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 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. 

12th Annual Locust Grove Car Show July 8. One of the nicest car shows in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy the day on the beautiful grounds. All vehicles welcome from 1992 or older. 9am-3pm. The Samuel Morse Historic Site. 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. 795-2445. 

Hurley Stone House Day July 8. Explore America's oldest private homes. Sojourner Truth visit, colonial crafts, demos, Native American dancers, food, children's activities and more. Fee 10am-4pm. Hurley Stone House. 11 Main St, Hurley. 845-331-4121. 

Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks Display July 8. Music Under the Stars with the West Point Band. Celebrate America's independence with the Army's oldest band! Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy music ranging from traditional field music to today's popular hits. The performance will conclude with fireworks display over the Hudson River. Rain date July 9. 7:30pm. West Point. Trophy Point, West Point. 845-938-2617. 

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. 

7th Annual Walbridge Farm Fest July 15. Good Old-Fashioned Farm Fun at the 7th Annual Walbridge Farm Fest with hayrides, games, music, mechanical bull, pony rides, local vendors, antique farm equipment demonstrations, junior cattle show, raffles and more! 10am-5pm. Walbridge Farm. 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook. 845-677-6221. 

Founder’s Day Street Fair July 15. Join us for a family fun day with live music, quality vendors, great food, kids activities and much more! 12-6pm. Downtown. Sullivan St., Wurstboro. 

Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival July 15. 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. 

Rosendale Street Festival July 15-16. 2 days, 6 stages and 74 bands! Plus over 00 vendors, kids’ crafts and parades. Sat, 12-9pm, Sun, 12-6pm.  Main St, Rosendale. 845-658-4201. 

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. 

4th Annual Dutchess Dragon Boat Race and Festival July 22. An extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, food, music, games and fun alongside the Hudson River. 8am-3pm. Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse. 272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie. 264-2005. 

Narrowsburgh’s Riverfest July 23. Celebrating the arts, the Delaware River and the ecosystem that supports it.  10am-4pm. Narrowsburgh. Main St, Narrowsburgh. 845-252-7576. 

Butterfly Festival July 22. Learn about the life stages of a butterfly up close, shop for plants, crafts for the kids, activity area and storytelling. Local vendors, food and fun. 11am-3pm. Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center. 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls.. 845-831-8780. 

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. 

Trout Town Summer Fest July 29. 3rd annual festival filled with craft beer samples, local food and dozens of local vendors. Fun for the whole family. 12pm. Roscoe Beer Company. 145 Rockland Rd, Roscoe. 607-290-5002. 

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. 

Pawling Firemans Carnival August 2-6. It's that time of the year again!  Carnival rides, games, food, entertainment and lots of other fun with your Pawling friends. Fireworks at 9:30pm Sat. 6-11pm. Village of Pawling. Charles Coleman Blvd., Pawling. 

Warwick Sesquicentennial Weekend August 2-6. Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial celebration Wedn-Sun Aug 2-6. Wed Aug 2 opening ceremonies. Thur Aug 3 National Watermelon Day-Watermelon eating contest, Stanley Deming Park. Wed-Thur Aug 2-3 Food Truck Festival, St. Stephen’s -St. Edward’s, Stanley Deming Park. Fri Aug 4 Youth Day Concert-Project Knomad. Sat Aug 5 Parade, Time Capsule, Concert, dance performance, Warwick Summer Arts Festival, Veterans’ Memorial Park. Sun Aug 6 Picnic Day. For locations and times see website. www.warick150.org. Village of Warwick. 845-986-2031. 

1st annual 2017 Cornwall Art Festival August 5. Face Painters to Paintings, Sculptures, and More! Enjoy the Food and Music. Free. 10am-4pm. Multiple locations, Cornwall. 675-5014. 

New York Renaissance Fair August 5-Oct. 1. Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. Enjoy storytellers, jousting, living chessboard, much show, costume, vendors and more. Fee. 10am-7pm. New York Renaissance Fair. 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. 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. 

Bagel Festival August 13. The biggest bagel extravaganza! Street fair, car show, performances, live music, bagel triathlon and more! 9am-4pm. Downtown Monticello. Bdwy, Monticello. 693-4576.

Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival August 13. Enjoy food, fun and music down by the riverside Pete and Toshi Park. Environmental booths and vendors. 12-5pm. Pete and Toshi Riverfront Park. Red Flynn Dr, Beacon. 914-907-4928.

Little World's Fair August 18-20. The longest running independent fair in New York, offering three days of old-fashioned family fun including live music and demonstrations, rides for all ages, an array of great food, games, vendors, and a whole lot more! 9am-7pm Fri., 10am-10pm Sat., 9am-5pm Sun.. Grahamsville Fairgrounds. Route 55, Grahamsville. 986-7367.

Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival August 19. Local food trucks with an array of super delicious foods, live music, beer garden and kids entertainment. 4-9:30pm. Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex. Washington Ave, Saugerties. 399-2222. 

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. 

Otisville Country Fair August 24-27. Free admission, live bands, hay rides and daily events. Fireworks display Sat-Sun 9pm. Thurs-Fri 4:30-10pm, Sat. 12pm-11pm, Sun 12-9pm. Otisville Country Fair. 340 Finchville Tpk, Otisville. 386-1315, 845-283-0635.

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. 



Updated 7/7/17



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