Local Fairs 08.15.19

Celebrate Stephentown 2019

The third annual edition of Stephentown, New York’s annual town-wide community festival, is coming Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th.

This year’s schedule features a diverse range of more than 25 events at 20 different locations throughout the weekend, including open houses, demonstrations, food, music, hikes, kids activities, a car show, an interactive tour of a working farm, a rail trail race, an exhibition of award-winning Vietnam War photos and more.

Produced by a coalition of Stephentown’s farms, businesses, churches and service organizations, Celebrate Stephentown 2019 is made possible by the generous support of our Festival Sponsors, Four Fat Fowl, XCA and Zwack, Inc., and our Supporting Sponsors, Fat Body Customs, Screen-It, LTD., The Berry Patch and The Eastwick Press.

Please visit celebratestephentown.com for online directions, complete schedule details and  more information.

Eleganz on Elm

The highlight of Nassau’s Bicentennial year will be Eleganz on Elm, scheduled for Saturday, August 17 between the hours of 3 – 7 pm. Taking place on the lawns of three adjacent historic properties on Elm Street, the porches of each home will provide the setting for three musical groups – “Swing Shift,” “Red Dirt Highway” and “Hillbilly Boxcar.” All performing acoustically with a diverse selection of jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass and blues styles, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the entertainment on the shady lawns of 18, 20 and 22 Elm Street.

A menu of world flavor street foods will be available and include grilled shrimp in a stick, Mediterranean falafel, fresh beet salad with goat cheese and grilled sweet corn with a selection of sauces. Suitable and festive beverages will also be offered. On-street parking will be available on the west side of Elm Street. The event is presented by Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee and is admission free. For additional information www.Nassau12123.com.

Jazz On The Hill

Featuring New York Voices, August 17:  Join us for the next big event hosted by St. Peter Armenian Church (100 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet) — the return of “Jazz on the Hill.”  We will be honored with the musical talent of renowned jazz ensemble The New York Voices, featuring our own hometown girl Kim Nazarian Ashby.  The concert will be held under the church’s Postoian Pavilion, rain or shine, on Saturday, August 17, starting at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for adults age 21 and over; $25 for ages 6 to 20; FREE for children ages 5 and younger.  Adults can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting (proper ID required).  Appetizers and soft drinks will also be available to purchase.  Consider bringing a lawn chair as seating under the pavilion will be limited.   Purchase your tickets by calling Marion Kehrer at (518) 461-9325.

Town of Nassau Family Fun Day

The Youth Committee of the Town of Nassau is holding a Family Fun Day on August 17th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Chandler Young Veteran’s Association, 7 Lyons Lake Road, Nassau, NY.  This FREE event will feature food, games, prizes, Native American crafts, bow and arrow and Rhonda’s Reptiles!  We look forward to seeing everybody there.  Follow us at Town of Nassau Youth on Facebook.

Charity Air Show

The Lazy 8 RC Airplane Club of Johnstown will be hosting its 33rd Annual Charity Air Show on Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18 from 9 to 4. Spectator donation of $5 will go to Warm the Children Program. Show features radio control planes, aerobatic demonstrations, vintage aircraft, helicopters, civilian models and more. Bring a lawn chair and camera. Field is located at 144 Knoblauch Rd in Johnstown behind Rogers Family Orchards. For information call Bill Dexter at 518-281-2063.

Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc.

Announces Their 14th Annual Swap Meet at the Historic Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction, NY on Saturday August 17, 2019

Scotia, NY – Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 14th Annual Swap and Formal Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Historic Mabee Farm. The event is planned for August 17, 2017 and will be held on the grounds of the Mabee Farm on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade.

The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and lunch at noontime.

The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it. There will be judging of motors in several categories.

The Chapter, organized in March of 2005 has experienced growth over the last 14 years.

For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit our website:


For information about the national organization, please visit their website at www.aomci.org.

SVFD’s Car Show & Chicken BBQ

Saturday, August 17 during Celebrate Stephentown

Cruise on down to the Celebrate Stephentown festival on Saturday, August 17 and check out the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department’s Car Show from 10 AM – 2 PM. Enjoy some delicious chicken BBQ after you have viewed the classic & antique cars and tractors. Walk-ins & spectators attend FREE!

The entry fee for cars and tractor is just $10. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Vendors are also welcome; tables are available for $10.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 18

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.

3rd Annual Friends & Family Community Day

Agape Apostolic Church Of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold its 3rdannual Friends & Family Community Day on August 31st from 11:00 to 3:00. Backpack & school supplies giveaways, everything is FREE. Pony rides and petting zoo, Jurassic Park Bouncee House, Toxic Rush Bounce House &  Land wheel racing plus much more.

For info call (518) 813-8840

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.

Troy’s Annual Armenian Festival

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church will have its Annual Troy’s Armenian Festival Sat Sept 7 12pm – 8pm and Sun Sept 8 12pm – 4pm. There will be delicious Armenian food and pastries, Games for the kids, Armenian music, and live performance by our local Armenian Dance Group. Come join us for a day full of Food, Fun and Games. ADMISSION IS FREE. for more info please contact the church hcarmenianchurch@nullgmail.com or call at 518-274-1477.

