Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Cairo has a rich history in agriculture, art, tourism and railway connection that not only created freight revenues for the railroad, but increased passenger travel to an already vibrant town. The 1800's brought more industry, people and new business to a growing town.
At one time Cairo boasted of a bottling company and over 100 resorts. The Greene County Agricultrual Fair was one of the biggest in the area. The event in August always drew thousands to see the horse races and sample some of the best homemade goods in Greene County. For many families and visitors it was a great place to socialize and enjoy the food of the area.
During the 70's and 80's, families began to shift away from the boarding houses and more towards interactive family vacations. Tourism began to slowly drift away from Cairo. Since then, there has been a resurgence towards going back to our roots and more simple way of life. Folks are now looking for clean fresh foods, more outdoor activities, small mom and pop stores and a return to nature. The beauty of the Catskill Mountains has always been a draw and a call back to a simpler life and times.