstrations, and a variety of entertainment. Come see the youth of Greene County showcase their talents and skills. Angelo Canna Town Park, Cairo. For more info; 239.6159; www.greenecountyyouthfair.com.
July 31-Aug 2
Annual Civil War Music Heritage Gathering & Encampment – Members of the Civil War Heritage Foundation will conduct encampment, living history programs and artillery exhibitions with music, entertainment and food. “Old Windham Centre” heritage walking tour 7/31 from 6:30pm-8pm. Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Admission required. Centre Church, Windham. For more info: 734.5655, www.greenetourism.com.
Strawberry Festival and Bazaar – Shortcake, ice cream, milk shakes,
sundaes, music, a BBQ and much more. 9am-3pm. Church Street,
Chestertown. For more info: 494.3374.
July 4-August 24
Luzerne Chamber Music Festival – Eight Monday evening concerts
featuring resident artists, faculty and visiting performers. Luzerne
Faulty Concerts on Fridays, Student Chamber Music recitals on
Saturdays, Carefree Sunday afternoons~Student Chamber Music, 75-member
Symphony Orchestra. For more info: www.luzernemusic.org.
Parkfest – Food, bands, rides, an Amsterdam Mohawks baseball game and
giant fireworks display. Admission fee. Shuttlesworth Park, Amsterdam.
For more info: 588.9471.
Summer Pops Concert & Fireworks – Outdoor concert featuring the
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, a light classical and popular style of
music. Free. 8pm. Shepard Park, Lake George.
Ice Cream Social & Concert – Donations at the door $2.50. 6pm. Rice
Homestead Museum, Mayfield (rain location at the Firemen’s Pavilion in
Mayfield). For more info: 661.5576.
July 11 & 12
18th Annual Nelliston Days – Craft fair, flea market, cruise-in, Big
Al’s Rock-n-Roll Show, Chronkhite Miller Davern, Tales from Remikreh,
prizes and raffles. 7/11 Chicken Bar BQ at the Nelliston Village Park
in Nelliston. Free. For more info: 993.2815.
Fort Edward Heritage Days Summer Celebration – Musical entertainment
and a number of community events taking place at the Underwood Park,
the Yacht Basin, and throughout the Village. For more info: 747.4023;
Stone Soup Concert – These popular local musicians play a variety of
traditional blues, jazz, folk, gospel, Irish tunes and original pieces.
7pm. The Dutch Barn at Fort Klock Historic Restoration, St. Johnsville.
For more info; 568.7779.
2nd Annual Colonial Family Field Day – 18th century games and family
fun. Join us as we celebrate summer fun with on-going games and
activities including Quoits, Graces, Stilts, Skittles and Fox &
Geese. A marble pit will test your skill and accuracy. $2. 11am-4pm.
Old Johnson, Fort Johnson. For more info: 843.0300.
July 10-August 18
Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival – Event held during the summer in the intimate setting of The Farmers’ Museum as well as various locations throughout Otsego County. Under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, the chamber offers a lively mix of chamber music favorites, jazz concerts, and a series for children and families at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. For more info: 877.666.7421, www.cooperstownmusicfest.org.
Troy Pig Out BBQ Festival – Sample different forms of barbeque from restaurants all over the Northeast looking to show off their barbeque and grilling talents, or check out the NYS BBQ Championship. Fireworks show on the Hudson River will also be featured. Proceeds benefit the Kidney Foundation. Sat. 11am-10pm; Sun. 11am-4pm. $1 for each sample. Riverfront Park, downtown Troy. For more info 272.9786.
July 31-August 1
Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival – Music festival featuring various music sites including middle eastern music, jazz, blues, rock, country, folk, reggae and soul. 7pm-11pm. Downtown Saratoga Springs. For more info: 587.8635.
