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Savoring Autumn: Your Complete Guide to October Events in Schoharie County

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Author: Ryan Geraghty

Explore Schoharie Counties October offerings! From captivating art exhibitions to thought-provoking talks and festive fall celebrations, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss the Jefferson Historical Society's exhibit of Tracy Jacknow's recent paintings or the 31st Annual Timothy Murphy Fall Festival, among many other enriching and entertaining events. Curious about what's happening each week? Click the link below to explore the guide to our October calendar and plan your perfect autumn adventure. Jump In….


Jefferson Historical Society

Tracy Jacknow Exhibit

Oct 7 & 8 and 14 & 15

The Jefferson Historical Society will host an exhibit of Tracy Jacknow's recent paintings, “Landscape Impressions” at Judd Hall, 163 Main Street Jefferson. The exhibit will be shown over two weekends, with an opening reception on Friday, October 6, from 5 - 7 pm. Learn more on Tracy’s Website HERE.





Iroquois Museum

A talk by Scott Manning Stevens, PhD

Oct 7

Dr. Stevens is Akwesasne Mohawk and holds a position as Assistant Professor and Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University. He serves on the advisory board of the Skä-noñh Great Law of Peace Center and the board of the Adirondack Experience. This engaging talk will focus on the impact of the Seneca Arts Project (1935 – 1941) and Smith’s work in the context of cultural revitalization. Get more information on our the Iroquois Museum website HERE.


Middleburgh Rotary

Timothy Murphy Fall Festival

Oct 7

The 31st Annual Timothy Murphy Fall Festival includes artisan vendors, food trucks, a parade, a 10K and the beautiful Schoharie Valley is at its finest fall color for this event! Get more information about this event HERE


Schoharie County Arts, Inc. 

Art Trail Driveabout

Oct 7

Schoharie County Arts presents its first Art Trail Driveabout. Patrons will be provided with a map to visit artists in their studios and at key venues around the County. Experience the scenic beauty of Schoharie County and the unparalleled creativity of local artists and artisans on this self-guided tour of studios and other spaces where are is created, displayed, and sold. Learn more on HERE.


Klinkhart Hall Arts Center

Sharon Springs Poetry Festival

Oct 13 & 14

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center Presents: the Sharon Springs Poetry Festival. Join us on October 13th-14th, for poetry readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Farris and maggie millner. Sign up for poetry workshops on the 14th and don't forget to catch the panel discussion "Poetry and Pragmatism" on October 14th, 2:00 PM, at Roseboro Hotel Ballroom. Learn more about the Poetry Festival HERE.



Iroquois Museum

Early Technology Day

Oct 14

Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), fire making, cordage making, atlatl spear throwing and early archery. There will be displays of projectile points, tools, and local archaeological finds from the Museum’s archaeology department. Think you've found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will be glad to try to identify it for you. Get more information about early technology day HERE.



Esperance Historical Society

Soup & A Stroll

Oct 14

Do you love local history? Then join us at the Esperance Historical Museum on Saturday, October 15th, for Soup and a Stroll: a guided walking tour brimming with local history and fascinating anecdotes. Afterward, warm up with delicious homemade soups at the Methodist Church. The tour starts at 1 pm. Follow our Facebook page for more details.


New York Power Authority Visitors Center

Oct 21

The spookiest event of the year! This year our event will feature Haunted Lansing Manor, haunted hayride, psychic readings, and more! Visit our website for more information.




Landis Arboretum

Nature Writing Workshop

Oct 15 & 22

Nature Writing Workshop Series! Nature writing is the opportunity to connect with the natural world.Together we will explore creative exercises and inspiring texts to have fun with words and our thoughts and insights in a guided, friendly natural environment. Bring your notebook or journal, workshops are open to writers of all levels.Sundays, September 17 and October 1, 15, and 22. Learn more by visiting the Landis Arboretum Website HERE.


Landis Arboretum

Halloween Owl Prowl

Oct 28

Join us as we listen for and explore these nocturnal birds of prey. Partial funding for this class was provided through a grant from Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program. Visit our website for more information HERE.


Schoharie County Arts, Inc.

Authors Hour with Jeff O’Connell

Nov 5

Schoharie County Arts continues its popular Author's Hour when it hosts local author Jeff O’Connor as he debuts Volume II 1687-1702 of Skohere and the Birth of New York’s Western Frontier trilogy on November 5 at Judd Hall in Jefferson. Learn more on our website HERE.


Tagua Nut Gift Shop & Cafe

Visit our quaint little gift shop as you are traveling through Schoharie County this Fall. Stop by to have a bite to eat or browse our gift shop for handmade items from Ecuador. We have Alpaca hats, gloves, socks, ponchos & blankets. The Tagua Nut Gift Shop (where every gift has a story).



Mimi’s Little Posy Place

Visit Mimi’s Little Posy Place for your fall floral needs, wreaths and centerpieces. Plus start your holiday shopping. Fresh flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, candles and so much more. Order a Thanksgiving centerpiece by Nov 18 to add a special touch to your table. Available in a basket, wicker cornucopia, or a pumpkin! Visit their page for more information.