Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will celebrate the 189th Birthday of the Erie Canal at its annual Birthday Bash on Sunday, October 26th from 1 to 5 pm. This year will feature rides from Run by Dogs Dogsledding, a pie raffle, and a beard contest, as well as local farmers showcasing their products, a pumpkin decorating contest, cider tasting, and music. Free walking tours will be available at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Schoharie Crossing will also be exhibiting a cannon used to announce the opening of the canal in 1825 that has been loaned by the Fulton County Historical Society’s Fulton County Museum for this occasion.
Additionally, regional New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation crews have been adding new directional signage to Schoharie Crossing and installing new interpretive signs.
This event will occur on the last weekend the Visitor Center will be open for the season, although the grounds of the site remain open year-round from dawn until dusk. Schoharie Crossing is located at 129 Schoharie Street, in Ft. Hunter, NY. For more information about Schoharie Crossing call (518) 829-7516.