Music Company Orchestra Summer Concert – In celebrating their 35th anniversary, this group will be playing their favorite songs through the years in a summer concert. Free. 7pm. Freedom Park, (Jumpin’ Jacks), Scotia. For more info: www.mcomusic.org.
Schenectady County Summer Night – Community festival featuring family-friendly entertainers, live music, children’s activities and fireworks presented at locations throughout downtown Schenectady on State Street between Broadway and Lafayette. 5pm-10pm. For more info: 388.4355; www.schenectadycounty.com.
Caribbean Festival – Treasure chests of tastes featuring food of some countries that colonized this regions like the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France and England. A Taste of Europe, Cobleskill. 6:30pm. For more info: 296.8000, www.atasteofeuropeny.com.
Through August 24
Musical Magical Mondays – Every Monday night enjoy live music, magicians, jugglers, bounce houses. 7pm. Shepard Park, Lake George.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursday Night Fireworks – Weather permitting. 9:30pm. Free! Shepard Park, Lake George.
Whitehall Summer Festival – Vendors, food, children’s games and rides, a cake booth, free concert, fireworks. 6pm-10pm. Skenesborough Harbor Park, Whitehall. For more info: 499.1155.
Fort Edward Heritage Days Summer Celebration – Musical entertainment and a number of community events taking place at the Underwood Park, the Yacht Basin, and throughout the Village. For more info: 747.4023; www.fortedwardnewyork.net.
Summer Concerts & Special Events
Guilderland Performing Arts Center Summer Concert Series
Tawasentha Park, Rte 146, Guilderland. All shows begin at 7:30pm. For more info: 456.3150
12 Family Players Present “Titanic”
Guilderland Town Band
The Riverview Ramblers
The Georgie Wonders Orchestra
Guilderland Town Band
Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra
Hair of the Dog
Powers Park Summer Concert Series
Powers Park, 110th St & Second Avenue, Troy. For more info: 270.4493
All shows 6-8:30pm.
Rock & Blues Night with Blue Hand Luke
Elvis Presley Tribute with Little Elvis
Billy Joel Tribute with Stormfront
Rock n’ Roll Night with Mike & the Monsters
Country Night with Loose Cannon Live
Neil Diamond and Oldies Tribute with Al Bruno
Roots Rock n’ Roll Night with Johnny Rabb & the Jailhouse Rockers
2009 Concerts in the Barn at the Pruyn House
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Newtonville. Adults $5; Children under 13 free. For more info: 783.1435
The Golden Age of Rock and Roll with the Lost Faculties 7-9pm
German Fest with the Mountain Brauhaus Band 6:30-9pm
Italian Night with the Good Times Band. Italian food served at 5pm. Music 6:30-9pm
Polish Night with the Rymanowski Bros. Orchestra. Polish dinner served at 5pm. Music 6:30-9pm
Irish Night at the Barn with Hair of the Dog. 7-9pm.
Alive at Five 2009 Concert Series
Albany Riverfront Park. Rain location at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch beneath 787 overpass. Opening bands at 5pm. Headline bands begin at 6:30pm. For more info: www.albanyevents.org
Disco Night with The Village People. Opening Band: The Refrigerators
Irish Night with Black 47. Opening Band: Kevin McKrell & The Hard Road Ceili Band
Latin Night with Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. Opening Band: Sensemaya
Tribute Night with Hotel California “A Salute to The Eagles”. Opening Band: Aloud
Horn Power Night with Tower of Power. Opening Band: Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band
Soul Night with Neville Brothers. Opening Band: Mingo Fishtrap
Reggae Night with The Wailers. Opening Band: Bearin’ Peace
Collar City Live
Riverfront Park, Downtown Troy. For more info: 273.0834. Shows are from 12pm-1pm unless otherwise noted.
