HAPPENIN ‘OTSEGO: Oneonta Harvest Festival 10/16-21

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HAPPENIN OTSEGO for SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

Oneonta Harvest Festival

HARVEST FESTIVAL – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Join Destination Oneonta for a free celebration of all things fall. Includes themed activities, treats, games and vendors of all kinds. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

DAFFODILS – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Visit the Oneonta Federated Garden Club and receive a 25-pack of daffodil bulbs to plant and beautify the city. They will give up to 5000 ampoules. Oneonta Farmer’s Market, 51-55 Market St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFarmersMarket/

OPEN HOUSE – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library celebrates The Great Give Back with an open house, ice cream from Huff Ice Cream and Yogurt of Sidney, and the opportunity for kids to make Monster bookmarks with Origami (help will be available) . Step outside and explore the free Gilbertsville Library, 17 Commercial St., Gilbertsville. 607-783-2832 or visit gilbertsvillefreelibrary.org

POETRY FEST – 10 a.m. Enjoy poetry workshops with local poets Stephanie Burt and Dora Malech. Free, registration required. The Roseboro Hotel, 210 Main St., Sharon Springs. Visit klinkharthall.org/poetry-festival-2021/

EARLY TECHNOLOGY – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about the arts that our ancestors used to survive. Learn how to carve flint, fire (without matches), string, archery and more. There will be exhibits of tools, projectile points and local archaeological finds from the museum’s archeology department. Did you find something? Bring it and the staff will try to identify it for you. Included with admission to the museum. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949 or visit www.iroquoismuseum.org

VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 am – 11:30 am Gather the family to explore the “Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur” exhibit. Check out original artwork spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur Adventure Book series that became the popular “Arthur” TV show. Check out his pencil drawings, learn about the scriptwriting process, and watch excerpts from an interview. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $ 10. Presented by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BIG RETURN – Noon. At the Destination Oneonta Harvest Party, visit the HML table for the Halloween costume swap – bring one (used gently), take one, or donate one to the library. There will also be a bookmark decoration to give to residents of the Chestnut Park care home. Presented by the Huntington Memorial Library. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

DINNER IN TURKEY – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with all the garnishes, from mashed potatoes to your choice of pie (apple, pumpkin or hash). Pre-order before 9/10 mandatory, take-out only. Cost, $ 12 / dinner. Church of Christ Uniting, 22 Church Street, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451.

LIFE SKILLS – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted on FB. Limited places, reservation required. Presented by the Oneonta Teen Center. 50 rue Dietz, Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter

GHOST TOUR – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Take a guided lantern tour through a 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $ 20 / adult. Prolonged walking and climbing stairs are part of the visit. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

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