Time To Register For The Sand Lake Garage Sale 

Save the dates!  Save your stuff!  SELL your stuff!  The 9th Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale will be held Sept. 14th and 15th.  It is sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association.  Again, you will be able to list your home or business sale located in the Town of Sand Lake for FREE!  The SLBA will publicize the event.  Westfall Village will again be the site for the vendor corral/flea market.  It is a highly visible location just off Rte. 43 with plenty of free parking.  Go to sandlakebusiness.com and click on EVENTS to register.

Looking for Vendors for Tag Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. Rain or shine.

We are located at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills.

We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1)- 8×10 for free.

Don’t miss out. Sign up now.

Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at president@nullbhs-ny.org.

Castleton Elementary School Community Fair

Join us for the Annual Castleton Elementary School Community Fair on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Auction, Games, Food, Vendors, Bounce Houses and more!

80 Scott Ave., Castleton

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

50 Cent Social

The Poestenkill Christian Church will be hosting a .50 Cent Social at the Sullivan Jones Post (VFW Post), 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY on Saturday, September 21st.  Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and calling begins at 2:00 p.m.  Come join us for our .50 cent social.  There will be an array of items and gift cards to be raffled off.  Tickets are .50 cents each, 25 for $10 or 100 for $30.  Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase.  There will be a 50/50 raffle also.   For more information call Barbara at (518) 279-9458.

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.

St. Nicholas Church Craft And Flea Market

Saturday, September 21, 2019 being held at 1077 New Loudon Road in Latham, New York

(Route 9 and Boght Corners) Next to Guptills Arena

Crafters And Vendors Wanted

Spaces are still available for one of the largest Flea Market in the Capital Region.

Spaces are 20’x20’ for $60 until September 14th,2019

September 15th thru September 21st, 2019 prices increase to $75 for spaces.

For more information please contact the church at 518-235-7355 or you can visit the church website:

saintnicholasfleamarket@nullgmail.com to obtain the forms and register on line and PayPal is also available to reserve your space.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Fair

Join the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Vendors and Artisans on Saturday September 21st, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine!

Area crafters and product representatives will include  unique jewelry designers, fabric and yarn crafters, paper and wood  creations. ​

The Crafter Companies joining us are; Mohawk Enterprises, Our Woodland Studio, Lily, Poppy and Iris, Triple Gems by Melissa, Cornerstone Creations, Barefoot Beads and Gems and Roe Stitch and Sew and representatives from Mary Kay and Paparazzi!​

​Outdoor (popup setups) and Outdoor undercover areas are available for your displays, spaces are 10 ft in length for $25.00, electricity and Wi-Fi are available for an additional $5.00 each.​

​**Email confirmation of your reservation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!​

​For information,  email klmajer@nulloutlook.com or call 518 272 8831 and online at www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.​

Farmers & Artisans Market

The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Friday through September 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150). New vendors welcome, visit COHFAM on Facebook to get an application or email gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com for more information.

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.

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting a Vendor & Craft Fair on, Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9A.M – 3 P.M.

Spaces are $30.00 per space, and includes 1 table & 2 chairs.  Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form.  Louise at (518) 708-4342 or you may e-mail us at louiseolvcolumbiette@nullaol.com.

We are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. We are handicap accessible

The Sand Lake Dog Park & Open Spaces Committees Present:  Howl’een In The Park

OCT 13, 12pm–4pm @- Butler Park, Averill Park, NY

This October the Sand Lake Dog Park (SLDP) and the Open Spaces Committees will be hosting a Howl’een in the Park fundraising event for the future Sand Lake Dog Parkto be located on the Walking Trails property on Eastern Union Turnpike.

We’re looking forward to involving our outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, and the community in this wicked healthy day!

Start planning your costume now! The main event is the Dog Costume Paradewith town officials judging various categories. With your $25 donation, you will participate in the parade and be photographed with your pup. (See sign up form on following page)

Checks can be mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park,. NY, 12018 and checks should be made out to Town of Sand Lake with a notation of “dog park costume parade”. There will be local organizations, food and live local music!

We invite vendors and businesses to participate with tables and food trucks at no fee, but will be asking for a pledge to work toward our fundraising goal of $25,000.

We are requesting local businesses to consider being SLDP sponsors.

You can also donate online by visiting our event page at


Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely, The Sand Lake Dog Park Committee 518 495 2314

Johnsonville Meth. Church Thrift Shop

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our 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.

48th Annual Festival Of Nations

October 20:  The 48th Annual Festival of Nations will be held at The Egg on Sunday, October 20, 12-5pm.  We are pleased to announce that Miss Gloria Doudoukjian, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Stepanos Doudoukjian, will participate in the Festival of Nations as ‘Miss Armenia.’  Congratulations to the Doudoukjian Family!  In the coming weeks, Rafi Topalian will be available at the church following services on Sundays for information on admission and/or raffle tickets, sponsorship ad participation, and general information.  Or, for more information, contact Rafi at (518) 272-2000 or rafitop@nullaol.com.

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