Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Fulton County Adventure Day Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2

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BROADALBIN: Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is a day to highlight the outdoor activities in Fulton County. It is a multiple venue event where you can find a table about fishing, boating, biking, antiquing, and many local artisans featuring handmade goods and fresh farm products.

“A craft fair with an outdoor flair” is set for Saturday, October 2 from 10am-4pm. An outdoor-palooza of free family fun, sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead commented about the second year of this annual event.  “It’s perfect timing for Outdoor Adventure Day.  Hikers, kayakers, fishermen and hunters are all getting ready for Fall in the Adirondacks.  This year, there are some new surprises, so it will be great place to gear-up at vendors or learn something new about your favorite hobby.”

There are multiple venues to spread out the event to showcase what the Route 29 and Route 30 Corridor have to offer.  Anchors include: The Fulton County Visitor Center, Historic Hotel Broadablin, The 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 event of this type was held last year and consisted of 6 partnering venues throughout Vail Mills and Broadalbin and brought in hundreds of visitors, as well as our local residents.

With more people becoming  willing to travel and engage with others, I’m sure this great Autumn event will continue to grow and help our tourism economy.”

Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day is adhering to the current CDC guidelines. Masks are not required this year but are still encouraged as the guidelines state. Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the event.  Thank you to Fulton County Emergency Management for the supply of hand sanitizer and masks.

Anchor sites will have a passport map for the day.  Visitors are encouraged to pick a passport up at any anchor site and use it as a guide for the day. Visit all 7 sites, and drop off at any location for a chance to win a $500 prize package, featuring products and gifts cards from the Anchor sites.

At 11am, the featured speaker at the Fulton County Visitor Center will be Katie Rhodes. Katie will present “Back Country Hiking 101.” Katie is the President of Adirondack Mountain Rescue, and a Leave No Trace Trainer, NYS hiking guide & mountain athlete. Have you ever wanted to hike in 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 gear and techniques, trip planning recommended gear review and much more.

Activities for the day include (subject to change):

At the Fulton County Visitor Center (located 3687 Route 30- on the Route 29 and Route 30 Roundabout)

Gloversville Police Department- Bike Safety and helmet raffle, GSL Safe Lake Initiative- Boating Safety Advocacy, Glen Cottage Farms- Flowers and Gardening tips, Featured 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 pumpkin “face painting” giveaway by artist Nancy Murphy and Johnstown Senior Center Art Students, Avery’s Hatchery, Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) – Visitor Center Art Gallery open, Carl Jurica- Experienced Bee Keeper, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Information on Fishing and Hunting, Inflatable fun- deer 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 by Laurie, Fulton County Public Health, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hunting for Heroes information.

Something Different Food Truck will be at the Visitor Center from 10am-4pm.

School House Antiques (3678 State Highway 30, Broadalbin) will be celebrating their 21st Anniversary in business.

Hotel Broadalbin (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 picture provided by Local Focus Photography, inflatable obstacle courses, a rock wall, Air Force football toss, and face painting, will also be at Hotel Broadalbin.

Food and craft beer available.

The Wildlife Museum (3747 State Highway 30, Broadalbin) will be open from 10:30-4. The wildlife museum is an educational institution whose mission is to the promote public understanding and appreciation of traditions of hunting, fishing & trapping.

An inflatable basketball toss, soccer kick off and Axe Throwing will be at Great Sacandaga Brewing Company (3647 State Highway 30, Broadalbin). Bethy’s Barkery will have dog treats for sale. Mak’s Food Truck will be on-site and De-Railed is playing for the day.  The Brewery opens at 11am.

Adirondack Harley Davidson (106 Bellen Road Broadalbin), will host The Pit Stop food truck and have the Broadalbin Fire Department discussing fire safety and the Fulton County Sherriff’s Department on snowmobile safety.

Franks Gun Shop (3831 State Highway 30) is open for business and welcome your visit.  Don’t forget to hand them your passport while you shop!

There will be live music throughout the day.  Playing at the Visitor Center is Emily Meher (10a-12p), Tim Vee (12p-2p) and The Back Porch Pickers (2p-4p) Hotel Broadalbin will feature JayDay White (10am-12pm, Juniper (12pm-2pm), and Anna Wrabel (2pm-4pm). Jon Blake will be at Adirondack Harley Davidson.  Great Sacandaga Brewery will host Doc Orloff from 11-2, and Derailed from 2-5.

The Outdoor Adventure Day passport will include an additional list of local restaurants and shops to visit while you are in Vail Mills and Broadalbin.

Any questions please call Anne Boles, Director of Tourism Development at 518-725-0641, or email [email protected]. Please visit www.44lakes.com and our Facebook page, Visit Futon County, NY and like and share the event page for up-to-date details.

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