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.

Festival of Trees

Dec 7 – Dec 22, 2019 • 10am – 5pm
@ Schenectady County Historical Society and YWCA NorthEastern NY Adults

$8 •  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.

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

Sponsorship Type:
Tree Size
Preferred Site
Business/Organization Name:
Theme of tree:

2020 Festivals

Information and registration for vendors wishing to participate in Mabee Farm’s festivals is below.

Schenectady County’s Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 3, 2020: 5pm to 9pm, free admission
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.

Vendor registration for Independence Day


Saturday, July 18, 2020:  11am to 3pm, free admission
Our popular CanalFest is back.  Vendors of all types are welcome for this family-friendly event.  Expected attendance is 2,000. Booths start at $40.

Vendor registration for CanalFest

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