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Schoharie: History & Harvest in the Schoharie Valley

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October: Time to Celebrate History & Harvest in the Schoharie Valley


SCHOHARIE, NY -- Throughout the Schoharie Valley, it’s time to celebrate a bumper crop of good times during the History & Harvest Weekend Oct. 10-12.

On Friday, Oct. 10, festivities begin with a Harvest Dinner takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Wellington’s Herbs & Spices in Schoharie.

. Noting its 125th anniversary and preserving and promoting Schoharie County history is the Old Stone Fort. To commemorate -- and to celebrate the milestone -- the Old Stone Fort will host an outdoor concert on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 5-9 p.m.  The concert is the highlight of the Fort’s history Fair and it begins with From Big Bang to Big Band: 125 Years of Music” with the Schoharie Valley Concert Band playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It will feature real cannons from three centuries. The concert continues with a set from Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band, followed by big band music and dancing with the Burnt Hills Melody Makers. The concert is free and all are welcome.

The Stone Fort History Fair throughout the weekendfeatures a mixture of living history, historic re-enactors, musical performances, demonstrations and activities from more than three hundred years. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.

While the history fair is underway, the Village of Schoharie has its annual Pumpkin Festival that includes games, music, and an autumn bake off, a farmers ’ market and wagon rides to the History Fair. The Pumpkin Festival is from10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Main Street in Schoharie. One of the festival’s features will be the Schoharie Slaughter[i] Auction at 2 p. with all items made, grown and offered in Schoharie. At thehive in Schoharie, their Music on the Porch Series features Critical Mass from 12-2 p.m.

Just down the road in Middleburgh on Oct. 11, will be the 23rd Annual Fall Festival Parade with this year’s theme, Schoharie County Sloughters. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. from the Middleburgh Elementary School.

On Oct. 11-12, from Noon to 4 p.m., Lasell Hall in Schoharie will celebrate the restoration of the 1795 Tavern following the 2011 flood.

At the George Landis Arboretum in Esperance, the weekend includes a Bird Feeder Workshop led by Science Educator George Steele at The Meeting House. On Sunday, Master herbalist Barbara Nezek will speak on Herbal Wisdom: The Nervous System at 11 a.m.

On Oct. 10 and 11, get ready as the Night Terrors Haunted Farm  from 7-11 p.m. at 4193 State Route 7 in Schoharie with haunted hayrides and more designed to give a good fright

Plus, a number of sites are open including the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave; Historic Lansing Manor and the Visitor Center on the grounds of the New York Power Authority in North Blenheim. In Schoharie, the 1743 Palatine House and the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum are open, as is the Dr. Christopher Best House and Medical Exhibit in Middleburgh.

Along the way from one event to another, businesses are ready to welcome you with special offers during this special weekend including farms including Schoharie Valley Farms/The Carrot Barn and Barber’s.

For more information about all there is to do and see in the Schoharie Valley, visit http://schoharievalley.org.

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