Puppet People- The Last Dragon
Special location and time: Griswold Heights Community Center 12:45pm
Peter, Paul, and George
Happy and the Boys
Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh
Tales n’ Tunes
Linda Schrade & David Kiphuth
Ten Broeck Mansion
9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany; 436.9826
Garden Talk & Tea, “Uses of Herbs in Colonial Medicine” presented by Stuart W. Lehman, NYS-OGS Curatorial/Tour Services. Tea and refreshments following presentation. $5. 1pm-3pm.
“An Evening In the Garden”. Enjoy an enchanted evening with friends with champagne and various hors d’oeuvres. $25 per person. Reservations required. 6pm-8pm.
Archeology Summer Camp for entering 5th & 6th graders. 9am-3pm.
Archeology Camp Open House. Public is welcome. Free. 1pm-3pm.
Garden Talk & Tea, “History of Schenectady’s Central Park Rose Garden” by David Gade. Tea and refreshments following presentation. $5. 1-3pm
Colonie Town Band playing “A Potpourri of Popular American Music”. $15. 7pm.
The Musicians of Ma’alwyck will present “A Concert of Favorite Airs”. $15. 6:30pm.
Washington Park, Albany. For more info: 434.0776; www.parkplayhouse.com
July 14-August 23
High School Musical – Tuesday – Sunday 8pm
Clifton Common Stage
Vischer Ferry Road, Clifton Park. For more info: www.cliftonpark.org/notsocommonplayers
July 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 19
Bye Bye Birdie – This musical theatre play brought by the Not So Common Players was inspired by the late Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the army in 1957. The fictitious rock star’s name, “Conway Birdie” is a word play on Conway Twitty, another popular singer of the era. Free. All performances at 7:30pm.
Freedom Park Concerts and Performances
Freedom Park, Scotia. All shows begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted.. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
R&B/Dance Rock with Alan Payette Band
Scotia Glenville Community Band
Scottish Pipe & Drum with Scotia Glenville Pipe Band
Jazz with April Marie & Friends
Jazz with Brian Pateneaude Quartet
Music Company Orchestra
Party Rock with The Audiostars
Rockabilly with Johnny Rabb and the Jailhouse Rockers
Motown with Solid Smoke
Big Band with The Joey Thomas Band
Blues with Ernie Williams
Classical & Flamenco with Maria Zemantauski and Alegria
Irish with Hair of the Dog
Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival
Latin Jazz & Salsa with Sensemaya
Folk & Bluegrass with Happy Balky & the Good Livin’
Alternate Rock with Sirsy
The Signature Brass (Date change)
Tommy V and the Works
Country with Loose Cannon
Billy Joel Tribute with Storm Front
Classical with The Wister Quartet
Doc Springs Rehabilitated Dixieland Jazz Band
August 20, 21, 22
Our Town Productions Presents musical “Godspell”
Modern Dance with Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Christian Music with Shine
Tri City Valley Cats
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy. Home game schedule, all games begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted. For more info: 629.2287; www.tcvalleycats.com
July 4 – vs. Brooklyn Cyclones
July 5 – vs. Brooklyn Cyclones 5pm
July 6 – vs. Brooklyn Cyclones 11am
July 10 – vs. Oneonta Tigers
July 12 – vs. Oneonta Tigers 5pm
July 14-16 – vs. State College Spikes
July 20-24 – vs. Auburn Doubledays
July 27, 28 – vs. Lowell Spinners
Shaker Summer Craft Fair – Explore booths of over 80 crafters on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society including jewelry, apparel, ornaments, household goods, toys, and gourmet foods. A family activity station is also available for kids of all ages including pony rides and site tours. $4; under 18 free. 10am-4pm. 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Colonie. For more info; 456.7890
Fall Harvest Craft Fair – Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, gourmet foods, quilts, pottery, soaps, and decorative items for your home. Family activity station also provided for the little ones. $4; under 18 free. 10am-4pm. 875 Watervliet Shaker Road, Colonie. For more info: 456.7890.
Craft Fair – Variety of crafters that benefits the Saratoga Springs Historical Society. 10am-4pm. Rain or shine. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. For more info: 377.5091.
