Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289



Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge. To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.

Everything Apple Reception

Saturday, October 26

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 26 is the final day that visitors can see the exhibit “From Jamaica to Peru,” curated by Ben Stechshulte. This photographic exhibition chronicles a season of work at Forrence Orchards, Peru, NY, where over 600,000 bushels of apples are harvested each year. To celebrate harvest season and the closing day of the exhibit, TAUNY will serve apple-based refreshments 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on the 26th. TAUNY’s demonstration kitchen will be open, and samples ranging from pie to cakes to cookies and juice will be served. Many of the recipes will come from TAUNY’s award-winning cookbook, “Good Food, Served Right.” The event is free, though donations are welcome.

Wine and Cider Tasting at Bregg Winery 

Sunday, October 27 

1:00-3:00 pm

Bregg Winery, (56 West Main St., Norfolk, NY)

Cost: $25
Register online here or call 315-386-4289.

Forget what you know about fruit wines and join us for an afternoon of wine and cider tasting, refreshments, and a program from the owners of Bregg Winery and Canton Apples. Martin Bregg's family has owned a bar on the Main St. of Norfolk for 100 years. Recently, Martin has lovingly restored the bar to create a cozy environment that honors the establishment's past.  Looking to the future of the business, he is making wine from an assortment of local fruits. The wines cover the spectrum from sweet to very dry. Martin has partnered with Joel Howie of Canton Apples, who specializes in juice blends and hard cider. 

Cost for this program covers a flight of 6 samples, refreshments, and an opportunity to hear Martin and Joel talk about their businesses and their products. Participants will be able to purchase glasses of their favorite wines, ciders, and juices that day, and will be able to purchase bottles to take home. The menu for the afternoon is fruit, cheese & crackers, smoked meats, and home-made spring rolls.

Folkstore Holiday Showcase

November 2 - December 31

Support local artists and makers this season by doing your holiday shopping at The North Country Folkstore! This special showcase is a temporary expansion of the Folkstore during the holiday season and features a wide variety of additional merchandise in The TAUNY Center’s first floor gallery space.


Opening Reception

Folkstore Artist Spotlight

Johanna Kingsley

& Marie Cogar (Wellsprings Studio)

Saturday, November 2

1:00-3:00 pm

Join us for the opening of the next Folkstore Artist Spotlights featuring the work of Johanna Kingsley and Marie Cogar of Wellsprings Studio.

“The Trails of the Adirondacks” Talk and Book Signing with Neal Burdick and Carl Heilman

Saturday, November 9

1:00-3:00 pm

On Saturday, November 9th from 1:30-3:30 pm, TAUNY will host a talk and book signing with Neal Burdick and Carl Heilman for the book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America's Original Wilderness with photography by Carl Heilman, foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Neal Burdick.


Reading and Book Signing with Poet Dale Hobson

Saturday, November 16

1:00-3:00 pm

TAUNY will host poet Dale Hobson to celebrate the release of “Light Year, ”his latest collection of poems. The event will begin with a reading and presentation by the author, followed by an opportunity to purchase copies of the book and have them signed. Dale writes in and about the Adirondack North Country.

Gingerbread House Workshop with

Sue Wilder

Saturday, November 16

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by calling 315-386-4289 or online here.

Cost per house (for individuals or groups) - $30 or $25 for TAUNY Friends


Join us for our fun annual Gingerbread Workshop led by award-winning gingerbread builder, Sue Wilder! This program will include instruction, inspiration, and all materials (including a sparkling array of candies and decorations). Participants can work individually or in small groups (up to 4 people) and will bring home their decorated gingerbread house. There is no minimum age to participate, but children must be supervised. The cost for this workshop is $30 (per house) or $25 for TAUNY Friends. Pre-registration is required by calling 315-386-4289 or sign up online here. The Gingerbread Workshop is made possible by the generous underwriting support from the Wilder and Albert Families.


Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display Drop-Off

Friday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 3

Get your gingerbread and sweet decorations ready for this year's Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display! The theme for this year’s competition “On the Farm” is a tribute to the agricultural aspect of local life in the region. Entries may reflect any aspect of a farm and activity on farms. TAUNY will be accepting gingerbread house entries for the Annual Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display from Friday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 3 during business hours at The TAUNY Center in Canton. We encourage makers to be creative and interpret the theme as they wish.

Sugar & Spice entries must be made of gingerbread baked from scratch and be entirely edible. All entries must be dropped off at The TAUNY Center in downtown Canton between Friday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 3. Entries will be accepted and prizes awarded in four categories: adult (ages 18+), youth (12-17 with no adult help), children (under 12 with minimal adult help), and family/youth/community group. Entries created by groups are encouraged. Interested participants who wish to display their work, but not enter the competition are also welcome.

Judging criteria:

  1. All elements of the display are edible; gingerbread is the basis of the structure.
  2. Solidity of construction
  3. Originality of concept
  4. Creativity in use of ingredients
  5. Overall aesthetic appeal

Other requirements:

Maximum base size: 20" x 20". Please make sure your entry is constructed on a surface that can bear its weight, as it will have to be moved during the display setup process. Participants will be asked to fill out an enrollment form for their entry which includes space for a brief description of the gingerbread house and/or a statement from the artist. If you’d like to fill out your enrollment form in advance print a copy here.

Note: All images, text and other material found in this website © 2019 TAUNY. All rights reserved.