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
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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Fall Fest Schedule

Saturday, September 28th
Noon - 4 p.m.

Afternoon and evening activities…..Rain or Shine!

Various activities planned throughout the day….subject to change

Information Booth/Alumni Table - stop by for updated information on the day’s activities and events...& giveaways, while they last!

  • Admissions information booth - speak with a current student and take a campus tour!
  • Utica Zoo ZooMobile -fur, feathers and FUN! Join us for an interactive experience with a variety of live animals.
  • Mark Tyoe, master chainsaw artist, will demonstrate his skills and talent with a chainsaw!
  • Cogar Gallery Art Show - Kathleen Nathan (RMCC 278)
  • 13th Annual Car Show & Awards Ceremony—Antique and Classic Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles (Parking Lot)
  • Music all afternoon by DJ “Red Hot ‘n Wild” (Band Shell, Parking lot)
  • Have a cartoon caricature done by W.C. Pope
  • Shaun Robison - The Charming Deceptionist ~Magical Entertainment
  • Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society Solar Star Gazing, rain or shine, learn about the sun and the stars
  • Novelty items - photo booth, sand art and wax hands
  • Jill Rae Vennera of “Easels on the Gogh” – Make It & Take It fall themed painting
  • Pumpkin Painting, create your own and take it home!
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides provided by Waite Family Percherons of Edmeston, NY
  • Disc Golf - play our 9-hole disc (Frisbee) golf course. Course maps available at the Information Booth. A limited number of discs available to loan.
  • Geocaching on the Nature Trail - Cache coordinate maps & GPS units, available for loan, at the Information Booth/Alumni Kiosk.
  • Popcorn and maple cotton candy - while it lasts!


  • 1:00 pm – Birds of Prey program presented by Cindy Page of Page Wildlife Center, Manlius, NY will focus on predator-prey relationships, adaptations birds develop for their specific environments and the role these birds have in the ecosystem. (RMCC 288)
  • 3:00 pm – Car Show Awards (Band Shell, Parking Lot)

Athletic Events

  • 1 pm - Men’s Soccer vs. Brookdale Community College (Wehrum Stadium)


Join us as we close out the day’s festivities with a bonfire under the stars! Free & open to the public.

  • 8-10 p.m. Lower College Parking lot w/Village of Herkimer Fire Department
  • Hot & cold cider and donuts to enjoy around the fire—while it lasts!
  • Live music
  • Bring your own chairs and warm, snuggly blankets

All events open to the public and free (unless otherwise indicated)