Dolgeville Violet Festival Parade with Dolgeville Central School

Congratulations Dolgeville, NY!

With the NY Forward award of $2.25 million for community development, Dolgeville continues its commitment to improve the quality of life for its residents while attracting visitors to this wonderfully historic village.

Dolgeville is always looking forward. The village residents along with its leadership continues this forward movement with infrastructure and community projects that will serve the homes and neighborhoods well into the future.

Currently, Dolgeville is working with a number of state and federal agencies on the complete replacement of water and sewer lines which will pave the way for Main Street road work in the future. This is a major infrastructure project with some of the aging pipelines at 20 feet underground. Also, in conjunction with state and federal agencies, Dolgeville is working on sewer, water and drainage, in the North Main Street area that was devastated during the 2019 Halloween Flood. Efforts include a $100,000 study to best understand how the North Main Street area can be used for the community as a potential open space for residents.

The much loved Dolgeville Violet Festival is already getting ready for this year’s event.

The Dolgeville Violet Festival, set for June 9, 10 and 11, is shaping up to be a wonderful, fun-filled event. Enjoy a day out with plenty of festivities happening throughout the village including annual events like the village parade, vendors, 5K run and so much more. Learn more about the Dolgeville Violet Festival.

Dolgeville plans for a community space where future events can be held right in the heart of the village.

Dolgeville has been working with New York State Parks and Recreation Historic Preservation on the construction of a village pavilion with the plans already finished making the project shovel ready. This centrally located pavilion will ensure crowd-pleasing events are within walking distance of the Main Street Business District and Dolgeville’s favorite shops and locally owned businesses. It will be the perfect location for events like the Blueberry Blues and BBQ Festival and include a basketball/pickleball court and splash pad for children. The village is planning ahead with walkability and cycling a key part of the process.

From Governor Hochul’s office:

“Tucked away at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Village of Dolgeville acts as a gateway to the Adirondack region and a connection to regional cities…The Village’s unique combination of natural resources and innovative infrastructure cement the space as a center of industry within the Village. Building upon its storied history, the Village’s vision is to restore its economic, commercial, cultural and artistic vibrancy and its historic Main Street district, leading the Village into a prosperous, sustainable future. The Village of Dolgeville seeks to achieve this vision by improving access to the East Canada Creek, creating a fund to assist small businesses and providing critical childcare facilities.” –

Historic Dolgeville, NY, straddles the Herkimer and Fulton County borders.

Dolgeville was founded in 1794 by Samuel Low when he decided to construct two mills—a saw mill and a gristmill. The village was later incorporated in 1881 as Green’s Bridge, then Brockett’s Bridge, and would petition Washington in 1887 to change its name to Dolgeville after industrialist, Alfred Dolge (1848-1922).  

Many businesses call Dolgeville home, and with so much hard work being done by the village leadership and volunteers, it’s easy to see why it is loved by residents and visitors alike! Be sure to visit the Dolgeville Forward Business Directory.

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