Summer in Saratoga Arts and Crafts Fair – Annual event held to benefit the Saratoga Central Catholic High School. Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. For more info: 587.6145.
July 25-26, August 1-2, September 5-6
Lakeside Farm Craft Show – Crafts and more. 10am-4pm. Free. Lakeside Farm, Ballston Lake. For more info: 399.8959.
Round Lake Arts & Crafts Festival – The Capital District’s largest and most popular juried crafts festival featuring 125 skilled artists and craftsmen selling and demonstrating their unique products while the quaint Victorian village of Round Lake is transformed into a Camelot-scene with festival tents, food booths and music. Proceeds benefit Round Lake Library. Free. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm. For more info: 686.5789.
Sept 19-20, 26-27
Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show – Over 140 juried crafters featuring woodwork, quilts, baskets, florals, candles, clothing, painting, nature photos, jewelry and much more. You can also check out the cider mill, bakery, ice cream/fudge shop, gem mine, and dino dig all in this rustic country atmosphere. Free. $5 parking fee. 9am-5pm. Eagle Mills Cider Mill and Family Fun Park, 282 Cty. Hwy. 138, off Rte 29, Broadalbin. For more info: 883.8700.
Mabee Farm Craft Festival – Features the best in local area arts including wood crafting, folk art, jams, handwovens, candles, jewelry, fine arts, painted furniture, artisan demonstrations and traditional music.10am. Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam. For more info: 887.5073.
Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair – 300 spaces, arts and crafts, handcrafted food, demos, wild life show, handcrafted musical instruments. Adults $7; seniors $6; children under 16 free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz. For more info: 845.679.8087.
Arts & Crafts Festival – Quilts, ceramics, photographs, woodcrafts, jewelry, over 30 vendors. 10am-4pm. Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing. For more info: 644.2161.
26th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival – Homemade items, arts, crafts and food. 9am-5pm. Main Street, Warrensburg. For more info: 623.2161.
River View Arts & Crafts Fair – Local arts and craft show with over 50 vendors. 9am-3pm. The Pavilion, Lake Luzerne. For more info: 696.3423.
36th Annual Madison Antique Show – Quality antiques and collectibles. $4; children under 10 with adult free. 9am-4pm rain or shine. Madison Town Green, Boston Post Road, Madison. For more info: 203.421.3241; www.northmadisoncc.org.
July 14-19 & September 8-13
Brimfield Antique Show – Browse through over 5,000 antique dealers for a particular item or surprise yourself with a great find! This historic show started back in 1959 and has since grown to attract over 30,000 visitors each day. Hours vary depending on field location. Brimfield, MA. For more info and directions: www.brimfieldexchange.com.
Antique at Elm Bank Estate – More than 150 diverse dealers showing thousands of antiques indoors and outside under tents. All spaces protected in case of rain. Admission to the show includes entrance to the Manor House, an historic home which has recently opened to the public after 20 years. General admission $10; children under 16 free. Saturday 9am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm. 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.
For more info: www.neantiqueshows.com.
Manchester Pickers Market Antiques Show – Exciting seven hours of discovery and antiquing. Features 113 pickers and dealers offering 18th, 19th, & early 20th century fresh-to-the-market antiques. Early buying 9am-11am $35; general admission $10 11am-4pm. The Furniture World Building, 1300 S. Porters Street, Manchester. For more info: 845.876.0616.
The Start of Manchester Antiques Show – The finest Americana, Country, Primitive Formal and Folk Art Dealers will be featured. Tuesday 12pm-6pm; Wednesday 11am-5pm. General admission $10; young collectors 12-21 $5; children under 12 free. The Event Center at C.R Sparks, 18 Kilton Road, Bedford. For more info: www.flamingoeventz.com.
