It has been a really nice summer, but before we know it, chillier weather will be here.
Before it gets too cold, and there is less to do in the area, we recommend getting out and about. There are a lot of community events planned this weekend, so get out and enjoy at least one of them.
This weekend, The Farmers’ Museum will host its 34th annual Harvest Festival. The event will feature a wide range of performers, artisans and exhibitors. Festivities will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy free carousel rides, experience spinning and fiber art demonstrations, see alpaca and canine agility demonstrations, take horse-drawn wagon rides, participate in craft activities for the entire family and much more. New this year will be a magic demonstration and the creation of handmade, traditional silhouette portraits of visitors.
This year, free admission to the Fenimore Art Museum is offered to anyone with a Harvest Festival wristband
To view a full listing of activities, visit FarmersMuseum.org/harvest. Admission is $12 for adults, $10.50 for senior citizens and $6 for children ages 7 to 12. Children younger than 7 will be admitted free.
The 16th annual Cooperstown Rotary Club AppleFest will be held at the Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard this weekend. Festivities will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
A Rotary tent will feature face and pumpkin painting for children, a coloring contest for grades pre-K through 4, and a chance for visitors to build their own scarecrow. As part of Cooperstown Rotary Club’s literacy drive, all children visiting the Storytelling Tent will receive a free book.
There will be a kid’s corner that will include a bouncy house, and new this year, a dime toss.
The Rotary’s apple baking contest will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The annual Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival will be held Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodbull Antiques on Route 28 just north of Milford. It will feature garlic varieties from around the world all grown locally. There will also be local musicians, face paintings and children’s activities all day. For more information, visit svgarlicfestival.com.