The Hudson Valley's Top Festivals and Fairs

Mark your calendar! We have rounded up of the best festivals and fairs

Top Festival and Fairs this spring in the Hudson Valley, NY
From fair food to rides and summer fun the Hudson Valley is bustling with family-friendly festivals and fairs starting in the early spring straight through the fall. We are rounding up the best festivals and fairs for 2017 and updating often so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often!

Hudson Valley Fair, May 5-21
Three weekends of fun and entertainment! The fair features rides, entertainment, fireworks and much more. Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. and Sun 12-10pm. Dutchess Stadium. 1500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls.

Carnival, June 1-11. Enjoy family fun along the colorful midway with rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and fair food.Admission and parking are free. 5-11pm Mon-Fri. and noon-11pm Sat-Sun. Galleria at Crystal Run. 1 Galleria Drive, Middletown. 866-666-3247. 

Warwick Food Truck Festival, June 1. Enjoy live music, delicious food truck fare, and locally grown, produced and craft-brewed beverages!  A wide variety of trucks serving up their specialty foods and desserts.  Beer/Wine Garden featuring local breweries, wineries, and cideries. Kids activities including face painting, henna art, a bounce house, and more. Great live music headlined by Some Guys and A Broad. 4:30-9pm. Warwick Food Truck Festival. 2 Park Place, Warwick. 914-391-3509. 

10th Annual Children's Earth and Water Festival, June 3. Your kids will enjoy lots of free activities, games and pet cute critters. 70+ vendors artisan crafts, energy efficient home improvement offerings, solar demonstrations, farm market vendors, and local food vendors to look forward to, as well as live musical performances including Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, an award winning touring group featuring original music and larger-than-life puppetry. 11am-5pm. Thomas Bull Memorial Park. 94 Grove Street (off Rt. 416), Montgomery. 845-615-3868. 

Children's Expo and Touch a Truck, June 3. Unique and interactive event that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Sullivan County Community. 2-6pm. Nana's House Child Care Center, Inc.. 219 Lake Louise Marie Drive, Rock Hill. 8457943826. 

Cornwall-on Hudson RiverFest, June 3. Full day of entertainment including children’s activities, live music, large craft and food fair. Shuttle buses transport visitors from the Cornwall Middle School parking lot to and from the festival. Bring blanket or chair. 11am-5pm. Donahue Park. Dock Hill Rd., Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-4200. 

Farm Fest, June 3. Join us for a local artisan’s fair, food, children's games, tractor rides, hikes, and farm tours. Help us celebrate Cricket’s birthday with some delicious ice cream. There will be organic seedlings for sale and the farm stand will open its doors for the season! Admission is free - but there is a suggested donation of $5/car. 10am-4pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm. 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914-962-2368. 

Festival at The Falls, June 3. Fun, food and festivities! There will be entertainment scattered throughout the downtown area and children’s activities centered in the Zion Park. The Mesier Homestead will be open for the afternoon to offer tours of this historic treasure located in the heart of the Village. 1-7pm. Village of Wappingers Falls. Meiser Park and Zion Park, Wappingers Falls. 845-667-4227. 

Newburgh Illuminated Festival, June 3. Fifth Annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival celebrates the City of Newburgh with art, music, dance, poetry, food and much more. This free family-friendly event features three performance stages, vendors, activities for kids and Colorfest. 10am-11pm. City of Newburgh. lower Broadway City of Newburgh, Newburgh. 

5th Annual Kingston Multi-Cultural Festival, June 4. 5th Annual Kingston Multi-Cultural Festival hosted by the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History at the Rondout. Yummy international foods as well as music and dance performances representing area ethnic groups. FREE. 1-5pm. Kingston Roundout. Historic waterfront, Kingston. 845-338-8131. 

Spring Greek Fest 2017, June 9-11. Join us at St. Nicholas for our Spring Greek Fest 2017, featuring traditional Greek food, beer and wine, and pastries.   Greek music and dancing, a Greek coffee shop, church tours, a Greek gift shop with handcrafts, and raffles are also offered. The festival takes place at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 19 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh. Admission to the festival is free. Fri. 4-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 12-6pm.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. 19 Fullerton Ave., Newburgh. 

