Cottage Lawn Farmers’ Market  May 16 – Sept. 5

Click on the poster to learn more about the weekly market,  the themed weeks, and summer concerts at the market!




Fritz’s Polka Band   July 20  6 p.m.- 8 p.m. sponsored by The City of Oneida Parks and Recreation 

Fritz’s Polka Band will be returning to perform a FREE CONCERT at the Madison County Historical Society on Thursday, July 20 from 6 pm- 8 pm. So bring your family, blankets, chairs to enjoy an evening of music sponsored by the City of Oneida Parks and Recreation Department!



Target The Band  August  1   5 p.m.- 7 p.m. sponsored by The Gorman Foundation

Target The Band brings to the stage an unparalleled level of excitement, professionalism, and comedy with their enticing song selection and aged-to-perfection arrangements. Their lively and energetic music will have the audience on their feet and dancing along! Target the Band will be performing a FREE CONCERT at the Madison County Historical Society on Tuesday, August 1 from 5 pm-7 pm. So bring your family, blankets, chairs to enjoy an evening of music sponsored by The Gorman Foundation! Come early and enjoy the farmers’ market on the historical society’s grounds that runs from 3-7 that same night! For more information, check out-

Charles E. Page Summer Camp  August 7- 11

Come partake in hands on activities while learning about life in Madison County during the 1 9th and 20th century.

The lessons and series of workshops cover family life,farming,cross stitch, and cooking.
Please send payment to the Madison County Historical Society, Attn: Charles E. Page Summer Camp, 435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421. No refunds given to those who withdraw after the first day of camp. Please let us know if your child has food allergies. Please tell us your child’s name and age, and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached in case of emergency.Registration is $35 MCHS members, $45 nonmembers. Become a junior member at $5 to reduce the camp registration fee. The deadline to register for the camp is July 28. Space is limited to 12. Camp Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Requirements: open to students aged 9-12 years. Students must bring a bagged lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Craft Days September 9 & 10

Madison County Historical Society will host its 53rd Annual Craft Days at the society, on Saturday, September  9 from 10 am-5 pm and on Sunday, September 10 from 10 am- 4 pm. Admission is $4 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Purchase a weekend pass for $6 and join us both days!

Watch as crafters demonstrate their art and purchase your very own handmade items from them. Enjoy delicious food, winery sampling, and great entertainment.  Come see what all the buzz is about when Showtime- CNY’s Ultimate Cover/Party Band since the 90’s performs on Saturday, September 9 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.. Double Chase will be returning, performing their contemporary and classic country songs from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. There will be artist raffles, so don’t forget to purchase tickets to win some fantastic handmade craft items. There will be house tours, crafter demonstrations, free kid activities, and more! Showtime’s performance is made possible from the generous support from The Gorman Foundation.

No animals or smoking are permitted on the grounds. Come join us for a fun, family friendly event at the Madison County Historical Society. Click on the poster image above for more information.

Madison County Hop Fest  September 15-17 


The Madison County Hop Fest surpasses all of the other fests out there because it is the only one of its kind that can proudly declare that it celebrates over 200 years of hop heritage that began right here in Madison County! It was right here in Madison County that James Coolidge from New England planted the 1st commercial hop yard on acres of farmland in Bouckville. It was also right here in Madison County where James Coolidge was the first to transport hops to the New York City market in 1816. Thus, establishing a commercial agricultural connection between the hop fields of CNY and the agricultural commodity marketplace. (Cultural Resource Survey of Hop Heritage Sites in Madison County. Nell Ziegler, 2007. Survey funded by Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts.)  Many Madison County farmers followed in Coolidge’s footsteps turning over their fields into commercial hop yards as did the farmers from neighboring counties- Montgomery, Schoharie, Chenango, Otsego, Herkimer and Oneida. The Madison County Hop Fest is a signature event for Madison County and New York State for that matter, as there are no other fests that can make the historic claim that New York State’s Hop Heritage began in their county.

The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates the past, present and prosperous future of the hop industry in Madison County and throughout New York State. At the 22nd Annual Madison County Hop Fest we will have: programs about hop culture in NYS; home brewing demonstrations; exhibits on the history of hops; exhibitor booths from hop suppliers, hop farmers, beer clubs; paired beer dinner; Taste of Hops: a food and beer pairing; sampling of craft beer; crowning of Hop King or Queen. Tickets are required for all beer sampling and will go on sale in July.

More details on Madison County Hop Fest Weekend 2017 will be provided as we get closer to the event. Click on the poster image above for more information.

 September 15- Paired Beer Dinner at Good Nature Farm Brewery

September 16- on-site at the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main Street, Oneida.  10 am– 5:30 pm.  Free admission to attend presentations, exhibitors, and vendor booths.

Taste of Hops: a food and beer pairing- (12:00-2:00) Tickets:$25 advance/ $30 at the door. Participating restaurants and caterers-Colgate Inn, Good Nature Farm Brewery; Empire Farmstead Brewery, Napoleon’s Cafe, No. 10 Tavern, and more to be added! Participants receive a 5 oz.  glass.

Craft Beer Sampling: over 30 craft breweries participating- full list TBA.(2:30-5:30) Tickets-$30 advance/ $35 at the door. Participants receive a 5 oz.  glass.