Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hooray Canal Days! Thank You!

What a terrific Canal Days this year! 

Thank you to everyone that participated, that came out to enjoy the activities and those who helped spread the word! 

Here are a few images from the two day event – there are more posted on the official Schoharie Crossing Facebook Page as well!  Be sure to share yours with us either on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Spikes Trikes rollin' past the Rat Pack Cruizers Car Show
Friends Baskets
Old Engine powers saw!

NYS Canal Corp Lock Model demonstrations

Three Quarter North performs

Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle perform

Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies brought their own boat!
No need for a mule there!

Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market

Golden Fleece Guild

Just a few of the Friends who participated in Canal Days this year!

Look for our Friends of Schoharie Crossing Newsletter to be hitting this blog in the very near future!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canal Days 2015 - July 11 & 12

We are super excited about the upcoming Canal Days at

on July 11th and 12th!

     This year features great fun for the entire family as Canal Days is a community festival celebrating the Erie Canal and the richness of the people and towns along its way.  On both days there will be artifact identification by the NYS Archeological Association, Wagon Rides, the Utica Zoomobile, a magic performance by Jim Snack, Tri County Power Old Engine Display, a large model of a working lock hosted by the Canal Corporation, games, food, vendors, and a flea market. The archeological association will also have a display of Native American artifacts for visitors to view and handle.  The Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Team Mascot, Mojo will be making an appearance each day.  Various community organizations will also be participating including the Amsterdam Public Library who will be doing a craft project with children and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department K9 patrol.

     On Saturday, blue grass band, Three Quarter North, will be playing along with Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle. Cosby and Tom will also be offering a lively music workshop after their performance in the Enders House (Great for Kids!). On Saturday there will also be a car show sponsored by The Rat Pack Cruizers, Ox Team demo,  and the Friends of Schoharie Crossing will be selling barbeque chicken.  Slipstream Watercraft will be offering Kayak demonstrations at the Boat Launch Saturday morning.  The Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community will be selling traditional Iroquois crafts.
     On Sunday in addition to the weekend long events the program will feature Annie and the Hedonists, the Price Chopper Bouncy Bounce and Orapello’s wood fired pizza.

     The festival is part of an Art and History Weekend which includes Johnson Hall’s Market Fair and the Buck Moon Art Festival at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.  There will be a special Art and History Geocache informational challenge with geocache demos at all three locations, and there will be a shuttle traveling between the 3 events. Visitors will receive a passbook, and anyone who visits all events over the course of the weekend will be eligible for a prize drawing.  To download the passport click here


This festival is made possible with funds from the Montgomery County Occupancy Tax administered by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.  The program is also sponsored by Alpin Haus, Robo Car Wash and Shorty’s Southside Tavern

Check out the Great Music  Schedule

11-12 Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle
12:15-1:00 Three Quarter North
12:45-1:45 Gibson & Staudle - music workshop in the Enders House
1:00-2:00 Jim Snack magic show
2:00-3:00 Three Quarter North

12:00-1:00 Annie and the Hedonists
1:00-2:00 Jim Snack magic show
2:00-3:00 Annie and the Hedonists

There are a lot of great things happening this summer and we hope that Schoharie Crossing can be a part of your activities.  Come visit us for terrific events or to just spend the day along the ol’ Erie Canal!