Sensational September Sojourn: Discover Otsego County's Rich Tapestry

Author: Ryan Geraghty

Unearthed Treasures: From Cider Pressing to Grand Fairs, September 8-14, 2023

Unearth the treasures of our locale this week! Join the Fly Creek Cider Mill’s start of cider pressing season, revel in the Grand & Glorious Fall Fair, immerse yourself in Fenimore Art Museum's 'A Year with Frog and Toad' by Glimmer Globe Theatre, and indulge in Hyde Hall's String Quartet. Delve into the depths of velocity at Hartwick's Yager Museum exhibition opening and embrace your inner artist with a class at The Smithy. For outdoor enthusiasts, step into history with Otsego 2000's Village of Morris Walking Tour and embark on an exhilarating journey with Rail Explorers. Your September is set to be both scenic and sensational! Ready for Adventure?

Arts & Culture

Fenimore Art Museum

Sept 9 & 10

Experience the enchanting tales of "Frog and Toad" at the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater from September 9-24 at 1:00PM. Immerse in a year of wild adventures with beloved characters like Snail, Turtle, and Mouse, brought to life with a vibrant, jazzy score. Based on Arnold Lobel's classics, this show celebrates the essence of friendship. With a duration under two hours, attendees can bring their own seating. Rainy day? A concert version is ready at the Fenimore Auditorium. More details at


Hyde Hall

Sept 10

Zoellner String Quartet Project with Lady Alexandra Foley Performed by Musicians of Ma’alwyck

A concert reflective of America’s diverse musical heritage featuring the groundbreaking musical group that toured throughout the United States in the early 1900s and helped stimulate public interest in classical music. (This event is made possible with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House.) 


Hartwick College - Yager Museum

Sept 14

Exhibition Opening: "Velocity & Position: the Human Figure in Motion and at Rest." This exhibition explores the force and motion of the human body in art from around the world. Featuring objects from the Yager's collections, it focuses on the human body as an active, energized medium of understanding and engagement. Refreshments will be served.





The Smithy 

Do you have a creative side that needs to be explored? The Smithy Clay Studio would like to help you unlock your creative potential! The Smithy Clay Studio is open year-round and offers a variety of classes, workshops, and open-studio opportunities for all ages. It’s time to get your hands dirty at The Smithy Clay Studio with our enthusiastic team of instructors, visit our website to see what we’re offering








The Fly Creek Cider Mill Cider Pressing Begins

The iconic Fly Creek Cider Mill is reigniting its long-standing autumn tradition with the Boomer and Boschert press back in action from 10AM-2PM. For over 167 years, this Upstate New York treasure near Cooperstown has fascinated visitors with its vintage rack-and-cloth cider-making method, driven by Millpond's water. As Bill Michaels, the Mill's co-owner, shares, watching the millwork is "truly mesmerizing." This season, indulge in a bountiful apple crop, select your favorites, and explore the Mill’s gourmet offerings from salsas to Mill-Aged Cheddar. Don't miss the hard ciders and wines tasting on the second level. Explore more at Fly Creek Cider Mill's website.


The Grand & Glorious Fall Fair

Sept 10

Join the Catskill Choral Society at their Grand and Glorious Fall Fair in Neahwa Park, Oneonta on September 10th from 10-4. Revel in a vibrant showcase of crafts, arts, food, and live music & entertainment. Browse unique garage sale finds, exquisite jewelry, and more. With every purchase, you're not only acquiring wonderful items but also supporting the esteemed Catskill Choral Society. A delightful day for a noble cause!

Rail Explorers

Rail Explorers in Cooperstown offers a unique journey through scenic landscapes on custom rail e-bikes. As you pedal along historic tracks, immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and tranquility of the region. This one-of-a-kind adventure combines the charm of a bygone era with the thrill of exploration, making it a must-experience for both locals and visitors. 






An Historic Walking Tour of Morris

Sept 10

Explore the rich history and striking architecture of the Village of Morris on a walking tour guided by Dr. Cindy Falk. Part of the Otsego 2000 Historic Preservation Series, this immersive journey is priced at $10. Secure your spot by registering in advance at and delve into the village's captivating past. Get more information on their website:





Experience September's serene charm with our partner lodging packages. Savor Montezuma Winery through The Menagerie at The Corey House, explore with The Rail Trail or the splendors of Fall during your stay at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, enjoy Cooperstown on the Lake's special seasonal discount, or step up to the plate at Landmark Inn for their Savanna Bananas Package.

Unwind at The Otesaga Resort Hotel with three exclusive packages. The Summer Sunset Special (Aug. 27 - Sept. 7) offers a $75 resort credit and a cozy blanket for lakeside relaxation. The Rail Explorers Fall Foliage Package (Sept. 4 - Oct. 31) invites guests to pedal through autumnal beauty on custom rail e-bikes, complete with snacks and souvenirs. Lastly, the Fall Harvest Package (Sept. 4 - Oct. 31) pairs charming stays with a nostalgic trip to The Farmers’ Museum, honey included! Dive into these deals here.

Landmark Inn's ultimate Savannah Bananas Weekend Package! Join the fruity frenzy with our special package, which includes a delightful two-night stay (Sept 15 & Sept 16), a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT Savannah Bananas game—plus an exclusive welcome surprise that'll have you grinning from ear to ear. Don't miss out on the action – book your spot by giving us a ring at 607-547-7225 or shoot us an email at 

The Menagerie at The Corey House looks forward to welcoming you to Cooperstown this fall! We are thrilled to be partnering with Montezuma Winery to offer two free Wine Tasting with each room booked from September 1 to October 31. Enjoy evenings at our firepit along with our S'mores kits and a hearty breakfast each morning. Please call Pam DeLuca directly at 201-755-6327 for questions or to book your room today! 

Cooperstown on the Lake - the luxurious rental properties offer stunning lake views, elegant interiors, and 5% off bookings mentioned in this ad. Limited time offer, expires Nov 2023. Book now and embrace the beauty of Cooperstown in style!

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