Whether you’re a fan of bagpipes, baseball games, or even oyster bars, there’s a lot going on in and around Albany. Find out about upcoming Labor Day weekend events and some newsy updates and announcements.
Get Ready for the Scottish Games & Other Summer Events
From fairs and festivals to live music, it’s time to have some fun with the family:
- 2021 Fonda Fair: Wednesday, September 1 – Monday, September 6
- 2021 Columbia County Fair: Wednesday, September 1 – Monday, September 6
- 2021 Schaghticoke Fair: Wednesday, September 1 – Monday, September 6
- End of Summer Butterfly Bash at Bowman Orchards!: Saturday, September 4 – Sunday, September 5
- 2021 Capital District Scottish Games: Saturday, September 4
- Back to School Supply & Clothing Swap: Saturday, September 4
- Dashboard Anthem at Rivers Casino: Saturday, September 4
- Free Cuts For Kids: Sunday, September 5
- Jazz on Jay: Maggie MacDougall & Bossamba: Thursday, September 9
Baseball, BBQ, and More News to Know in the Albany Area
Don’t Miss the Tri-City ValleyCats’ Final Regular Season Home Games
The Tri-City ValleyCats’ first year as a member of the Frontier League has been an exciting one, and the team’s final regular season home games are scheduled for next week. Make plans to cheer on the ValleyCats on Tuesday, September 7, Wednesday, September 8, or Thursday, September 9. They will be facing the Sussex County Miners in all three games, and the September 9 game will conclude with a fireworks show!
Nine Pin Cider Announces BBQ Sauce Collaboration with Chef Ric Orlando
Interested in a new BBQ sauce to grill with? In a recent press release, Nine Pin Cider announced they are collaborating with award-winning chef Ric Orlando to release two new BBQ sauces. The two sauces are named Ric Orlando’s Signature Cider BBQ Sauce and Ric Orlando’s Ginger Cider BBQ Sauce, and they are available for purchase at Nine Pin’s tasting room and through the cidery’s online store.
Plumb Oyster Bar Reopens After a Temporary Closure
Located in Troy, Plumb Oyster Bar is one of top places in the region for freshly shucked oysters and award-winning cocktails. Although the restaurant was forced to close back in November, Plumb Oyster Bar has officially reopened to the public as of last week! Plan a trip and check out the revamped menu, fresh oysters, and unique selection of drinks.
Empire State Plaza Prepares for the Holiday Season
In anticipation of the holiday season, the Empire State Plaza Facebook page posted that the NY State Office of General Services is seeking two spruce trees to be displayed in front of the Capitol. The trees must meet the following guidelines:
- 35-55 feet tall
- Easily accessible
- Clear of powerlines
- Located in or near the Capital Region
If you have a tree that you’d like considered, then all you have to do is contact Kevin.Ciampi@ogs.ny.gov with your name, contact number, address where the tree is located, and a photo.
- Nine Pin Cider: AWARD WINNING CHEF RIC ORLANDO RELEASES TWO NEW BBQ SAUCES MADE WITH NINE PIN CIDER