Essex Day

August 3, 2024
Main Street in Essex

Come celebrate history at our town’s  45th annual Essex Day celebration!

Every year, the Town of Essex comes together on the first Saturday of August and celebrates our community with a town-wide yard sale and street party. Come join the fun and see what makes Essex special.

When is it?

August 3rd, 2024, time TBD

Where is it?

Main Street in Essex, NY (plus yard sales in the surrounding area)

More details to come!

Last year...

Main Events

What else is happening? 

  • Essex Gateway Trail Opening Hike: Join CATS staff at 9am for a guided hike of The Essex Gateway Trail! Visit for moreinfo
  • Pop-Up Art Exhibit at The Essex Old Brick Store:  The Exhibit will feature intriguing collages and mobiles by Plattsburgh artist Alex Clark, presented by Bell Fire Arts Collective. Listen to a talk from the artist at 11 and 2
  • The Village Gallery & Studio: Artist Helen Goetz will have demonstrations about creating alcohol ink paintings at 11am and 1:30pm
  • Annual Book Sale: 10am–4pm at Belden Noble Memorial Library. After 3pm, fill a bag for $5!
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bake, Craft, and Rummage Sale: 10am–2pm. All proceeds go towards St. Joseph’s 150th Anniversary 2024
  • Essex Talent Show: A Fundraiser for Essex Theatre Co. and Families First at 7pm at the Masonic Lodge! To sign up to perform or buy tickets, visit
  • The Depot Theatre Academy Presents Matilda Jr: 7pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Tickets are limited and available in advance only. Visit for more info
  • Essex Community Church will be selling homemade cookies, ice tea, and lemonade
  • Hot dogs and cold drinks for sale across the street from the Essex Post Office, all sales benefit High Peaks Hospice

Too Tall String Band entertains the shoppers at Essex Day 2023.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Vendors line Main Street in Essex, NY on Essex Day in 2023.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Ellen Cormier and Kirsten Trost working the Essex Initiatives booth at Essex Day in 2023.
Photo Credit: Dana Cormier
Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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