Owego is a small town located on the Susquehanna River. The name is derived from the Iroquois word Ahwaga, meaning where the valley widens. The town was first settled around 1786 and is one of the earliest colonial settlements in the region. Owego is a wonderful place to visit. The Village of Owego shopping district is packed with unique shops and restaurants. You can stroll through parks and admire the scenic beauty and wildlife of the river on the Owego Riverwalk.

The Goat Boy

The Goat Boy

A Truly Unique Gift Shop
Vera Bradley, Baby Gifts and More

Hand of Man

Hand of Man

An English Country Market Brimming With Dazzling Displays!

The Farmhouse Brewery

The Farmhouse Brewery

New York State Farm Brewery – Locally Sourced Ingredients
Local grains. Local hops. Local fresh ingredients.
Friendly, flavorful and fun. Dog friendly. Kid friendly.
Farmhouse brewery in Owego is one of the Finger Lakes region’s premier farm breweries. It began when Natalie and Marty Mattrazzo started growing their own barley and opened the first licensed malthouse in New York State since prohibition, Farmhouse Malthouse. They opened the Farmhouse Brewery Tap Room in Owego in 2014. The Tap Room serves their own fresh beer, cider and soda along with other New York State craft brews. The demand for their products has grown and they now source their barley from qualified small grains farmers from all over the state. Only the highest quality grain makes its way to the malthouse, where they painstakingly malt each batch of barley using a time-tested artisanal process. Master Brewer Marty uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create distinctive flavors in beers like “Oh My Gourd” and “Beet Saison.” The Farmhouse Tap Room offers a fun, friendly and farm-themed atmosphere that welcomes children and dogs along with craft beer enthusiasts.

Glen Park Vineyards

Glen Park Vineyards

Tioga County’s first winery offers wine produced on-site and tours during open hours. The production and tasting rooms are housed in a rustically beautiful building that was purpose built by local craftsman.

Hiawatha Island

Hiawatha Island

The 112 acre historic Hiawatha Island rests in the Susquehanna River between Owego and Apalachin. It was once a popular recreational site for locals, a riverboat destination, a working farm and the site of a grand hotel. The island is now a nature preserve and home to hundreds of flora and fauna species, including several listed on the state endangered species listing. Currently, a nesting pair of bald eagles calls Hiawatha home. Remnants of the hotel and farm buildings are accessible from the trails that allow guided exploration of the island on foot.

Brick Pond

Brick Pond

The pond comprises 30 acres of open water surrounded by emergent plants and a wet woods. A trail includes an earthen berm and leads visitors around the pond. An active beaver colony is easily visible from the trails. The Pond is known as one of the best birding sites in New York State, due to its tremendous warbler population in the spring and fall. Numerous other songbird and waterfowl species are also easily observed at this site.

Apalachin Marsh

The Marsh is also recognized as one of the best birdwatching sites in New York State. Each year, countless hawks, herons, egrets, wood ducks, mallards, warblers, and other wildlife species visit the Marsh. This site is visitor friendly, with interpretative signs, benches and a trail system.

Tioga Theatre

Tioga Theatre

Enjoy blockbusters, children’s movies and more in this restored historic theatre. Great prices, refreshments and comfortable seating

Tioga Arts Council

Tioga Arts Council

For over 40 years, the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) has enriched the cultural lives of Tioga County’s residents and visitors. Located in the shopping district of the Village of Owego, TAC is a central platform for a flourishing arts community. Their gallery is open to the public and exhibitions change monthly. Visitors are encouraged to stop in to see (and buy!) artwork created by local artists.

TAC’s Arts Incubator is a studio rental program for emerging visual artists, perfuming artists and writers in the Tioga County, NY, providing opportunities for collaboration, socialization, learning and skill-sharing above a public gallery space

Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Performing Arts Center

Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center is home to the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, a local group of actors and theatre-lovers who have earned the distinction of being one of Upstate New York’s oldest, continuously-active community theatre groups. Each season, they produce and present five plays in the 156 seat cabaret-style performing arts center which boasts wonderful acoustics, a state-of-the-art sound system and light refreshments, including beer and wine, for sale. Ti-Ahwaga is dedicated to educating local youths and regularly cast young people from the area in their productions and offer student workshops.

Owego’s First Friday Artwalk

Owego’s First Friday Artwalk

On the 1st Friday of every month, Owego’s galleries, boutiques, and restaurants showcase a broad range of artists, musicians, writers, and performers. Enjoy an art-filled night out with friends, come dine at our fabulous eateries, stroll our historic village, and enjoy shopping in our downtown marketplace.

Gallery 41

Gallery 41

An artist co-operative featuring works from local artists with traditional and contemporary skills. Hand-made quilts and textiles – blown glass – hand crafted jewelry – pottery – furniture.

Black Cat Gallery Artisan Gift Shop

Black Cat Gallery Artisan Gift Shop

This award-winning gallery features over 30 local master crafters and artists.
Primitive – Wood Carvings – Jewelry – Fine Art – Photography – Pottery – Sculptures – Local Farm Products

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