I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November. Fulton County has its own “foliage spotters” to participate in this annual report.
Reporting station: Gloversville
Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 70% in higher elevations, 50% in lower elevations
Brilliance: Average to Bright
Predominating colors: Yellow, orange with some greens and reds
Higher elevations are reaching peak this weekend while the lower elevations still have a lot of green. It is midpoint in the lower elevations with more leaves shedding every day. Over the next week to two weeks the foliage will likely reach peak.
Another fall weekend in Fulton County means another weekend full of activities. Registration is still open for the Bike Thru History weekend. In addition to various routes on a two-day fully supported event, there are non-rider options to participate. Friday evening will feature a social at the Holiday Inn with appetizers and a presentation by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association. Saturday features programming at Johnson Hall State Historic Site and the Fulton County Museum with dinner. Pre-registration is required and fees do apply.
On Saturday, the Mayfield Historical Society is hosting its Fall Family Fest and Cruise-In from 12 to 4pm. The Fall Family Fest will include tours of the Rice Homestead, weaving and spinning
demonstrations, face painting for the kids, produce and pumpkins for sale from Brower’s Farm, apple cider, cider donuts, and hot dogs with the locally iconic “Lee’s Famous Hot Dog Sauce” will be for sale. The descendants of Lee Goulet, owner of Lee’s Snack Bar in the village of Mayfield, donated Lee’s secret meat recipe to the Mayfield Historical Society as well as its snack bar signs which will be on display. The DVD “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” will be available for sale.
Also on Saturday, from 12 to 6pm is the Gloversville Fall Fest at Trail Station Park. There will be pumpkin painting, free bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, potato sack races, three-legged races, hula hoop contest, giant yard games, music, vendors, and more.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts has a full calendar for October. Pre-registration is recommended for most activities. Classes for adults and children are offered and range from cooking classes to fall crafts to yoga.
Come and enjoy the colors of autumn and the many events Fulton County has to offer.
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