15th Annual Midweek in Manchester Antiques Show – Two-day show presents 112 top antique specialists displaying their selections of 18th, 19th & early 20th century antiques in room setting. Wednesday 9am-6pm; Thursday 11am-5pm. General admission $15. The Furniture World Building 1300 S. Porter Street, Manchester. For more info: 845.876.0616; www.barnstar.com/mnchstr.html.
17th Antiques In the Church Yard – Front lawn filled to the capacity with 120 dealers. $7. 9am-5pm. Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church, Corner of Rt. 123 and Shady Lane, South Salem. For more info: www.cord-shows.com/july42009.html.
Cooperstown Antiques Show – 75 to 100 dealers will be selling their wares ranging from small antique glassware and jewelry to rugs, furniture and crocks. On-site parking and food available. 9am-4pm. Early birds 6:30-9am. $4. Wood Bull Antiques, 2930 State Highway 28, Milford. For more info: 607.286.9021.
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Creekside Antique & Flea Market – 50 plus vendors selling a variety of antiques, collectibles, glassware, china, books tools, furniture and assorted treasures. Rain or shine. 8am-4pm. Route 145, Livingstonville. For more info: 239.4865.
Antiques in Blenheim – Get your fill of antiques, antique cars and stop by for an appraisal during the show. 9am-4pm. NYS Power Authority Visitor’s Center, 1378 Rte 30, North Blenheim. For more info: 231.7241.
25th Annual Great American Antiquefest – With acres of quality antiques, abundant and delectable foods, amenities that make shopping easy including bulky item pickup services and free directories, anticipate delightful antiquing with over 200 dealers. Friday “set-up shoppers” 9am-12pm $20; Friday 12pm-4pm $6; Saturday 9am-5pm $6, Sunday 9am-4pm $6; Saturday & Sunday Weekend Pass $7; children under 12 free. Free parking. Onondaga Lake Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. For more info: 315.686.5789.
35th Annual Antiques Show & Sale – Over 60 dealers will be available including an on-site appraiser. $5 for both days; children 12 and under free. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. North Street Recreation Center, Old Forge. For more info: 369.6411; www.artscenteroldforge.org.
The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair “Summer Magic”- Held entirely indoors. 10am-5pm. Extensive food court and on-site delivery service. Free parking. Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rt. 9, Rhinebeck. For more info: www.rhinebeckantiquesfair.com.
6th Annual Antiques Appraisal Day – Several well-known appraisers will value your merchandise. Bring paintings, pottery, porcelain, glassware, jewelry, furniture, epherma, etc. Cost $5/1 item, $8/2 items, $10/3 items. 10am-4pm Hunter Antique Mall & General Store, Main St, Hunter. For more info: 263.4900.
Antiques & Design in the Hamptons – 50 exhibitors selling antique furniture, garden antiques, silver and ceramics lighting, fine art, folk art, jewelry and more. $8. Friday 12-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm . Bridge Hampton Historical Society Corwith House Museum, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. For more info: 212.255.0020
Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antique Show – Over 1,000 dealers from across the U.S and Canada. Discover, admire, buy and swap! Colorful trolleys pulled by antique tractors take you from your car to the show gate. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. General admission $6; $7 Weekend Pass provides admission both days; children under 12 free. Early Bird Buying Friday 10am. Early admission $40/1, $75/2 and includes a weekend pass. Located along Route 20 in Bouckville. For more info: www.bouckvilleantiqueshows.com.
39th Annual Saratoga Springs Antique Show and Sale – Air-conditioned event with refreshments. $5. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. For more info: 584.6920.
25th Lasdon Labor Day Antiques – Up to 70 booths under tents rain or shine. $7. 10am-5pm. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah. For more info: www.cordshows.com/lasdonlabor09.html.
2nd Putnam County Antiques Fair – Up to 60 dealers. 10am-5pm. Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front Street, Patterson. For more info: www.cordshows.com/Putnam09.html.
