As a weekend first instituted as a worker holiday, Labor Day marks the wrapping up of the summer travel season. In many places (particularly the northeast US), it is the last weekend for vacations or trips before children return to school. Summer homes are closed up and winterized in preparation for the colder months ahead, boats are pulled out of the water and put in storage until next year, and our area prepares for our busy Fall Foliage season. It’s one of our favorite weekends for stepping back to celebrate the end of another wonderful summer while looking forward to a beautiful fall.
One of our favorite area events each Labor Day weekend is Fine Arts on the Lawn, an outdoor exhibit put together each year by the Cooperstown Art Association. The “lawn” is located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown, a historic building that houses the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Public Library and Cooperstown Village Offices. The event runs Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend from 10am-5pm and features art, music and activities that feature the work of local artists. It’s a great way to support art in our community and to celebrate the amazing talent that we have in our region. The event is free and open to the public. For full details, view the prospectus!