fall fest
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Car Show
Car Show
Solar Star Gazing
Solar Star Gazing
Caricatures by WC Pope
Caricatures by WC Pope
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Pumpkins - waiting to be painted!
Pumpkins - waiting to be painted!
Children's Activities
Children's Activities
Our Herkimer Mascot - The General!
Our Herkimer Mascot - The General!

Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend

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Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1
Sunday, October 2

A printable schedule is available here.

Friday, September 30

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Zombie Run
Wehrum Stadium, 6 p.m.

Alumni Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony & Reception
Robert McLaughlin College Center, 7-9 p.m.

Join us as we induct Donald J. Snyder ‘04 and Dartray Belk ‘06 to the Alumni Hall of Honor, welcome back former inductees, and celebrate our more than 22,000 alumni since the founding of Herkimer College. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required by calling (315) 574-4015. Click here for more information on the Alumni Hall of Honor.

RMCC Lawn, Dusk


Saturday, October 1

Noon – 4 p.m.

Various activities planned throughout the day—there’s something for everyone!

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Cogar Gallery Art Show
    “Faculty Retrospective”
  • 10th Annual Car Show
    & Awards Ceremony

    Antique and Classic Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Music by DJ “Red Hot ‘n Wild”
  • Cartoon Caricatures by W.C. Pope
  • Solar Star Gazing
    with Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society
  • Strolling Magician
    featuring the amazing Joey D
  • Mark Tyoe, master chainsaw artist
  • Chicken BBQ available for eat in or take out $$
  • Cider, Donuts and other treats Available while they last!
  • Campus Tours
  • Recreational Swimming in Cristman Pool
  • College Bookstore Open

Inflatables, pumpkin painting, disc golf, kids’ arts and crafts, geocaching on the Nature Trail, and more!

Music, Games, Food, Art Show, Wagon Rides, Presentations, Displays, Car Show, Tours & Much More!!!

  • “Meet the authors” book signing
  • 50 Years of Herkimer County & Herkimer County Community College
  • “Birds of Prey” live demonstration presented by Page Wildlife Center
  • Physical Therapist Assistant presentations, massages and paraffin wax hand dips
  • Fashion Buying & Merchandising presentation including vintage clothing display
  • Travel & Events Management showcase (RMCC 282/283)

Athletic Events:

  • 11 a.m. Women’s Cross Country meet
  • 11:45 a.m. Men’s Cross Country meet
  • Noon Alumni Baseball Game
  • Noon Men’s Soccer vs. Northern Virginia
  • 1 p.m. Alumni Softball Game
  • 1:30 p.m. Alumni Men’s Basketball Game
  • 2:30 p.m Women’s Soccer vs. Anne Arundel
  • 4:30 p.m. High School Girls Varsity Soccer: Poland H.S. vs. Oriskany H.S.

Sunday, October 2

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cruise with the President
Herkimer College President Cathleen McColgin will host a brunch on board a two-hour Erie Canal Cruise. We are no longer taking reservations for this event. Participants are asked to arrive at the Gems Along the Mohawk (800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer) between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Please check in near the ticket booth in the rear of the gift shop. (We will have a list of those who have paid. No ticket necessary.) The cruise will board at 10:15 a.m., depart at 10:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. (The cruise will take place rain or shine. Indoor seating is available.)


All events free (unless indicated by $$) and open to the public. Schedule subject to change.

Reserve your hotel room today!

A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $120 per night (single/double) for September 30 and October 1 at the Radisson Hotel Utica Centre, 200 Genesee St. Utica, NY. Call 315-797-8010 and use the group code SMERF to make your reservation.

Rain or Shine!

The College Bookstore, located in the Library Building, will be open from 12 noon - 3 pm. Discounts available!

The Car Show

Show off your Antique or Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycles. More...

Farmer's Market

If you wish to participate as a Farmer's Market vendor please download the Farmer's Market Application.

Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend is sponsored by:

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