Tag: Chatham NY

Paint and Sip at Jackson’s Old Chatham House, Nov 9


Berkshire Paint and Sip is holding their next painting party at Jackson’s Old Chatham House on Saturday, November 9. You’ll learn how to paint an image of “Yellow Roses and Butterfly” on a 14 × 14 tote bag or on a large 16 × 20 canvas.

All painting materials, instruction, appetizers, desserts, coffee, tea and donation are included in the admission cost. There will also be a cash bar, and raffles during the party.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 / 1pm – 3pm

Jackson’s Old Chatham House
646 Albany Turnpike
Old Chatham, NY 12136

Sign up at berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com




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Chatham Berry Farm Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Nov 1


The Chatham Berry Farm is holding their second annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Friday, November 1. Dia de Los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. It’s becoming increasingly popular and celebrated in the United States & the Chatham Berry Farm wanted to acknowledge & host a special evening at The Greenhouse Cidery to show thanks for the rich history associated with this unique holiday.

The Cidery celebration will include live music from local musicians Scott Stockman & Dan Garcia and homemade Mexican food from Gloria Morales. The fire pit will be lit with free s’mores for all and a community alter (ofrenda) for you to add to if you so choose! Face painting is apart of this holiday, most people paint their face with a calavara (skull) or La Calavera Catrina. Face painting is an option, but not mandatory.

The Cidery bar will have the Berry Farm’s small batch hard ciders, and a selection of NYS craft beer, Tousey Winery wines & local spirits from Grazin’ Spirits & Hillrock Distillery. Non-alcoholic beverages, hot apple cider & apple cider donuts will be available as well!

Friday, November 1, 2019 / 6pm – 9pm

The Greenhouse Cidery at The Chatham Berry Farm
2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y  12037 


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Chatham OctoberFeast 2019 is October 5!

Chatham OctoberFeast is an annual village-wide celebration of fall and the harvest. On Saturday, October 5, this family friendly event will feature great local food, beer, bands and plenty of kids activities.

Enjoy all your favorite fall foods from local restaurants, as well as outside food vendors and food trucks. There will be live entertainment, plenty of free activities, a community harvest table, and much more. Main Street will be closed to traffic and picnic tables will be set up. There will be two stages of entertainment, and WDST will be doing a live broadcast.

Here’s the line-up and vendor list:

Chatham Brewing Stage/Parking Lot

Noon-1:00pm Brasskill Visit the website
1:30-3:30pm The Purple Stuff Visit the website
2:00pm Keg Tap
4:00-6:00pm Eli’s Gin Visit the website
3:00pm Stein Hoist
7:00pm-10:00pm Side Show Willie Visit the website

10 Main Street Stage

3:00-4:30pm Rock Academy – Woodstock Visit the website
4:30-6:00pm Roger Mason and friends

Kids Activities at the Gazebo

11:00am-6:00pm Chatham MED PTA- Kids Crafts, selling hot chocolate, ice tea, Mac n cheese, chili, some baked goods and a candy apple buffet where you can purchase an apple and use toppings to create your own candy apple.
1:00-4:00pm Face Painting by Stellar Body and Art Visit the website
1:00-4:00pm Giant Slide

Chatham’s Plaid Picnic

This community harvest table and alfresco dining experience kick off at 1:00pm to prepare for a 2:00pm seating. Download the PDF for full details.

Please bring the following:

  • Your own picnic table setting
  • A dish to share
  • Wear something plaid

Tables and chairs will be provided but everything else is BYO.


Participating Local Restaurants

Bimi’s Cheese Shop Giant games and an expanded eating area in front of the store 21 Main Street
Blue Plate Oktoberfest specials for dinner. Beer bratwurst and other favorites. 1 Kinderhook Street
Chatham Brewing Wunderburger will be offering a pig roast, with Spetzel and red cabbage slaw in front the restaurant 59 Main Street
Kouri’s new restaurant preview 17-19 Main Street
Main St. Goodness/PieconicNY Whole pies, pies by the slice, and hand pies. Now taking Thanksgiving orders. 20 Main Street
Scoop518 Selling ice cream 41 Main Street
The People’s Pub The People’s Lunch” at noon. Offering $5 German beers on tap along with Angus and Gray  Barbecuing brats outside. All drafts, cocktails and wine inside will be available to go. 36 Main Street
Toast Café 41 Main Street

Food Vendors

Chuck Wagon Visit the website
Desserts by Design Visit the website
Hudson Valley Pretzel Company Visit the website
Just Dogs
Pixie Floss
Wunderbar and Bistro Visit the website
Yummy Kitchen Visit the website


CABA T-shirts & wooden nickels
Campside Chef Visit the website
Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage Visit the website
Righteous Rags Visit the website
WellNow Urgent Care Visit the website
Yankee Distillers Visit the website

Farmer’s Market

Alima’s West African Cuisine
Hand Hollow Maple Syrup
Hawks Roost Farm Visit the website



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The 11th Annual Chatham Area Farm Tour, Sep 29

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The Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP), the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the farmers of Chatham present the Chatham Area Farm Tour 2019 on Saturday, September 28.

