Monday, September 27, 2010




  • 2nd
Huyck Preserve Trail Day
Roast Pork Supper - Served family style from 3:30-6:30pm at the Berne Reformed Church: roast pork, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, gravy. green beans, homemade applesauce, rolls, homemade pie and beverage.
  • 9th
Helderberg Hilltowns Fall Festival - There will be live music, activities for children, farm vendors, crafts, and more. They are seeking farm, craft, and other vendors from Berne, Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville. Knox town Hall 9th from 10 am - 3pm. Sponsored by the Knox Conservation Advisory Counci. Contact Cheryl Frantzen, Chairperson, for more information at 872-1199, 573-5949, or Cheryl Frantzen
  • 9th & 10th
Preston Hollow Harvest Festival - Oct. 9 & 10 10-4pm at Bayard Elsbree Town Park on Rt. 145 in Preston Hollow.
- This is a Fund raising Event to benefit the non-profit Preston Hollow Beautification Committee, the Preston Hollow Town Park, and Youth Group.
- We invite all to spread the word, bring a "home-baked" specialty for sale, an item to donate at the "Silent Auction" such as "gift certificates from local businesses, etc....
- We already have many local crafts people - Dried Flower Arrangements; Stained Glass, Pottery, Jewelery, Wine Tasting, Antiques, Collectibles
- Vendors. The cost per vendor (10x10 booth) is $25.00 one day; $40.00 for 2 days! that a great bargan, and at the very least a nice donation to cause and a lot of fun to meet local people and say Hay!
- There will be Hay-Rides, Face Painting; Pumpkin Carving; and Games for Kids, Family, and Friends. We hope for contributions from local business for sausages, Kosher Hot Dogs, rolls, Apples, Pumpkins, Gourds, Corn Stalks, Apple Cider, etc. and paper products so the sales will all go to the Beautification Committee Town Park and Preston Hollow Youth Group. Any donation big or small will be welcomed. Give us some notice and we'll pick up your donation from your farm or business.
- We need your support and welcome your participation. We are trying to build community spirit in our beautiful little hamlet!
For more information, contact Margaret Sedlemier, Chairperson, Preston Hollow Beautification Committee, NY 12469. Tel. 518-239-4039
  • 16th
Thacher Park Fall Festival - will be held Oct. 16 with a rain date of Oct. 17, from 10am - 4pm. There will be face-painting, scarecrow building, and other events. Call the park office at 872-1237 or Joy Scism for more information.
  • 17th
Annual Roast Beef Dinner - Berne Volunteer Fire Company will have their annual Roast Beef Dinner serving at noon at the fire house. Cost is $10 at the door and $11 for for take out, (prices may change closer to the day of the event). The menu will include: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, cabbage salad, homemade pickles, vegetables, homemade applesauce, rolls, coffee, tea, milk and homemade pies!
  • 20th
Solar, Wind & More - at Fox Creek Farm! 10am - Noon, Fox Creek Farm, 182 Fox Creek Farm Road, Schoharie, NY 12157 (Schoharie County). Fox Creek Farm not only grows vegetables for their CSA, the farm also harvests almost all of the electricity needed for the farm right on site. The farm operates a 200 member CSA off the grid (that is, without a connection to National Grid), and is probably the only CSA of this size in the country doing so. The farm produces its electricity with a farmer-installed 1.3 kW solar array with Evergreen panels (manufactured in Massachusetts), and harvests wind energy with a Bergey XL1 wind generator on a 100 foot tower. On a good day Fox Creek Farm harvests approximately 8 kW in electricity. The farm also features a site build energy efficient walk-in cooler run with an air-conditioner unit in combination with a CoolBot regulator, and a farm house incorporating passive solar design elements. Sponsored by the Cornell Small Farms Energy Work Team. To register, contact Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or
  • 24th
Newcomb's Farms Annual Open House - from 1-5pm. 1498 Thacher Park Road., East Berne; Tel. (518) 872-2576 or Email Newcomb's Farm.
  • 25th
Helderberg Hilltowns Association next meeting will be 10/25/10, Buddhist Center, Game Farm Rd., Berne; 6:00 harvest meal, bring products from your garden to share; will need RSVP when invitation comes out; meeting 7:00pm-9pm

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