Special Events & 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.

2020 Festivals

UPDATE MAY 2020: The health and safety of our community is our first priority. With that in mind, we’ve decided to cancel the 2020 RiverFest, and the July 3 Independence Day Celebration. We hope to hold the Arts and Crafts Festival and FallFest as scheduled.


Schenectady County’s Independence Day Celebration

Cancelled. All vendor fees will be refunded.

Join us for an outdoor, riverside concert as we celebrate Independence Day! Fireworks will close the show. We are inviting food, beverage, and craft vendors to join us. Expected attendance is 3,000 people. Booths start at $40.


River Fest

Cancelled. All vendor fees will be refunded.

Our popular summer festival celebrating the Mohawk River is back! Vendors of all types are welcome for this family-friendly event.  Expected attendance is 2,000. Booths start at $40.


Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2020: 10am to 3pm, $5 admission
Join 65 artists and crafters as they fill Mabee Farm with eclectic, beautifully handcrafted items. Booth space is limited and juried; handcrafted vendors only, please! Expected attendance is 1,200. Booths start at $40.

Vendor registration for Arts & Crafts Festival


Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival

Sunday, October 11, 2020: 11am to 3pm, free admission
Join us as a vendor for Schenectady’s celebration of all things fall, featuring free events for the whole family. Expected attendance is 3,000. Booths start at $75.

Vendor registration for FallFest