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cover of the 2016 Columbia County Visitors Guide

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What's Happening in Columbia County

  • October 20-21 and 27-28
    Legends By Candlelight Ghost Tours

    ​The highlight of Clermont’s fall season. Guests who arrive at Clermont will find themselves welcomed into a 1921 Halloween party complete with a spiritual medium, crystal ball, and a Ouija board. When the seance goes wrong, the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion’s 250 year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. a rare ‘Clermont After Dark’ tour which features hand carved flickering jack-o-lanterns! Reservations required!

  • October 20-21 and 27-28
    Autumnal Horse & Carriage Tours

    ​A stunning carriage and draft team saunter Frederic Church’s gravel roads bringing travelers to majestic views and stellar landscapes while viewing the sky, the Hudson River, and the Catskill Mountains. Reservations required.

  • October 21
    Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

    Are you looking for some mystery, murder and mayhem? Come out and board the beautiful Marika, enjoy a cruise on the Hudson River, dinner, a murder mystery (by Two of Us Productions) and great river views! Boarding starts at 6:30 pm.

  • October 21
    Unreserved Estate Auction

    ​Auction featuring estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives and more.

  • October 22
    Ghostly Gallup 5K

    ​The 5K course has been certified by the USA Track & Field and its entire length will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race. There will be a runner’s costume competition and cash prizes for the top adult runners, the fastest team (up to 5 members), best costume and largest family entering in the combined events. Walk up registrations opens at 9:30am, Kids Run starts at 11am, 5K Run & walk starts at 11:30am.

  • Octover 22-29
    FilmColumbia 2017

    ​Eight day Film Festival screening over seventy major studio and independent features, award winning foreign films, documentaries, animation and meet-the-filmmaker events in the Village of Chatham…...The Crandell Theatre, The Tracey Memorial and The Morris Memorial.

Getaway and Play in Columbia County!

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway, vacation destination or just a place to kick back and relax, Columbia County, NY is the ideal place to visit. The County offers unsurpassed rural beauty, a rich cultural scene and active recreational opportunities.

An abundance of theater, dance, and music options as well as all kinds of festivals fill the seasons with non-stop entertainment. While over 50 public heritage sites capture the county's distinctive place in U.S. history. No matter what you choose to explore, come and visit the Columbia County country hospitality.

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