Annual Events in Cooperstown and Otsego County

Beyond baseball, Cooperstown and Otsego County are known for art and cultural institutions, natural beauty and outdoor activities, a culinary and craft brewing scene, and family-friendly events like these.  Look for these and others!




Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival returns to Oneonta with great beer and music from all around the country.


Cooperstown Music Festival

May - October

Enjoy world-class performances in a variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, baroque and contemporary in a selection of local settings.


General Clinton Canoe Regatta


Participate in or watch the world's longest single-day flatwater canoe race.  The 70-mile race kicks off from Brookwood Point on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown.


Hall of Fame Classic


Watch Hall of Famers get together for a friendly game of baseball at the legendary Doubleday field for this annual Cooperstown event.


Brewery Ommegang Summer Concert Series

June – September

Music and beer lovers will gather at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown for the 2019 Summer Concert Series, held on the brewery lawn in a natural amphitheater. Death Cab for Cutie takes the stage on June 21. Additional acts to be announced this spring.


Glimmerglass Festival

July - August

Join Glimmerglass’s summer-long celebration of the arts, particularly operas and musicals. The festival features a full schedule of performances, events and discussions in Cooperstown.


Gilbertsville Horse Shows

July - October

Visit the Bostwick Polo Fields in Gilbertsville for events showcasing dressage and combined training; derby; and hunters and jumpers.


72nd Annual Junior Livestock Show


This 4-H program at Iroquois Farm Showgrounds in Cooperstown is the second largest youth competition in New York State.


National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will induct Harold Baines and Lee Smith and others into the Hall of Fame for 2019. It’s a town celebration as all of Cooperstown welcomes returning baseball legends.


Otsego County Fair

July – August

Enjoy this summer tradition held in Morris, New York with exciting games, local food and craft, races, live music, and more.




Otsego County was the largest hop-growing area in the US during the 20th century. The Hopsego event at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown celebrates the tradition of local hops growing and harvesting.


Susquehanna Balloon Festival


Visit Neahwa Park in Oneonta to see and ride in hot air balloons, enjoy an after-dark balloon glow, music, vendors, and activities for all ages.


Harvest Festival


Two days of live music and fall-themed family activities, including apple bobbing, an animal parade, and carousel rides, at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.


Things that Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours

October weekends

Experience The Farmers’ Museum by lantern-light during the most haunting time of the year. Museum guides lead guests through the shadowy grounds and recount the many mysteries of the Museum’s historic village.


Santa’s Arrival Parade


Join this annual community event to welcome ole’ Saint Nick to Cooperstown on Main Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive around 5:00 p.m.


For more information on attending special events or visiting Cooperstown and Otsego County, visit the homepage, or contact the Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County (DMCOC) in Cooperstown at 607.322.4046.

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