Festivals

We’re pleased to present diverse festivals each year at Mabee Farm and the Schenectady County Historical Society. Information for visitors and vendors is below.

Schenectady County Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5pm to 10pm, free

Join us for a free, outdoor, riverside concert as we celebrate Independence Day! Fireworks will close the show. Food and alcoholic drinks will be available for sale, and crafters and vendors will be on site as well.

Registration for July 3 Vendors


CanalFest
Saturday, July 13, 2019
11am to 3pm, free

Join us for CanalFest at Mabee Farm — day of FREE family activities that celebrate the Erie Canalway! The festivities include live music, petting zoo and pony rides, rehabbed wild animals, boat rides, food and craft beer, barn-raisings, craft vendors, FREE ICE CREAM, and family-friendly tours of the historic Mabee house.

Registration for CanalFest Vendors


Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10 AM to 3 PM, $5

We’re bringing together the very best of the Capital Region’s handcrafted goods! Join us as 65 artists and crafters fill Mabee Farm with eclectic, beautifully handcrafted items. All items are handmade here in our region, and include jewelry, home decor, fine art, ceramics, soaps, candles, woodworking, and more!

Tickets are $5 for adults and include blacksmithing and woodworking demos, exhibitions, and tours of the historic Mabee Farmhouse.

Registration for Arts & Crafts Festival Vendors


Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11am to 3pm, free

A celebration of all things fall! Join us for hayrides, pony rides, and boat rides, pumpkin painting and crafts, birds of prey, dog herding demos, hot mulled cider, live music, craft beer, and so much more!

Registration for FallFest Vendors


Festival of Trees
Dec 7 – Dec 22, 2019 • 10 am – 5 pm
at the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY
Adults $6 •  Under 12 free!

Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees glow with the enchantment of the holidays. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season.

Sponsorships
Consider supporting these two community organizations by sponsoring a tree! Register below, or check out our Festival of Trees Sponsorship Guide for more information!