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Chatham SummerFest is Back, Aug 14 2021

Chatham SummerFest 2021 will be held Saturday, August 14 in the Village of Chatham. 

Sponsored by The Chatham Area Business and Arts (CABA), SummerFest 2021 will include merchants, artisans and performers bringing you a taste of food, drink, information and art.


11:00am-Noon Magician Jim Snack Brewery Stage
1:20pm Parade Main Street
1:30-2:55pm Brasskill Brewery Stage
3:00-6:00pm Sideshow Willie Brewery Stage

The list of vendors can be found at visitchathamny.com/chatham-summerfest





DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Street Fair 11:00am-7:00pm
Nightlife 7:00pm-11:00pm

LOCATION: Chatham Village, on and around Main st



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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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Chatham SummerFest 2019 is July 20!

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Chatham SummerFest is an annual Chatham Village festival, and this year will be bigger than ever because 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Chatham Village.

The fun begins at 11am, and runs into the night with two stages for music and entertainment, food trucks, activities for kids, a Farmer’s Market, artisan vendors, WDST radio, a special commemorative beer from Chatham Brewing, and so much more. The activities for kids include face painting, games, balloon arts, and train rides on an authentic reproduction train.

Sponsored by The Chatham Area Business and Arts (CABA), SummerFest 2019 will feature two performance stages with music and entertainment. The
performances begin at 12pm on the Chatham Brewing Main Stage with music by the Reverberators, followed by Guilty Pleasure performing at 2:30pm, and wrapping up with Till The Earth on stage at 6:30pm. In between bands, there will be a Commemorative Ceremony on the main stage at 1:10pm, and WDST Radio will be broadcasting live from SummerFest from 12pm – 3pm.

There will also be numerous activities for children from 11am – 6pm on Park Row including a Balloon Artist, Bubbles, Cotton Candy, and Train Rides. Chatham is
proud of its railroad heritage, and for the first time ever, SummerFest will have an
authentic, and colorful, reproduction train to offer rides to children and adults.
From 1pm – 4pm kids can have their faces painted by Stellar Face and Body Art.
Join in the fun of the Big Head Parade, which starts at 12:45 on Park Row, and
from 11am – 2pm, check out Art School of Columbia County Mural Project at the

Tour the beautiful Tracy Memorial Hall from 10am – 4pm with Friends of Tracy,
and register for a free raffle! From 11am – 6pm Columbia County Pathways to
Recovery presents a Mock Drug User Bedroom: An Interactive Experience at the
Morris Memorial. And, Chatham T-Shirts will be on sale at the Information Booth.

Vendors and Food Trucks will be set up along Main Street, and throughout the
village for shopping and dining. For more SummerFest information, including a
list of vendors, check out visitchathamny.com/chatham-summerfest.



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2018 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival, Oct 7

pumpkinsThe Old Austerlitz Historical Society‘s 22nd Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 7.

The event features a wide array of live demonstrations from sheep shearing to butter making, antiques, live music, entertainment for children, unique vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger including the community soup station featuring over 6 home made soups.

Check out www.oldausterlitz.org to see the list of vendors, exhibitors, and entertainers.

Sunday October 7th, 2018: 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine.

Old Austerlitz Village
11550 State Route 22
Austerlitz, NY 12017

$7 for adults. Children under 12 are free.



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24th Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival, Oct 7

Hawthorne Valley‘s 24th Annual Fall Festival celebration is Sunday, October 7. For 24 years, Hawthorne Valley has offered the Fall Festival as a free public event to thank donors, customers, volunteers, community members, and local vendors for their support and partnership. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Over the years, the Festival has grown into a seasonal favorite with over 3,000 people attending from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.

Spend the day at the farm; hay rides, cider pressing, cow parade and more.

Sunday, October 7, 2018: 10am to 4pm (Rain or Shine)

Hawthorne Valley School Hall
330 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075




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