Saratoga County


This year the Saratoga County Fair is July 21-26.

If you plan on entering a Home Arts or Fine Arts project you must have your entry in by July 11 at 5:00PM.

You can do your entry online at:

http://www.SaratogCountyFair.org

You can check out the website for further information

Fall is finally here and  I am so ready to decorate my home and shop for the season.

Are you looking for something new and a little different?  Have you heard of needle felting?  I have tried it and I love it.  You don’t need a lot of supplies or need a lot of money to take part  in this activity.

This Fall look for classes in felted pumpkins, Indian corn, and maybe even a turkey.  

This October our local yarn shop is offering classes in needle felting.

http://www.CommonThreadSaratoga.com 

 

It is another Monday morning even  colder than the previous.  We are definitely on the road to Fall, but that is not all bad if you can get over the temperature.

For me, one great thing about Fall is that we have an apple orchard walking distance from here.  There is apple picking,  apple cider, and homemade cider donuts.  The aroma flow downhill inviting us to come and visit.  You need to be very strong to resist the temptation.  Those donuts are like potato chips.  You can’t eat just one.  www.Saratogaapple.com

Another great thing about Fall is that it is time for the 6th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.   http://www.adkfiber.com   This event takes place on September 27th and 28th from 10am-5pm. Follow the link and get a coupon for $1.00 off your entrance fee.

I have a very full week ahead, so I must get to it.

 

 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the spacious grounds of the Philip Schuyler House on Rt. 4, Schuylerville, this Sunday, August 10, as you visit with over 30 colonial artisans, listen to colonial music, watch a Punch & Judy show, dip candles and play colonial games, and tour the Schuyler House and herb gardens.  The event is free and open to the public from noon to 5 pm.

Artisans include a tinsmith, blacksmith, baker, brewer, ropemaker, milliner, mantua maker, broom maker, basketmaker, soapmaker, sheepshearer, buttermaker, beekeeper, farmer, teamster, herbalist, quilter, dyer, spinner, needleworker, powderhorn maker, chair caner, and 18th century medicines.

18th Century Day is sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Please share this with your friends and family.

On Sunday, August 14th, from noon to 5, the 33rd 18th Century Days will be held at Schuyler House in Schuylerville, NY.  If you have never been to Schuyler House this is the perfect occasion to do so. There will be craft demonstrations, music  and a Punch and Judy puppet show plus much more.  

Make sure you give yourself time to check out the Saratoga Monument, the Saratoga Battlefield and/or the National Cemetery. 

 

 

The presentation is titled “Buzzing about Martha’s Garden”

The National Garden Show will be held at Saratoga Town Hall on July 12-13, 2014. The show runs on Saturday from 1-6pm and on Sunday from 1-4.

At 2:30, Martha, owner of me, myself & I, will offer a trunk show of her sewing and talk about how colors and patterns in nature influence her sewing.

Old Saratoga Books will be hosting a book signing. Author Sheridan Hay will be signing copies of her book, “The Secret of Lost Things”. This mystery novel is about the eccentric crew at a NYC rare and used book  store and a lost Herman Melville manuscript.

The book signing is scheduld for Saturday, May 3, between 5 & 6 PM.

Old Saratoga Books is located at 94 Broad Street here in Schuylerville, NY.  They can be reached at 518-695-5607.

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