Chatham OctoberFeast
Saturday, Oct. 7, 11:00am-11:00pm

We celebrated the harvest with local food and family fun. See our gallery of photos from the event. Entertainment included a mini petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting, craft projects, several local bands, a pretzel eating contest, dog costume contest, German Costume Contest, Stein Heist, and two Chili Contests! Download the map and schedule of events.



Taste Box TamalesOutside Taste Box, 17 Main Street
Golden Harvest Farms donuts and ciderOutside Willow & Oak, 1 Main Street
The Blue Plate will be serving their original meatloaf with whipped potatoes and gravy, roasted carrots, and butternut bisque with spiced almond brown butter. In the Prepared building at 20 Main Street
Pork, Bratwurst & 1/4 Chickens on the smoker for saleChatham Brewing, 59 Main Street
Cider tastingsChatham Wine & Liquor, 53 Main Street
Alima's Ginger Juice, Hibiscus Mint Tea and more for saleBy the clocktower
Ice cream for saleOutside American Pie A La Mode, 41 Main Street
Carolyn Gregory's Meat Ball Subs for saleBy the clocktower
Yummy Kitchen food for saleNear the clocktower
Farmer's Market to include Hawks Roost Farm, Hand Hollow Maple, Green Acres Farm, Farm at Millers CrossingOutside Columbia Land Conservancy, 49 Main Street
Free Bus Transportationfrom Park Row to Chatham MED
Beer Steins and Pretzel Necklaces for Sale by the Friends of the TracyOutside R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry, 42 Main Street
Chatham School District Art ShowThroughout Main Street
Face PaintingIn the Berkshire Bank parking lot, 50-52 Main Street
Chatham Fire Department Fire Truck displayIn front of Berkshire Bank
Mini Petting Zoo with Baby Goats. Also featuring a variety of local and regional goat cheeses, and offering beer and cheese pairing suggestions.Outside Bimi's Cheese Shop, 21 Main Street
Pumpkin Painting and sweet treats for sale by the Lady Reds 10U Softball TeamIn the Berkshire Bank parking lot, 50-52 Main Street
Chatham Kids Club Crafts and informationIn the Berkshire Bank parking lot, 50-52 Main Street
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary by raffling a $40 gift certificate. All proceeds will go to the Chatham & Ghent Food Pantries.Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street

Other Events Throughout the Day

11:00amCommunity Chili Contest to benefit Columbia Pathways to Recovery. Download the Chili Contest entry form here. Judges: Nancy Fuller from Food Network's Farmhouse Rules, Sal DeAngelo CSSD Superintendent, and Tom Curran Chatham MayorOn Main Street
NoonStonefly - Local duo playing classic rock favorites.Chatham Brewing Tent
Noon-2:00pm2 Blue: Richard Green (blues guitar) and Amy Ryan (gutsy female singer)Clocktower Stage
1:00pmFirehouse Chili Contest to benefit Columbia Pathways to Recovery. Local Firehouses compete to see who can cook up the best chili in Columbia County. The public judges. $5 to taste them all!Chatham Fire Station, 2 Hoffman Street
2:00pmCeremonial Keg Tapping. A special keg of barrel aged Dopplebock will be tapped - only available for OctoberFeast!Chatham Brewing Tent
2:00pmBrian LaPoint & The Joint - A revolving line up of musical talent led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Brian LaPoint. Chatham Brewing Tent
2:00pmAbby Lappen - Hudson Valley singer / songwriterClocktower Stage
3:00pmPretzel Eating Contest: Soft German-style pretzels hung from a string. The first to finish (no hands) wins a prize.Chatham Brewing Tent
4:00pmStein Hoist. See who can hold a 1/2 liter stein filled with beer at arm's length the longest.Chatham Brewing Tent
4:30pmEli's Gin - Acoustic rock with a kick, covering a wide range of musical styles in a sing along fashion.Chatham Brewing Tent
5:00pmDog Costume Contest. Show off your dog's finest fashion for a chance to win some Chatham swag! Winners announced at 5:00pm.Chatham Brewing Tent
6:00pmBest German Costume (Oktoberfest Dirndl Dress & Lederhosen). Come to OctoberFeast in your finest Bavarian outfit for a chance to win a special prize. Contest winners announced at 6:00pm.Chatham Brewing Tent
8:00pmSide Show Willie, voted 2017 Best Entertainer in Columbia County Chatham Brewing Tent
Chatham OctoberFeast logo

Thank you to our sponsors

MetzWood Insurance logo
Kinderhook Bank logo
BuildPay logo
Trustco Bank logo
Berkshire Bank logo
Columbia County Tourism logo
Columbia-Greene Media

Special thanks to these contributing businesses:

American Pie
Beach & Bartolo Realtors
Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Boxwood Linen
Chatham Bookstore
Chatham Brewery
Chatham Flowers
Chatham Grill
Chatham Wine & Liquor
Columbia County Agricultural Society
Columbia Land Conservancy
Countryside Dental
French, Gifford, Preitor & Blasl Funeral Home
Inn At Silver Maple Farm
R.H. Van Alstyne Jewelry
Somethins Gotta Give
Stone House Properties
The Warm Ewe
The Kinderhook Group
The People’s Pub
Thompson Giroux Gallery
Victoria Dinardo
Willow & Oak

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