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cover of the 2016 Columbia County Visitors Guide

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What's Happening in Columbia County

  • September 20
    Views, Choose & Brews

    ​When was the last time you visited The Village of Chatham? If it’s been a while, or you’ve never had the pleasure, then the Columbia County Chamber has the perfect way for you to get a taste of the Village. There will be be a Walk-A-Bout from 4-6pm, starting at the Tracy Building on the circle, followed by a networking event at Chatham Brewing. Everyone is welcome!

  • September 22-24
    Performing Olana: Frederic Church living is art

    ​Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Church’s painting, letters, family life and celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together in Church’s art.

  • September 23
    Open Day - Meet the Animals

    ​Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting our 80+ horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their life at the sanctuary. It will be a fun, educational experience for all. Feel free to picnic at our pond.

  • September 23
    Unreserved Estate Auction

    ​Unreserved estate auction (with select additions) featuring estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, chine, glass, stoneware, primitives and more.

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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