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4th on the Third Independence Day Celebration

Presented in Partnership with the Schenectady County Historical Society


It's Fun For The Whole Family!

Celebrate Independence Day with Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Historical Society at the historic Mabee Farm, the oldest working farm in New York's Mohawk Valley. Spread your blanket, picnic on the lawn with friends, and enjoy summertime fun with the whole family. Take in the beautiful views of the Mohawk River Valley and explore the historic farm with strong colonial roots.

4th on the Third
Independence Day Celebration

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Time: Festivities begin at 5 PM
Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY

LIVE music by the band Local 11!

The band Local 11 takes the Schenectady County Stage playing your favorite party tunes.

What to Expect!

Live Music

Set against the backdrop of the Historic Mabee House, our lineup of local artists will keep you dancing and singing along all evening.

Local Craft & Food Vendors

Grab a bite to eat or find the perfect gift from local food and craft vendors. Don't forget to get an ice-cold beverage.

Farm Animals

Stop by and visit one of the many farm animals that call Mabee Farm home. 

Living History Tours

History comes alive at Mabee Farm. Step back in time, tour the grounds, and explore the farm's storied past.


After the sunsets, be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks finale over the Mohawk River. It's a perfect way to celebrate the 4th on the Third. 

Step Back in Time at Mabee Farm!

Visit Mabee Farm, the oldest working farm in the Mohawk Valley, for a unique glimpse into early American life. Nestled along the scenic Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction, NY, this historic site features the 1705 Mabee House, historic barns, and a working farm. Explore beautifully preserved buildings and learn about the farm's rich heritage through interactive tours and hands-on activities.

Visit Schenectady County Historical Society for more details and plan your visit today!