Craft Beer, Wine, Cider Contest on Tap at Columbia County Fair

CHATHAM -- In its third year, the increasingly popular Amateur Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Contest continues to attract more and more entries at the Columbia County Fair, according to Superintendent Betsy Braley of Chatham. “This contest reflects the increasingly popular craft of making beer, wine and cider and it grows a little each year,” she [...]


Holiday Cookie Championship Heats Up at 2017 Columbia County Fair

Claverack resident Nancy Fuller of Food Network’s “Farmhouse Rules” television show, organizes last year’s cooking contest at the Columbia County Fair. Fuller is coordinating this year’s Holiday Cookie Contest. CHATHAM -- Bakers of all ages should look in their gardens and put on their chef’s hats now in preparation for this year’s Holiday Cookie [...]


Columbia County Fair Scarecrow-Making Clinic Set for July 16

Ghent resident Mike DiMisa, right, shows young fairgoers how to build an elephant from straw. DiMisa will lead the sixth annual scarecrow-making clinic at the fairgrounds on July 16. Individuals, families and groups are invited to participate in the free workshop. CHATHAM – Award-winning scarecrow maker Mike DiMisa of Ghent will lead a [...]

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