BROADALBIN: Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is a day to highlight outdoor activities in Fulton County. This is a multi-location event where you can find a table on fishing, boating, biking, antiques, and many local artisans with artisanal and farm-fresh produce.
“An open-air craft fair” is scheduled for Saturday October 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. A free outdoor family entertainment palooza, sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead commented on the second year of this annual event. “This is the perfect time to Outdoor adventure day. Hikers, kayakers, fishermen and hunters are all gearing up for fall in the Adirondacks. This year there are new surprises, so it will be the perfect place to get ready at the vendors or learn something new about your favorite hobby.
There are several venues to spread the event to showcase what Route 29 and Route 30 Corridor have to offer. Anchors include: Fulton County Visitor Center, Historic Broadablin Hotel, Wildlife Museum, Adirondack Harley Davidson, Frank’s Gun Shop, SchoolHouse Antiques, and the Great Sacandaga Brewing Company.
Mark Kilmer, President / CEO of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber, said: “Our first such event took place last year and consisted of 6 partner sites in Vail Mills and Broadalbin and attracted hundreds of visitors. , as well as our local residents.
With more and more people willing to travel and engage with others, I’m sure this great fall event will continue to grow and help our tourism economy.
Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day follows current CDC guidelines. Masks are not mandatory this year but are still encouraged as stated in the guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be present throughout the event. Thanks to Fulton County Emergency Management for providing hand sanitizer and masks.
The anchor sites will have a passport card for the day. Visitors are encouraged to collect a passport at any anchor site and use it as a guide for the day. Visit all 7 sites and drop them off at any location for a chance to win a $ 500 prize, including Anchor Sites products and gift cards.
At 11 a.m., the guest speaker at the Fulton County Visitor Center will be Katie Rhodes. Katie will present “Back Country Hiking 101”. Katie is President of Adirondack Mountain Rescue and Traceless Trainer, NYS Backpacking Guide, and Mountain Athlete. Have you ever wanted to hike the backcountry but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you are an experienced hiker with specific questions? Topics will include: backcountry safety, emergency / survival equipment and techniques, trip planning, review of recommended equipment and much more.
Daily activities include (subject to change):
At the Fulton County Visitor Center (located at 3687 Route 30 – at the Route 29 and Route 30 roundabout)
Gloversville Police Department – Bike and Helmet Safety Sweepstakes, GSL Safe Lake Initiative – Boating Safety Advocacy, Glen Cottage Farms – Flower and Gardening Tips, Guest Speaker Katlin Rhodes; President of Adirondack Mountain Rescue, Leave No Trainer, NYS Hiking Guide and & Mountain Rescue, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Into Wishin Studio & Crystal Shop (Kelly Palmateer), A free gift of pumpkin ‘face painting’ by l artist Nancy Murphy and Johnstown Senior Center Art Students, Avery Hatchery, Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) – Visitor Center Art Gallery Open, Carl Jurica – Experienced Beekeeper, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce , Fishing and Hunting Info, Inflatable Tiler Hunting Experience, Color Street with Melinda Girard, Pine Tree Rifle Club, Y Not Dog Cookies, Expressew.co, Ship of Spools Tie Dye with Jen Greco, Greeting Cards and Gifts from Laurie, Fulton County Public Health, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hunting for Heroes information.
Something Different Food Truck will be at the Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
School House Antiques (3678 State Highway 30, Broadalbin) will be celebrating its 21stst Anniversary in business.
The Broadalbin Hotel (59 West Main St, Broadalbin) has the following vendors: Baucy Be’s Honey Hot Sauce, Historic Hotel Broadalbin, Shultz family farm, Queen Bee Bakery, LoveLee Living, Sharra Cayla Cupcakery, Pomtastics, Mud Road Sugar House, Peterson Farm, LaCasse Crochet, Hooked by Melinda, Wayne Lair Leather, Sunlit Dreams Crystal Jewelry, Take a Breath Wellness Massage, The Ashtree Astrology, Psychic Medium Sandy Streun, Broadalbin Public Library, Upstate Coffee, and Toga Nola. A free fall family photo provided by Local Focus Photography, inflatable obstacle courses, rock face, Air Force football throw and face painting will also be at the Broadalbin Hotel.
Food and craft beer available.
The Wildlife Museum (3747 State Highway 30, Broadalbin) will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wildlife Museum is an educational institution whose mission is to promote public understanding and appreciation of hunting, fishing and trapping traditions.
An inflatable basketball throw, football kickoff and ax throw will take place at the Great Sacandaga Brewing Company (3647 State Highway 30, Broadalbin). Bethy’s Barkery will be offering dog treats. Mak’s Food Truck will be on site and De-Railed is playing for the day. The Brasserie opens at 11 a.m.
The Adirondack Harley Davidson (106 Bellen Road Broadalbin) will host The Pit Stop Food Truck and the Broadalbin Fire Department will discuss fire safety and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on snowmobile safety.
Franks Gun Shop (3831 State Highway 30) is open for business and welcomes you with pleasure. Don’t forget to hand them your passport while you shop!
There will be live music throughout the day. Emily Meher (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), Tim Vee (12 p.m.-2 a.m.) and The Back Porch Pickers (2 a.m.-4 a.m.) will perform at the Visitor Center. The Broadalbin Hotel will feature JayDay White (10 am-12pm, Juniper (12 pm-2pm) and Anna Wrabel (2 pm-4pm). Jon Blake will be at the Adirondack Harley Davidson. Great Sacandaga Brewery will host Doc Orloff from 11-12 and Derailed from 2 to 5.
The Outdoor Adventure Day Pass will include an additional list of local restaurants and shops to visit during your stay in Vail Mills and Broadalbin.
For any questions, please call Anne Boles, Director of Tourism Development at 518-725-0641, or send an email [email protected]