Local Fairs 07.18.19

The Grafton Summer Festival is Here

Come join us for a fun day of food, crafts and music! The Grafton Summer Festival will take place Saturday, July 20 from 8am-4pm in the Town Park. The Town Park is located on Route 2 in the center of town. The Festival will start with a Buffet Breakfast at the Everett Wager Senior Services Center from 8-10:30am. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 518-279-3413.  The Senior Center will also host an Open House from 8am-3pm for anyone interested in learning more about the facility and the programs it offers.

The Chicken BBQ will be served from 12-3pm in the Our Lady of the Snow church parking lot.  Reserve your $13 ticket(s) for the BBQ by calling Julie Darling at 518-421-5070. Don’t wait as we sell out fast! The Boy Scouts will also be selling hamburgers and hotdogs that day.

Enjoy the vendor market in the Park throughout the day.  Please contact John Darling at 518-466-8555 if you would like to reserve a space, as there are still a few spots available. Be sure to visit the Grafton Historical Society booth and the Grafton Community Library booth too.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Sister Keenan’s Giant Raffle Drawing.  Tickets are 3 for $5 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. You do not need to be present to win. Any winning tickets will be returned to the ticket drum and are in it for the Grand Prize $1000 drawing.  You could be a double winner or more!

We hope we’ll see you there!

Stephentown Historical Society Seeks Goods For Tag Sale

Do you have too much “stuff”?  Your donations can help support the Stephentown Historical Society and its programs.  Good clean usable items are needed for the Community Tag Sale to be held on Saturday, July 27, at Gardner’s Field at 15879 Rt. 22 in Stephentown, New York.  Small appliances should be in working order. Please do not donate large appliances, clothing, computers, computer equipment, televisions, plastic Christmas decorations, records or VHS tapes.  If you have items to donate, please take them to the Stephentown Heritage Center on Garfield Road on Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., or to Gardner’s after 8:00 a.m. on the day of the sale.  Call 518-733-5170 for information or to arrange for drop off.  Please do not leave donations if no one is at the Center.

Selling spaces will also be available for individuals or organizations for $20.00, so gather your saleable items. Tables, chairs, shade, or equipment are not provided. Vendors should arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the sale.  The tag sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill

Will hold its annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday,

August 10th.  If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call  518-732-2471, to make arrangements for drop off of items.

PLEASE, NO clothing, stuffed animals, large appliances (including air conditioners), stuffed furniture, fitness machines or outdated electronics of ANY kind, will be accepted. Also, please do not donate  items that are broken. Thank  you.

Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out!

When: August 18th 12pm-3pm Where: Kinderhook Creek Farm (5168 S Stephentown Rd, Stephentown, NY 12168)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and The Eckhardt Family at Kinderhook Creek Farm from 12-3pm on Sunday, August 18th, for Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out! Kinderhook Creek Farm is an 1150+ acre field crop and vegetable farm that has been owned and operated by the Eckhardt’s since 1959. Once parked, a hay wagon ride will take you through some of the fields at Kinderhook Creek Farm. Through interactive demonstrations you will learn about the different crops (such as hay, grain, sweet corn, and the many vegetables) grown on this farm. You will also see how their farm products get to market and eventually to your family’s table. Also, be sure to visit exhibits set up by local organizations & businesses, experience the equipment used on the farm by the farmers and see the 4-H Club sponsored petting zoo. Food, corn on the cob, ice cold watermelon and other farm fresh foods will be available to purchase for your enjoyment. Admission and parking for this event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you Sunday, August 18th!!! If you are interested in being a volunteer, a sponsor, or have any questions please reach out to Kayela in the CCE office at (518)272-4210.

Stephentown Craft Fair

The Veterans of Stephentown are hosting a Craft Fair on September 7, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Stephentown. If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a space, please contact Phyllis DeFreest at (518)733-6504 by August 24th. Don’t miss out on the last big selling day of the year.

Vendors Wanted!

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9 am- 4 pm, the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Craft Fair at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, 12110.  Rain or Shine!

Table space is 10 ft. in length for $25.00, Wi-Fi and Electricity are available for an additional cost of $5.00 each.

Indoor and outdoor spaces, both covered and uncovered.  **Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!

For information and reservations 518 272 8831, email klmajer@nulloutlook.com Or visit https://www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms

Vendors Wanted for the SonShiners’ 5th Annual Craft-Tag Sale

Applications being accepted for our Annual Craft-Tag Sale of the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA. The fee to rent a 10’ X 10’ uncovered space outside on the lawn is $20. Bring your own tent/cover, tables, chairs. The event will be held rain or shine and all monies received will be considered a non-refundable donation. Applications are available by calling Barbara at 518-527-0182. Deadline for applications is September 13th. We’ll also be having an Ice Cream Social with make your own sundaes and root beer floats. No food vendors please. Mark your calendars to come and check out our vendors.

Save the Date!

The planning of the St. Jude the Apostle Church & School Festival & Craft Fair has begun! The SJF will take place on Saturday, September 28th, from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm, 42 Dana Avenue, Wynantskill, featuring food around the globe, live entertainment, children’s games, haunted house, raffles and much more! FREE ADMISSION We are now accepting vendors, please email StJudesFestival@nulloutlook.com for more information.

Largest Flea Market In The Town Of Niskayuna

The 43rd Annual Flea Market at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy Schenectady Road (route 7), Niskayuna will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm rain or shine.

The flea market is 4 miles west of northway exit 6 on route 7. Parking donation is $2.00

Delicious luncheon selections will be available as well as home made pies.

Vendors are wanted. Cars and vans may stay with dealers. Spaces are 20’ x 20’. Reserved outdoor spaces are $25.00 On or before September 19th or $30 afterwards. Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ are $40.00 On or before September 19th or $50 afterwards. Set up times: Friday Sept 27th 3pm-7pm, Saturday Sept 28th7am-9am. Proceeds to benefit church ministries.

For info call: 785-5575

Come join the fun with over 80 vendors.

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop in Rensselaer offers a clean, well-organized shopping experience with a very large selection of clothing for all ages and sizes, housewares, toys, jewelry, baby gear and Avon collectibles. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed from the vast selection of one-of-a-kind items. We’ll be open on Thursday July 18th from 3 to 6 and CLOSED SATURDAY JULY 20TH.

The shop is located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer on CDTA Bus Route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Johnsonville Meth. Church Thrift Shop

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our new sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived clothing and household goods every week, special occasion dresses and gowns, jewelry, purses, shoes, toys and over 1000 books.

Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants

Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.

This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden.  We wish them every success with these projects.

Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.

New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library.  For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  We hope to see you then.

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