All sites are open, and appointments are required for the Library

We’re pleased to present diverse events each year at our sites. Information for vendors and sponsors is below.

Schenectady County Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3, 2023: 5pm to 9pm, free admission

This FREE family event will feature live music and fireworks, in addition to family activities and craft and food vendors.  Booth space is limited, and we accept only vendors of hand-made items. We DO NOT accept MLMs (i.e. LuLaRoe, Scentsy).

Expected attendance is 1,500. Booths start at $45.


Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2023: 10am to 3pm, $10 / car admission
Join artists and crafters as they fill Mabee Farm with eclectic, beautifully handcrafted items. Booth space is limited to 85 and we only accept handcrafted vendors. We DO NOT accept MLMs (i.e. LuLaRoe, Scentsy).

Expected attendance is 1,200. Booths start at $45.


FallFest Mabee

FallFest at Mabee Farm
Sunday, October 8, 2023: 10am to 3pm, free admission
Join us as a vendor for Schenectady’s celebration of all things fall. Booth space is limited to 85 and we only accept handcrafted vendors. We DO NOT accept MLMs (i.e. LuLaRoe, Scentsy)..

Expected attendance is 3,000. Booths start at $45.


Festival of Trees 2023

Join us for the 2023 holiday season in strengthening our community, and providing a space for cheer and goodwill. By sponsoring a tree at the Festival of Trees, you are bringing brightness to visitors, helping two vital non-profits to fulfill their missions, and also making your mark in front of thousands of people from throughout the Capital Region.

The annual Festival of Trees is a celebration of the season, presented in partnership by YWCA NorthEastern NY and the Schenectady County Historical Society. During the festival, we welcome visitors to our sites to enjoy beautifully decorated displays of shimmering fir trees. The Festival of Trees runs from Saturday, December 2 through Saturday, December 23. All proceeds of the festival benefit the numerous programs and services provided by both the SCHS and YWCA NorthEastern NY.

Sponsorships start at just $25, and are open to everyone in the community! For full details, check out our brochure and to register, visit

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