Spencertown Academy organizes a number of events throughout the year. For information on a specific event please click the event you are interested in on the right. 

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. Over Labor Day Weekend, we welcome dozens of outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. Learn more.

YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST
The world needs writers and the Spencertown Academy needs your stories. Prizes will be awarded to the top three writers in each category. Learn more.

HANDMADE HOLIDAY
Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 2017 Handmade Holiday Craft and Gift Show will be open, Friday- Sunday, November 24, 25, and 26 and Saturday & Sunday, December 2 and 3, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high-end curated sale that features featuring dozens of crafters and artists of bespoke accessories, home goods and foods from dozens of Columbia, Ulster and Berkshire area artisans. Learn more.

REVELS
Held annually, this mid-winter moveable feast is one of our oldest and most loved events. The evening begins with festive drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Academy, guests then move on to one of more than a dozen elegant dinners hosted by friends of the Academy. It’s the perfect antidote to winter and a great way to support Spencertown Academy Arts Center. Learn more.

HIDDEN GARDENS
This celebration of the art of the garden will take place Saturday, June 17, 2017. Hidden Gardens presents a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts. Learn more.

GARDEN MARKET ON THE GREEN
This lovely outdoor marketplace will be held on the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm, in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Workshops and demonstrations are offered in the afternoon. Learn more.

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