For Immediate Release Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director
Date: August 22, 2014
Re: Madison County Historical Society’s 50th Annual Craft Days September 6 & 7, 2014.
The 50th Annual Craft Days is on Saturday, September 6, 10 am-5 pm and on Sunday, September 7, 10 am- 4 pm at the Madison County Historical Society in Oneida. The admission is $4 for adults, children 12 and under are free. The society is once again offering a weekend pass for $6. There is a free park and ride shuttle at the Glenwood Plaza on route 46 in Oneida. Come purchase beautiful handmade products created by each of the talented craft artisans at the show. Watch as some crafters demonstrate their artistry twice each day at 11 am- 12 pm and again from 1pm- 2:00 pm. There is an array of talented artisans in this year’s show hailing from all over New York State and Pennsylvania selling and displaying their exquisite decorative paintings, fiber arts, floral, glass fused creations, jewelry, painting and drawings, photography, candles, skin care products, soap, pottery, woodworking, mixed media, pet products and more! There are so many talented artisans participating at Craft Days along with our newly juried in artisans this year, so there is definitely something for everyone.
Of course there will be an array of delicious foods to tempt visitors from pastries, fudge, kettle corn, wood fired pizza, cinnamon roasted nuts, ice cream, honey, an array of maple products and jams and jellies.
Musical entertainment will be provided from 1 pm.—3 p.m. each day by two returning groups. On Saturday, Double Chase, led by mother and son, Thelma and Matt Chase will play their appealing folk melodies. On Sunday, a small group of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association known as “The Thistle and the Rose” will present old time Scots-Irish music.
There will be also free children’s activities all weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 the society will have 19thcentury games set-up in tent 1 for children between the ages of 9-12. On Saturday and Sunday from 12-2, artist and Oneida High school art teacher, Heather Cigeroglu along with her Oneida High School Art Club students will be doing face painting. Visitors can also tour the society’s headquarters, Cottage Lawn, an 1849 Gothic Revival Cottage, during the event between 12 – 2 p.m. both days. Early American Industries will be demonstrating throughout the weekend using early American wooden tools. They also hope the public brings in their old tools that they will help them identify.
For one day only on Sunday, September 7 from 1:00- 2:30 pm the Beekman Boys (Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge) will be appearing for a book signing. Beekman related merchandise will also be available for sale. The Beekman Boys are well known for their signature brand of beauty, home and food products that are available at national retail stores and as authors of a series of cookbooks and stars of their very own cooking show on the Cooking Channel.
As always visitors are sure to find a special handmade item, a delectable treat, and great live music and fun activities all in one location at the 50th Annual Craft Days at the Madison County Historical Society. Admission is $4 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Purchase a weekend pass for $6 and join us both days! No animals or smoking are permitted on the grounds.
For more information, please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or visit us atwww.mchs1900.org. Like Madison County Historical Society, Oneida, NY and Craft Days on Facebook.
Caption: Scott Van Dyke of Oriskany will be one of the demonstrating woodworking artisans at this year’s 50th Annual Craft Days on September 6 (10 am- 5 pm) & September 7 (10 am- 4 pm).