Eighth Annual
Seventh Annual
June 17-20, 2003
Hamilton Information

Our region of upstate New York is known as Leatherstocking Country, homage to James Fenimore Cooper. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and attractions.  Bouckville, five minutes north of town, is an antiquing center with more than 30 shops.

Hamilton itself is a lovely rural village with a variety of architecture (a self-guided architectural walk is available), quiet neighborhoods, and small shops.  The gorgeous hilly countryside surrounding the village is ideal for strolling, biking, rollerblading or running.  Colgate's Seven Oaks Golf Course and Country Club will also be open (green fees apply). 

Directions to Hamilton
Colgate University in Hamilton, New York is located on Route 12 B, 30 miles southwest of Utica and 38 miles Southeast of Syracuse. NY State Map
Hamilton Region Map
From New York Metropolitan area:
Take the Tappan Zee Bridge (Thruway North) to Exit 16; Route 17 west to Exit 84 for Deposit.  At Deposit, take Route 8 north to New Berlin, then Route 80 west to Sherburne and Route 12 north.  In Sherburne bear left at Route 12B to Hamilton.
From Boston:
Take Mass. Turn Pike west to NYS Thruway to Exit 25A for I-88 (Duanesburg), then I-88 west to Exit 24 for Route 20 west; beyond Madison turn left onto 12B south to Hamilton. Or continue on NYS Thruway west to Exit 31 (Utica); follow the Arterial (Routes 5, 8, 12) south to Route 12B south to Hamilton.
From the West (Buffalo, Ohio, etc.):
Take the NYS Thruway east to Exit 33 (Verona); Route 365 south to Route 5 west in Oneida; south on Route 46 to Route 12B south to Hamilton


A list of area hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other possibilities can be provided.  For information call (315) 228-7645. We will be happy to send you a pamphlet detailing accommodations available in and around Hamilton.

Although it is not necessary to register ahead of time if you plan to attend individual events of the festival, if you plan to be with us for the entire weekend or participate in any of the master classes, please call (315) 228- 7645 to obtain a registration form.

You may also view a list of area accommodations by visiting the Colgate website

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