The annual Canal Day event at Schoharie Crossing has been set for Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 4 pm.
This year the festival is being held in conjunction with the Tri-County Old Power Associates Engine Show as well as the Metis Nation St. Kateri PowWow. All events are happening on the grounds of the historic site, 129 Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter. Parking is free.
The Metis Nation North America-Canadian Bands will open their PowWow on Friday, July 5 with Grand Entry at noon. The event lasts three days ending on Sunday afternoon. The cost per day is $5 for Adults, $3 for age 65 and older, Children under 5, people with disabilities, and veterans receive free admission. There will be several dances, drumming circle, music, food, and crafts available throughout the event.
The Old Steam Power and Gas Engine Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm, in the field adjacent to the Visitor Center. Come see these old ‘putt putt’ engines and old motors crank up and demonstrate the power of yesteryear.
The historic site will offer live music by Rusticator, food vendors, games, a bounce house, free wagon rides, a community tent, an equestrian show by JD Winslow, balloon art by Airigami, and more. An Aqueduct Alliance tent will be open so that people can find out more of the work being done to save the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct. The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will also be in attendance.
Pathway to Empire, an exhibit on the Erie Canal will be open in the Visitor Center. There will be a photography gallery open in the Enders House next door. An opening reception for The Passage of Time exhibit will occur at 5 pm on Saturday and is open to the artists and the public for live music, food, and beverages.
For more information email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov or call (518) 829-7516.