Skunk Hollow Day – Town of Nelson

Join us for a fun-filled day Saturday, Aug. 5; the eighth annual Mad.Co.W 5K Race (and walk) organized by In Your Pace Racing Club, will take place in the scenic valleys of Nelson at 9 a.m. at the Nelson Town Office Building.

This popular local event draws many families and is known for its fun-themed Madison County cows! You can register for the event at or come early to register (7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 2017).

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Action Partnership is presenting a CAP Family Fun Picnic to include food, free games and activities. A cook-out menu of chicken, burgers, sausage, peppers and onions, sides and beverage is available, $10 for a full meal or $5 for child’s portion (or one meat and one side and beverage. Call 315-697-3588 or visit for tickets.

At  1 p.m. the traditional Skunk Hollow Baseball Game will be held (Nelson vs. Fenner),  and exhibits, refreshments and music (a concert at the Nelson Odeon) will be provided.

“Skunk Hollow” was coined as a result of the Nelson area being the location of the first skunk sighting west of the Hudson River.

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