Animal Fun Day, June 10. Want to learn more about animals and have fun doing it?  Come and enjoy Animal Fun Day!  We will have animals and fun hands-on activities and crafts for all ages to enjoy!  Admission $2/person. 10am-3pm. Education Center and 4-H Park. 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville. 845-344-1234. 

Greenwood Lake Street Fair, June 10. Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce hosts the "Annual Greenwood Street Fair". Enjoy vendors, food and live music 11am-5pm. Downtown Greenwood Lake. Windermere Avenue , Greenwood Lake. 845-595-1604. 

Hudson Valley Taco Fest, June 10. Enjoy a day full of Amazing Tacos and Authentic foods as you wash them down with Delicious and refreshing Margarita's,Craft and Mexican brew and fresh Sangria.Live Mariachi music and Live bands and plenty of fun and interactive games.This is a family friendly event of Taco's and Fun. Check out our site and our 3 ticket options. 1-5pm. Orange County Farmers Museum. 850 Rte. 17K (enter through Berea Rd entrance), Montgomery. 

Trout Parade, June 10. The parade will step off promptly at 1 pm with a wide variety of antique and classic cars, music, entertainment, and floats representing local businesses, organizations and performance groups from the Catskills and beyond.  Look for entertainment all down Main Street 11am-3pm. Main Street in Livingston Manor . Main Street, Livingston Manor. 845-436-4227. 

Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival, June 11. The Beacon Sloop Club holds or participates in several festivals and events each year to raise funds for the clubs activities and bring awareness to many environmental and social issues. Enjoy food, fun and music down by the riverside Pete and Toshi Park, Beacon. Take Metro North Hudson Line to Beacon and walk to the park.Environmental booths and vendors. 12-5pm. Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park. 125 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon. 914-907-4928. 

Tractor Parade, June 11. Tractors old and new, large and small parade down Main Street.  Following the parade, enjoy a tasty Chicken BBQ at the Delaware Youth Center. 12pm. Downtown Callicoon. Main St, Callicoon. 845-887-5155 . 

47th Annual Strawberry Festival, June 17. 47th Annual Strawberry Festival: Barbecue, strawberry deserts, 50/50 raffle, live music, white elephant table. Admission: adult $12, children ages 4-10 $8, children 3 and under free. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.  12-3pm. Klyne Esopus Museum. 764 Broadway (Route 9W, Ulster Park. 

Clearwater Music Festival, June 17-18. 7 sustainable powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food and Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. 9am-11pm. Croton Point Park. 1A Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson. 

Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival, June 17. Local hudson valley foodtrucks with an array of super delicious foods, live music, beer garden and kids entertainment. 4-9:30pm. Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex. Washington Ave., Saugerties. 845-399-2222.

June Jamboree, June 17. Meet over 350 rescued farmed animals and enjoy award-winning vegan food trucks, yoga, live music, kids’ activities, and more. Advance tickets are encouraged. Event proceeds directly benefit the Sanctuary’s rescue, shelter and outreach work for farmed animals. 10:30am-5pm. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. 2 Rescue Road, High Falls. 845-247-5700. 

Renegades Family Fest and Pet Expo, June 17. This family expo provides parents and future parents up-to-date information on activities and services throughout the Hudson Valley. 2017 Family Fest and Pet Expo is a FREE community event thanks to our friends at Full Circle Veterinary Hospital, Access Physical Therapy and Wellness and WRWD.For more information on the event, or how your business can get involved, contact the Hudson Valley Renegades at 845-838-0094. 11am-3pm. Dutchess Stadium. 1500 Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls. 845-838-0094. 

Rosendale River Rocks, A live music festival located in the heart of Rosendale, along side the Rondout River. Bring a blanket, lay in the grass, have a picnic, kid friendly, enjoy the summer day. Rain or Shine. 2-10pm. 375 Main St, Rosendale.

Fireman's Carnival, June 21-25. It's Carnival Time! Warwick Fire Dept. annual fair.  6-11pm. Veterans Memorial Park. Memorial Park Dr., Warwick. 845-986-4000. 

Festival Latino, June 24. Middletown’s Thrall Park comes alive with a fiesta of colors and flavors. Live entertainment, food, craft vendors, and children activities will keep you busy from 12-6pm. 12-6pm. Thrall Park. 21-41 Grove St, Middletown. 845-206-5197.

