Canal Street holds annual fall festival

Going back in time for fun: The eighth annual fall festival at the Canal Street Station Museum Village, on Route 20 in Duanesburg, features an old diner, locomotive, and general store among other attractions. The festival will be held this weekend, Sept. 28 and 29. Admission is free; the not-for-profit organization accepts donations.

The Canal Street Station Railroad Village will celebrate its eighth annual Fall Historic Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29.

The event will feature antique cars, hot rods, antique gas engines, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, a farmers’ market, antique outboard motors and tractors, antiques vendors, and wood carvers. Barbecue Delights Catering will hold a barbecue.  The Loosely Wound String Band will perform on Sunday afternoon.

The Wallace Armer General Store Museum will be open, as will a 1953 E8 Electro-Motive Division New York Central locomotive and the 1941 Silk City Diner, in the process of restoration.  This is the original 9 & 20 Diner from Schodack, N.Y.  Other railroad rolling stock and a 1900 D & H track maintenance building, originally located in Delanson, are also on the grounds.

The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

The Canal Street Station Museum Village is located at 2100 Western Turnpike, three miles east of Duanesburg on Route 20, or six miles west of Route 158 in Guilderland.

For more information or if you would like a vendor/display space, call Joseph Merli at 355-6536.

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