2019 is the eleventh annual self-guided bike and car tour that invites the public to visit farms in the Chatham area. Visitors will get to see the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County, with horse, dairy, sheep, cattle, maple syrup, wine, and produce farms. There will also be stands open, many with local farm products to purchase.

This year’s tour is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy and visitors will learn about the important roles the organization plays in the farmland of Columbia County.

Photography & Video/Film Contest

The CAP is also sponsoring a photography and video/film contest for images taken on the farms during the tour with 3 Divisions – Child (under 10), Youth (ages 11-16), and Adult (ages 17+).

Instructions for the contest:

  • Images and films should be taken on September 28th between 10-4, on one of the participating farms.
  • Photographs should be emailed to chathamkeepfarming@gmail.com. JPEG files less than 3MB would be appreciated.
  • Videos/Films should be uploaded to DropBox, (please email chathamkeepfarming@gmail.com for uploading instructions). Videos/Films should be less than 5 minutes.
  • Please include your name, age, phone number and email address along with your submission.
  • No more than 3 submissions per person.
  • Submissions must be made by October 13th.

The winning photographs and films will be displayed in the Columbia Land Conservancy window on Main St. in Chatham, on the Chatham Keep Farming Website and Instagram account, and will be displayed and shown at the Farm Film Festival in Chatham. (March 2019)

Farms on the tour include

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Grimaldi Farm
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Jersey Meadow Farm
Little Ghent Farm
Kinderhook Farm
The Berry Farm
Staron’s Farm Stand
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary
Highland Farm
Little Book Farm
Raven & Board
Dog Wood Farm & Rock City Mushrooms
Buttonwood Hollow Farm
Red Rock Farm
Hawthorne Valley Farm
High & Mighty Farm
The Barn at Miller’s Crossing

Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

Visit chathamkeepfarming.org/FarmTour.html to download the Farm Map, and see the full list of Participating Farms and Markets.



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It’s Time for the 179th Columbia County Fair! Aug 28 – Sep 2, 2019

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The Columbia County Fair is six days of fun in Chatham, New York with all your fair favorites as well as new entertainment that will fill the stages, exhibit buildings, barns, midway and grandstand.

Motorheads will get their dose of metal-smashing mayhem with two nights of Demolition Derby. On Wednesday night, catch 4 cylinders, mini vans, mini pick-ups and mini SUVs heats plus 6 and 8 cylinders and full-size pick-ups and vans on Thursday night.

Friday night the New York Truck Pulling circuit rolls into our Grandstand for one exciting night of diesel, 4WD modified and enhanced gas competitors, produced by Shootout Productions.

The excitement of bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding thrills fairgoers on Labor Day with professional cowboys throughout the country competing for cash prizes and a chance at the year-end trophy buckle at the Painted Pony Rodeo. Team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling and ladies barrel racing contest fill out the event.

On Saturday, the raging Monster Tractors will once again pull their heavy loads past the grandstand crowd, testing fairgoers eardrums while earning points towards the circuit championship. Our annual Firefighters Parade steps off at 11 am with Columbia County Fire and EMS companies marching along with the Ghent Band.

Get ready to rock with Latham-native and NBC’s The Voice powerhouse singer Moriah Formica Sunday on the Grandstand stage at 3 pm. Fresh off of American Idol 2019, you will not want to miss this up-and-coming rockstar. The day ramps up when country-rock sensation Frankie Ballard takes the stage to sing his hits “Helluva Life”, “Sunshine & Whiskey”, “Young & Crazy” and many more at 7 pm.

Back again for 2019 are all of our favorite competitions of livestock, talent, beverage making, domestic arts & crafts, antique tractors, quilts, produce, sunflowers, scarecrows, school work, photography, school girl queen, flowers, scouting, wool, watermelon & ice cream eating, 4-H and Grange.

And the beat goes on throughout the Fair with musical performances in the Upper Entertainment Garden, NorthGate Stage and Pavillion. Plus thrilling midway rides, games of chance, fabulous food concessions and product and services vendors galore.

Wednesday, August 28 through Labor Day, September 2, 2019
Wednesday NOON to 11pm
Thursday – Monday 10am – 11pm

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Columbia County Fair Grounds
182 Hudson Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037


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