Local Activities and Events:
Antiquing If a weekend of antique hunting is more your style,
you'll want to take in towns like Bainbridge, Greene, Guilford, Sherburne,
New Berlin, Afton, Norwich and Oxford, as well as plan side trips off the
main highways to explore the many antique shops. You will also find art
galleries where you can treat yourself to the talents of our many resident
artists. At the end of the day, stroll down one of these town's historic
streets, and discover one of our excellent restaurants for a delicious and
Greene Arts & Crafts Festival
In mid-July, Greene presents its annual Arts and Crafts Festival.
Better known as "The Craft Fair," this event has become the region's
premier crafts show, hosting 218 vendors of distinctive handmade crafts.
You can find everything from fine jewelry, pottery, and inlaid wood
artwork, to quilts and crystal. Greene closes off the town's entire center
green and lines both sides with vendors' displays. Surrounding the green
is a variety of local antique and collectible shops and restaurants.
The fest is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Greene. This fun, fall festival is always held the last
Saturday in September on the ball flats, rain or shine from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Crafts, cider pressing, apple butter making, music &
entertainment, fresh apples & cider, home-made pies, fall produce & family
activities are featured.
Blue Grass Festivals
Located at Wrench Wranch in Coventry, NY are offered several times during
the summer months.
Bainbridge Farmers' Market and Flea Market
The Market opens every Saturday starting on Memorial Day Weekend and
continues to Labor Day Weekend
Clinton Canoe Regatta www.canoeregatta.org
For more than 40 years during Memorial Day weekend the stage is set for
one of the best races in the country. Thousands of spectators and over
3,000 competitors from across the United States and Canada come to
Chenango County for this exciting event. Professional, Olympic Hopefuls
and Amateur Canoeists alike enjoy the fun and glory of this famous race
weekend. For those who will not be in the water there is plenty to do on
land from games and rides to crafts, live bands, shopping and fireworks
In September, Chenango County offers a major event you won't find anywhere
else in the world. Colorscape Chenango is a celebration of the arts. Area
artists and residents created it who believe the best we have to offer
should be shared with today's young artists. Join the thousands of
visitors who come to Norwich each year to celebrate the arts with music,
dance, entertainment, juried art exhibits and crafts, as well as the
artwork of children and young adults. Through the streets, you'll find
hands-on artistic experiences in which you and your children can take
part. All activities and materials are supervised and are free of charge.
You'll find magic acts, train and boat rides, and a hundred other
interesting activities during this special two-day festival. Summer isn't
over until you and your family have been to Colorscape.
Family Fun Days and Balloon Fest
In July, Norwich Rotary hosts Family Fun Days and Balloon Fest. A real
Fourth of July tradition in Chenango County, the Balloon Fest gives
recreational balloonists an opportunity to show off their sport, while
spectators enjoy the sights of dozens of hot air balloons collected at the
county fairgrounds in Norwich. You'll find games, activities, music, and
food as well as all those colorful, beautiful balloons. Spend the day
watching and learning about hot air balloons and taking part in the
festivities. Then, at dusk, watch the skies light up with a grand
fireworks display. What a way to cap off a good community Fourth of July