Hudson River Day and Boat Building Challenge, June 24. Annual celebration of the river and our gift back to the public. This free, public event features heritage vessels, local vendors, river- and history-related nonprofits, children's activities, live music, boat races, light house tours, food, and more. 10am-5pm. Hudson River Maritime Museum. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston . 845-338-0071. 

Fireworks and Music, June 30. Adam and the Newhearts performing all the great rock and roll hits from the 50's and 60's! Showtime: 7-9pm. Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. Admission: FREE Rain-date: Sunday, July 2nd same time and place 7-9pm music Fireworks at 9:15pm. Hopewell Recreation. 392 Route 376 , Hopewell Junction. 845-221-9191. 

New York Tiny House Freedom Fest, June 30-July 2. Featuring 25-30 actual tiny homes along with alternative energy displays, speakers, sustainability workshops, live music and food trucks. Fireworks on Friday. Fri. 5-11pm,  fireworks 8:30pm, Sat and Sun 10am-11pm. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz .

Newburgh Community Day and Fireworks 2017, June 30. Food, Fun and lot's of entertainment. We will be there with some of our largest attractions. 5pm, fireworks at 9pm. Algonquin Park. Powder Mill Rd & Rt 52, Newburgh. 845-564-2429. 

Great American Weekend, July 1-2. 36th Annual 2-day celebration on the Goshen Village green featuring over 150 craft vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K race, children’s rides, food vendors, hat contest and much more. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Simultaneously, Grand Circuit Harness Racing is held at the adjacent Goshen Historic Track at 1pm. Sat. 9am-5pm and Sun. 10am-5pm. Downtown Goshen. Church Park, Goshen. 845-294-7741. 

Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 7-9. Family activities and balloon launches. Balloons are scheduled to take off at 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). Moon Glow Fri and Sat at 8:30pm 6pm Fri., Sat., Sun and 5am gates open, launch 6am Sat and Sun.. Barton Orchards . 63 Apple Tree Lane , Lagrangeville. 

Orange County Fair, July 13-23. Carnival rides and games, vendors, demos, exhibits and live concerts. Plus Demolition Derby and other special events at the adjacent Orange County Fair Speedway. Thurs-Fri 4-11pm, Sat.-Sun. 1pm-midnight. Orange County Fairgrounds . 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown. 845-343-4826, 845-343-4894. 

Warwick Summer Arts Festival, July 19-21. Bringing the arts out to every part of the community: the parks, the storefronts, and the farms. Local, national, and global artists to create site specific works as well as main stage performances. Various locations through Warwick. 

Old Time Fair and Chicken BBQ, July 29. The fair features old fashioned activities such as corn shucking, the very popular skillet toss and games for both children and adults. With fair food galore, plenty of free parking and free admission this event will be a day of fun to be long remembered. 10am-5pm. Time and the Valleys Museum. 332 Main Steet P.O. Box 254, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. 

Ulster County Fair. August 1-6. The Ulster County Fair is a fun, family event in Ulster County since 1886 promoting the fields of agriculture, horticulture, and animal husbandry. 10am. Ulster County Fair. 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1380. 

New York Renaissance Fair, August 5-October 1. Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day.  Enjoy storytellers, jousting, living chessboard, much show, costume, vendors and more.  Admission: $25/adults; $12/kids, free/under 4. 10am-7pm . New York Renaissance Fair. 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park . 845-351-5171. 

The Blueberry Festival, August 12. Featuring live music, children's activities, blueberry pie contest, pancake breakfast fundraiser for the fire department (7:30-11am), and delicious blueberry goodies of all kinds from 185+ vendors. 9am-4pm . The Blueberry Festival. Canal St. and Liberty Square, Ellenville. 845-647-4620. 

Ice Cream Social, August 20. Ice Cream Social and live theatre event on the museum grounds. Rain or Shine. Theatre at 2pm, children's activities, make your own sundae, ice cream novelties. 1-4pm. Hurley Heritage Society. 52 Main St., Hurley. 845-331-8767. 

Dutchess County Fair, August 22-27. Livestock and agricultural shows, exhibits, horse shows, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kids’ entertainment.   10am-10pm. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Rte 9, Rhinebeck. 845-876-4000. 

New Windsor Community Day, August 26. A fun filled day for the entire family! Free parking and admission, vendors, live music, fireworks, and many more activities for the entire family! 10am-9pm. Kristi Babcock Memorial Park. 660 Mt Airy Rd, New Windsor. 845-563-4606. 

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