JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is promoting several upcoming events, including ones for drumming, woodworking and cycling.
Chamber President/CEO Mark Kilmer touched on events in the chamber’s monthly tourism report Wednesday before the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee.
He said the county has told the chamber it wanted to see more “multi-day events” in the county.
Kilmer said the chamber has attended Drum Corps International meetings at the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. The CRG is using Husky Field to host a national DCI drum event at 7 p.m. July 22. Kilmer said the chamber has been working with CRG Membership Coordinator Becky Hatcher on marketing the drum corps event, as well as other events during that time period in the county.
Kilmer noted the Northville Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend in Northville, which is also July 20-22.
That event features more than 60 accomplished artists from this area and beyond. Woodworkers, jewelers, weavers, potters, photographers, painters, and many others artists will display and sell their artwork at the Bradt Building and Park on Main Street in the village of Northville. The weekend begins with a “Meet the Artists” reception on Friday, July 20, from 5-8 p.m. The show will include demonstrations, raffles, and a silent auction. Food is provided by Klippels Kozy Corner. Proceeds from this event will be used throughout the year to provide scholarships to students, support community organizations, and projects of Rotary International.
Kilmer said registration is now open for the Harvester cycling event Sept. 29-30. He reported that registration, route details, amenities and additional event information are found at: cycleadirondacks.com/harvester. The two-day Harvester tour will showcase the pastoral agricultural landscape and rich history of Fulton County, the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks. In partnership with Cycle Adirondacks, the ride features interactive route stops allowing cyclists to learn about the agriculture and history that provided the foundation and continue to support the local and regional economies.
Proceeds from the event support charitable efforts in Fulton County. Registration costs $129 for adults 18 and up, and $99 for youth aged seven to 17.
“It’s going to be a great event,” Kilmer said.
He said such cycling events usually bring in hundreds of people. The finish line at the publicly open Johnson Hall State Historic Site will feature live music and local craft beverages.
Kilmer said the Mohawk Valley Path Through History Committee continues to meet about the possibility of a regional bike share program to promote and enhance utilization of cycling routes highlighting the area’s historic attractions.
“We’ve worked consistently with them over the years,” Kilmer said.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]