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Dolgeville Violet Festival

The Dolgeville Violet Festival happens every year on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June, and this year, June 9, 10 and 11!

Enjoy events at the Violet Festival like the annual parade, 5k Race and Kids’ Fun Run, lots of vendors, along with art and flower shows.

As the Dolgeville Violet Festival Committee describes it,

“The Dolgeville Violet Festival is not just a one-time event during the summer, but a year-round effort by the residents of Dolgeville. The Violet Festival preserves the historical aspects of the Village of Dolgeville through the use of innovative, artistic, and educational displays throughout the year. There is an emphasis on the communities’ rich horticultural history, which culminates with the annual Dolgeville Violet Festival…”

The Festival draws more than 75 vendors, 80 organizations that participate in the parade, and over 10,000 people to the Village during the three-day event.

Festival Committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Dolgeville Village Hall. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend.

Lyndon Lyon and Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses

Lyndon Lyon, who lived in Dolgeville until his death in 1999, developed about 800 hybrid varieties of African violet and helped popularize its use as a houseplant. Lyon’s greenhouse in Dolgeville still operates and is known for violets and orchids, and Dolgeville’s annual Violet Festival commemorates him. Wikipedia

Visit LyndonLyon.com for more information about violets from Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses.

More details will be added soon! Like and follow the Dolgeville Violet Festival on Facebook.

Friday, June 9th, 2023

  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 6-8pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 6:30pm: Violet Festival Opening Ceremonies, Welcome at Joe Condello Gazebo in Plowe Park – Presentation of Lyndon, Lyon Community Award to Big M, Crowning of the Violet Festival
    Queen, Anna “Aunt Annie” Musella, House Decorating Contest Winners Announced
  • 7pm: Violet Festival Princess & Little Mister Pageant, Ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, Information – Taylor
  • 7-11pm: Whiskey Creek at Rustic Ties no cover charge
  • 7:30-9pm: Dolgeville Community Band Concert at the Plowe Park Gazebo

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

  • 6-9am: Vendors Set up – Marilyn 315-429-9884
  • 7-10am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 9am-5pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 10am: Violet Festival Parade, Crystal or Don 315-527-9585
  • 10am-5pm: Featured Artist, Anne Contino and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 12-2pm: Critical Path at Plowe Park Stage
  • 12-done: Boy Scouts Chicken BBQ at Auskerada Place Basement
  • 12-4pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Free Kids Tie Dye T-shirts in front of Military Monument. Limited shirts available, can also bring your own.
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plus BOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 2-4pm: AS/IS at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 4pm: Brookfield Tractor Pullers at the Daley’s on Moore Rd, Free Admision, bring lawn chair
  • 4-6pm: Fas4ward at Plowe Park Stage
  • 6-7:30pm: Kat & Tyler at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 7:30-10pm: Violet Festival’s Got Talent Contest
  • 10pm: Fireworks Display from Summerhouse Hill

Ongoing events on Saturday and Sunday

  • Craft Show – Flea Market Horticulture and Food Vendors on Main Street
  • Garden Flower Show at The Graystone
  • Featured Artist Show at The Graystone
  • DCS PreK-12 Student Art Show at The Graystone
  • Themed Basket Tickets sold at Violet Festival
  • Info Booth – Drawing Sunday about 4pm
  • Bounce Houses on Softball Field
  • Village Wide Garage Sales
  • Raffle Ticket Sale for Tyoe’s
  • Chainsawing Carving
  • ​Rock Climbing Wall
  • ​Bull Riding

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

  • 7-8am: Registration/Packet Pick Up “Run for Violets” 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run, Across from Firehouse
  • 7-11am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 8:30am: Run for Violets 5K Run/Walk USAT+F Certification #NY13048JG starts across from firehouse. Some streets will be temporarily be closed for the safety of the participants and motorists. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • 9:30am: 1K Kids Fun Run – free of charge, across from firehouse
  • 10-11am: Ecumenical Service at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 10am-4pm: Featured Artist and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 11-11:30am: Poetry Contest at Plowe Park Stage – Joan Lein
  • 12-2pm: Dolgeville Cemetery Walking Tour
  • ​12-3pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Dolgeville Manheim HistoricalSociety open
  • 1-3pm: The Penneystreet Playersat Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plusBOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 3-5pm: Northern Outlaws at Plowe Park Stage

Annual Gloversville Railfest

Annual Gloversville Railfest

17th Annual Gloversville Railfest

Trail Station Park • Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 10 AM – 8 PM

Live Music, Rock Climbing Wall, Food Vendors, Product Vendors, Bounce Houses, Bounce Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Corn Hole & more.


11:20am The ShoeLeatherExpress Western Square & Round Dancing
12:30pm Miss Railfest Pageant
2:50pm Jak Visual Deception Artist

Gloversville Fire Department will be spraying water for the kids to play in throughout the day in Transit Parking lot.
More details coming soon!

Proceeds go toward future city park improvements. Vendor Applications are available online.


Mohawk Valley Garlic Festival

Eat, Stink & Be Merry at the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival on September 9, 2023 at Canal Place in Little Falls!

Eat, Stink & Be Merry at the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival with the area’s best garlic growers, produce vendors, fine artisans, food product producers, herbs and flower vendors, festival cuisine, live entertainment, family activities and more. Visit us on Facebook for updates.

Uniquely local

The Mohawk Valley’s climate and soils are ideal for growing garlic and herbs, which is why we have so many local producers. Ours is a non-profit agricultural festival; we aim to provide information to area would-be farmers and gardeners pertaining to the benefits of growing these crops.

Gloversville Fall Fest

Gloversville Fall Fest

The 11th Annual Gloversville Fallfest will be on Saturday, October 7th from 11am-4pm at Trail Station Park.

Trick or Treating will begin near the Railcar at 3:30pm. Costume Contest winners to be announced at the Gazebo soon after.

There will be pumpkin painting, free bounce houses, potato sack races, three-legged races, hula hoop contest, Giant Connect Four, Giant Checkers, Giant Jenga, music, food vendors, product vendors and more.

Vendor Applications available online.