Only in Cooperstown do old world charm, the beauty of nature, and first-class cultural offerings come together to create such an extraordinary vacation destination! With an abundance of museums, theaters, and al fresco dining options, not to mention one of the most beautiful natural settings in New York State, you won’t want to miss August in Cooperstown!
Baseball Hall of Fame Author Series
Everyone knows Cooperstown is famous for the Baseball Hall of Fame. But did you know about the “Author Series?” The “Author Series” allows fans to meet some of their favorite baseball authors, learn about what went into the creation of their new books, and get your favorite titles signed by the authors themselves! In August, baseball writers Mitchell Nathanson, Peter Bjarkman, Matt Silverman, and Dan D’Addona will all be here to meet with fans. Don’t miss it!
And, don’t miss your opportunity to see world-class opera during your visit to Cooperstown! Our Glimmerglass Festival brings talent from all over the world to perform throughout the summer. “La Boheme,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “The Thieving Magpie” are just a few of the productions you can see in 2016. Pack a picnic, look out over Lake Otsego, and enjoy opera at its finest! You won’t find such a wonderful and unique experience of opera anywhere else!
Fenimore Art Museum
Looking for outdoor entertainment a little closer to Main Street? Just steps from lovely Lake Otsego you and your family can enjoy a professional theater production by the Glimmer Globe Theatre Company. Fenimore Art Museum’s Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater is featuring “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Crucible” this season. Excellent theater and the great outdoors, too!
Art by the Lake
Fenimore Art Museum also offers “Art by the Lake,” showcasing outstanding artists in all genres of landscape art. Stroll the grounds overlooking beautiful Lake Otsego, while also enjoying some of the best food, wine, and beer in the region. Fenimore’s “Art by the Lake” also features artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music, and more!
Brewing beer has become the latest “curated” art form these days and Brewery Ommegang showcases some of the best beer offerings anywhere during their “Belgium Comes to Cooperstown Beer Tasting Festival.” Throughout the festival not only can you enjoy an exceptional array of beers, but Ommeagang also sponsors live music, gourmet foods, even fireworks!