Craftsbury Common Antiques and Uniques Festival-A free one-day festival in the beautiful village of Craftsbury Common-More than 100 vendors will display their wares on the famous Craftsbury Common green. The festivities include music, food, crafts and antiques from all over New England. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Children’s Aid Society. Craftsbury. For more info: 802.655.0006
Dorset Antiques Show – Come browse through their outdoor antique show and sale on the Village Green in Dorset. 10am-4pm rain or shine. $7. Early buying $25 8am-10am. Off Rt. 30; parking at the back of the show or on Rt 30. For more info: 838.5726.
The Peacham Library Antique Show & Sale – 9am-3pm. Peacham Elementary School, Peacham, VT. For more info: 802.592.3366; www.peacham.net.
Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
July 31-August 8
Admission: Adults 13+ $12, seniors $10 (Special discount on Senior Citizen Day Wednesday $8), children 12 and under free, general parking free
July 31: Reality Check Day
Aug 1: Powers Great American Midways Day
Aug 2: Beach Party Day
Aug 3: Agricultural Appreciation Day
Aug 4: Sunshine Fair American Idol Day/Best Western Day
Aug 5: Seniors Day
Aug 6: Young American Day
Aug 7: Party Tent Rental Day
Aug 8: Holiday Inn Express Day
3-day pass $25 adult, $20 for senior
5-day pass $40 adult, $35 senior
9-day (all week- if bought before July 17) $45 adult, $40 senior
For more info and full event schedule: 234.2123; www.sunshinefair.org
Advance sale adults $10; adults $12; children 12 and under free.
Families can enjoy a variety of contests, animal shows, exhibits, rides of all kinds and vendors every day!
August 11 – Opening ceremony with Anthony Garigiula, The Audio Stars with local celebrity J Yager
August 12 – Wylder
August 13 – Hair of the Dog, Whitewater
August 14 – Joey Page, Todd Hanhurst, and The Refridgerators
August 15 – Encore of Whitewater, Grand Central Station
August 16 – Demolition Derby with performance from Loose Cannon Live!
For more info: 861.6671; www.altamontfair.com
Washington County Fair
Adults $10; seniors (62+ Wednesday only) $5; active military troops with military ID card free; children under 14 free; 7-day pass $30.
Hours: Mon 5pm-10, Tues-Sun 9am-10pm, carnival midway hours 5pm-11pm.
For more info: 692.2464; www.washingtoncountyfair.com
August 26-September 1
Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Route 30A in Fonda
For more info: 853.3313; www.fondafair.com
Columbia County Fair
Adults $10 (Sundays $12). Youth & Senior Citizens Day Sept 3 (kids under age 18 free until 4pm, seniors 62+ half price until 4pm). Children 12 and under free. Advanced tickets $8 through August 15.
Hours: Wed 3pm-11pm; Thurs-Mon 10am-11pm.
Sept 2 Demo-Derby Day
Sept 3 Youth & Senior Citizen Day
Sept 4 Columbia-Greene Community College Day
Sept 5 A Colarusso & Son Day
Sept 6 Jo Dee Messina Day
Sept 7 Agricultural Appreciation Day
For more info: 392.2121; www.columbiafair.com
Adults $10; children 13 and under free. Opening day $5
Advanced sale tickets at Price Chopper (with Advantage Card prior to Sept 2) $8.
Hours 12pm-10pm. Thurs-Mon $10 with hours 10am-10pm
For more info: 753.4411; www.schagticokefair.com.
Saratoga County Fair
General admission (13 and older) Tues-Thurs $7, Fri-Sun $10, Smaller than me (no matter the age, 50 inches or less get in free), Wednesday Senior Day Senior Citizen ages 65+ until 5pm $4; memberships start $25 for 1 person all week.
Hours: 9am-midnight daily; midway open 12pm-midnight, Beer garden 12pm-midnight, Concession buildings 11am-11pm
For more info: 885.9701; www.saratogacountyfair.org