Make These August Events Part of Your Stay at The Cove

When you stay at The Cove at Sylvan Beach, you’re always a short drive away from some of Upstate New York’s best summertime events. This August, our guests will find family fun, great music, local artisans, and so much more at events happening all month long. Check out some of our favorite upcoming events and make sure to add a few to your vacation plans!

Jeeps At The Beach

Jeeps on the BeachPhoto Credit: Jeeps At The Beach

Attention, Jeepers: Jeeps At The Beach is returning for another great show in Sylvan Beach on August 7. The largest Jeep-only show in the region welcomes Jeeps of all ages and models, although registration is required to show your ride. There will be live music, activities for the kids, raffles, and more, and the event is dog-friendly, making it a great way to spend the day in beautiful Sylvan Beach with your furry friend. Best of all, Jeeps At The Beach benefits a great cause, with all proceeds donated to the Upstate Foundation via Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. 

Canal Fest

Sylvan Beach Canal FestPhoto Credit: Sylvan Beach Canal Fest

Another great Sylvan Beach event, Canal Fest will be held from August 12-14 and includes a craft and vendor show, live music from local musicians, and tons of family-focused fun kids will love. This year’s event also offers a kids’ fishing derby for the younger anglers in your family, a visit from the Utica ZooMobile, a water ski show, and movies in the park. On Saturday night, head into town for the huge fireworks show over Oneida Lake. 

Capitolfest Film Festival

Capitolfest Ex-Bad Boy Poster

Just a short drive away in Rome, the Capitol Arts Complex will welcome fans of silent films and early talkies to Capitolfest from August 12-14. This year’s festivities include a tribute to Robert Armstrong, whose film and TV career spanned five decades. Most films are shown in 35mm prints on the Rome Capitol Theater’s carbon-arc, variable-speed projectors for a vintage viewing experience, and organ music fills leisurely intermissions to make sure there’s plenty of time to refresh before diving into the next screening. Guests can register for the whole show, but one- and two-day passes and single-session admission are available as well. 

Madison-Bouckville Antique Week

Madison-Bouckville Antique WeekPhoto Credit: Madison Bouckville Antique Promotions

Antiques collectors and vintage enthusiasts flock to Madison-Bouckville Antique Week each year in August to explore New York’s largest antiques and collectibles show with 13 showfields and more than 2,000 dealers and vendors. This year’s event held from August 15-21 will be the show’s 50th anniversary and include a vast selection of items for sale from decades – and centuries – past. There are also several year-round antiques shops and co-ops near the show, parking is free, and food trucks will be on site for shoppers working up an appetite!

Chenango Blues Festival

Chenango Blues FestivalPhoto Credit: Chenango Blues Festival

Head to the Chenango County Fairgrounds on August 19 and 20 for the 29th annual Chenango Blues Festival, where two stages will host a great lineup of incredible blues artists including:

  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Southern Avenue
  • Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling
  • Altered Five
  • Popa Chubby
  • Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
  • Annika Chambers
  • Eg Kight Trio
  • Phill Wiggins and Corey Harris
  • Angel Forrest
  • Hi-Jivers
  • Misty Blues Band

Guests will also find plenty of fun things for kids to do, craft vendors, and delicious food on site, and as always, the Friday night kick-off show is free to the public. Coolers are allowed, so grab dinner at Sylvan Beach Supply Co. and enjoy a meal and great music under the stars.  

The Great New York State Fair

Child Pets CowPhoto Credit: New York State Fair

The New York State Fair is one of the best in the country, offering visitors a chance to enjoy all the best of the state in one place – plus a huge midway with carnival rides and games, daily entertainment, and a diverse selection of food that includes deep-fried treats, international cuisines, and fare from local eateries. 

Check out our recent blog post on the fair to learn more: click here

Turning Stone Events

There’s always something happening at Turning Stone Resort Casino, just twenty minutes from The Cove. Upcoming August entertainment includes the following shows:

  • Colin Quinn
  • Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
  • Little Big Town
  • Ace Frehley
  • Legends in Concert: Legendary Ladies
  • Daughtry with Pop Evil
  • The Texas Tenors

For more information about live entertainment at Turning Stone, visit the resort casino’s calendar of events. Turning Stone is also home to everything from fast casual to fine dining and Exit 33, where you can enjoy the best regional acts at Tin Rooster, The Gig, and Turquoise Tiger each weekend. 

Join Us In August for Upstate’s Best Events

Summer is far from over at The Cove at Sylvan Beach! Join us in August to enjoy these great events and all that Upstate New York has to offer, from outdoor adventure on Oneida Lake to history, arts, and more. Can’t join us for our inaugural summer? We’re currently accepting reservations for September and October, as well as bookings for Summer 2023.