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Saturday, May 18th 2024

Join us for the 15th Annual South Otselic Fishing & Heritage Day

Saturday, May 18th 2024

Join us for the 15th Annual South Otselic Fishing & Heritage Day

Saturday, May 18th 2024

Join us for the 15th Annual South Otselic Fishing & Heritage Day

Bear Sculpture Raffle

Don't miss the raffle of a charming 3.5 ft. bear carving, donated by Savage Carvings. Tickets available at the Welcome Tent in the Town Park on May 18th, or send a check to OVF&HA, P.O. Box 113, South Otselic, NY 13155. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Also check out Savage Carvings demos near the First Baptist Church.

Haudenosaunee Programs

Educator Jessica Farmer from the Oneida Nation will tell stories and conduct two hands-on workshops on making Corn Husk Dolls (11:00am and 2:00pm). At 1:00pm, Oneida singers and dancers will perform. Renowned Mohawk basket maker, Robin Lazore, and her two daughters, will demonstrate the construction of ash baskets.

Ducky Derby

Try your luck at 3pm at the Gorge Creek Bridge! 1st place: $200, 2nd place: $100, 3rd place: $50. Tickets for each duck are $5, please email Andrea Lehmann at ALehman@ovcs.org to purchase a ticket. Proceeds to benefit the OV FFA and the OVF&HA. Cheer for your favorite lucky duck or buy one for a friend! What do you call a clever duck? A wise quacker.

Don't miss these other special events and programs scheduled for 2024...

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Georgetown Fire Department Fish Fry

Pickup lasts between 4:30-6:00 pm. Call in orders only, Pickup only.

Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at 2pm-4pm

Musical Program at North Pitcher Community Center/Church

Music by John Kirk and Trish Miller, Kandi’s Kitchen will be available to purchase food and beverages.

Sunday, July 28th, 2024 at 2pm-3pm

Musical Program at Georgetown Town Park

Music by the Smyrna Citizens Band. Refreshments will be provided by the Georgetown Fire Department. The Madison County Emergency Management team, including the rescue helicopter, will be on site to educate the public about its services.

Sunday, August 4th, 2024 at 2pm-4pm

Local History Program at North Pitcher Community Center/Church

Chenango County Historian Henry Drexler will present a program on Abandoned Barns and Farmland in Chenango County. Free, handmade refreshments from Fox Trail Farm will be served.


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About Otselic Valley

Celebrating our Rural Nature, Culture & History

The Otselic Valley is home to scenic trails, ponds and Otselic River fishing spots which locals treasure for their beauty and history. Browse our site to discover all the hidden gems that make our valley unique and valued.

  • Local towns are named after a river flowing through it, the Otselic.
  • The hatchery rears pond-reared walleye fingerlings, and rears small lots of wild, heritage-strain and Temiscamie brook trout. Annual production is 15,000 pounds of fish. Brook trout are stocked with fix wing airplane (bush pilots) as well as helicopters in the Adirondacks.
  • Over 10 square miles (26 km2) or about 7,000 acres (2,800 ha) are state-owned forest lands open to the public for forest-related recreation such as hunting, bird-watching, camping, fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.

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