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Madison County Tourism Names Barbara Giambastiani Bartlett 2017 Champion of Tourism
Madison County Tourism, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, recently named Barbara Giambastiani Bartlett as the recipient of the 2017 Emily Marshall Champion of Tourism Award. The award was presented to Bartlett, who recently retired as the Executive Director of Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia, during Madison County Tourism’s annual dinner on April 13 at the Colgate Inn in Hamilton.
Bartlett was recognized for promoting cultural heritage tourism during her distinguished career.
New York State Maple Weekends
Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend. The event takes place March 18-19 and March 25-26, from 10am- 4pm each day. During both weekends, producers from across the state will welcome families to their farms to experience firsthand how real, mouthwatering maple syrup and other related maple products are made.
Empire Brewing Company Travels to China.
China hosted their first ever China Craft Beer Awards (CCBA). Over 100 craft beers were entered in 17 categories, along with 40 media guests, in Beijing, China. David Katleski and Tim Butler of Empire Brewing Company were among the carefully selected panel of judges.
David Katleski, founder of Empire Brewing Company, Tim Butler, Director of Brewing Operations, Jing Zhang, Export Specialist, and Monica Palmer, Design Director, journeyed to Beijing for the four day trip. Katleski and Butler were the only Americans on the professional judging team for the CCBA. Katleski was selected to judge Stout, Porter and Pale Ale, while Butler judged Amber Lagers, IPA and Best of Show. Empire began distribution in China in November 2016.
Partnering with one of China's first craft beer pioneers, Panda Brew. Empire's Slo Mo IPA, White Aphro, Skinny Atlas Light and East Coast Amber are now available on draft and in bottles throughout Beijing; and eventually, the country.
Celebrate at the Hamilton Movie Theater
Since 1895,The Hamilton Movie Theater has served as a centerpiece for films, live performances, and community events. The theater is a great place to book for your next birthday party or group gathering! Bring your own movie, or choose from our extensive collection.
Theater rentals are great for, Birthday parties, Club gatherings, Reunions, Employee appreciation events, etc.
Welcome to Madison County
The villages of Madison County, New York invite you to unwind, explore and enjoy their authentic farm-to-table restaurants, charming shops, unique festivals, farmstead bed & breakfasts, and cozy inns.
Enjoy dinner in Cazenovia or Hamilton and pair your meal with a local craft beer, cider, spirit, or wine. Be sure to stroll downtown and visit the unique shops you’ll find along the way, too. For even more shopping, head over to Bouckville where antique shops line Route 20. And be sure to return in August for the famous Madison-Bouckville Antique Week.
You’ll also want to celebrate all things “Oz” during the annual Oz-Stravaganza festival in Chittenango, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. And if you’re ready to rumble, head to Canastota for Induction Weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Or visit Hop Fest in Oneida to celebrate Central New York’s strong heritage of growing this beer-producing crop.
Or if you’re looking to stretch your legs and take in some fresh air, head to DeRuyter and Georgetown. That’s where you’ll find plenty of opportunities to mountain bike, hike, camp, hunt, fish, and more.
So go ahead, unwind, explore and enjoy!