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 2016 and updating often so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often!
"Apple Daze" Festival
Oct. 1-2. Pick your own fruits and
vegetables and catch a tractor-powered wagon ride around the grounds, or take
in the fall foliage on a pony. Sat and Sun. 10am-5pm. DuBois Farms U-Pick. 209
Perkinsville Rd, Highland. 795-4037.
16th Annual Tivoli Street Painting
Oct. 1. A
day-long “paint-in” by artists of all ages. 9am-4pm. Tivoli Village. Broadway,
Oct. 1. Tractor drawn hayrides and pony
rides on weekends, a straw maze, farm animals and a farm stand are also
featured during this festival. Sat and Sun through Oct. 10am-5pm. Manza Family
Farm. 730 State Rt. 211, Montgomery. 692-4364.
Fall Festival Weekends
Hay Ride, Corn Maze and u-pick
pumpkins. 11am-6pm. Pierson's Farm. 1448 Route 211 West, Middletown. 386-1882.
Fall Festival Weekends at Kelder's
Weekends. Enjoy hay
rides, petting zoos, jumping pillows, mini golf, and corn mazes every weekend
in October. 10am-6pm. Kelder's Farm. 5755 Rt 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137.
Oct. 1. Music, farm animals, crafts, food,
plant sales, the Verplanck Garden Club’s soup tent, a chili cook-off and local
vendors. 11am-3pm. Stony Kill Foundation. 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. 831-3800.
Every weekend enjoy hay rides,
apple picking, an open grill, live music, apple cider donuts, lawn games, and
more! 9am-6pm. Fishkill Farms. 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction. 897-4377.
Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty
Oct. 1. Event
showcasing agricultural heritage and businesses making up the beautiful Hudson
Valley. 10am-4pm. Cluett Schantz Memorial Park. 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton.
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Oct. 1. Garlic Lovers celebrate the
product with music, food, crafts, vendors and children's activities. 10am-5pm.
Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex. Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties. 246-3090.
Giant Pumpkin Party and Children’s
Oct. 1. Children’s Parade, Costume
March, Float Contest, Giant Pumpkins, Food, Crafts, Games and more! 9am-5pm.
Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Rte. 55, Grahamsville. 985-7233 ext 106.
Old Rhinebeck Pumpkin Bombing and
Oct. 1. Fall Festival/Pumpkin Bombing Weekend and Final Weekend of 2016 Airshow Season
air shows. 2pm. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. 9 Norton Rd, Red Hook. 752-3200.
The Jeffersonville Festival of
Oct. 1-2. Colorful hot air balloons
will fill the air and love for flying will be seen in the blue skies. Behind
Dick's Service Station, Rte. 52, Jeffersonville. 482-5354.
28th Annual Warwick Applefest
food, pie contest, vendors, and children’s carnival with the whole family.
10am-5pm. Village of Warwick. 2 Bank St, Warwick. 987-8300
Founder's Day Oktoberfest
Oct. 8-9. Parade, Great Pumpkin
Race, contests, live music, German/Swiss Fare, traditional Oktoberfest games, and
more. 11am-5pm. Founder’s Day Oktoberfest. Main St, Jeffersonville. 482-5688.
Honey Bee Festival
Oct. 8. A fun event which promotes
awareness, demonstration, and education about our honey bee population.
10am-5pm. Various locations, Narrowsburg.
Saunderskill Pumpkin Festival and
Oct. 8. Lots of Local Craft
Vendors, U-Pick Pumpkins, Horse Drawn Hayrides and Corn Maze. 9:30am-4pm.
Saunderskill Farms, 5100 Route 209, Accord. 626-2676.
Warwick Children's Book Festival
Oct. 8. Celebrate children's
literacy with Authors and illustrators who will autograph and inscribe their
books and chat with readers. 11am-4pm. Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland
Dr, Warwick. 986-1047.
Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival
Oct. 9. Food, games, children’s
rides, entertainment, and zoo. Free. 10am-4pm. Forsyth Nature Center, Lucas
Ave, Kingston. 339-3053.
Oct. 9. Live music, Arts and crafts
booths, Face painting, and an art contest! 12-5pm. Seamon Park, 5 Malden Ave,
Johnny Appleseed Cider Fest
Oct. 15-16. Old-fashioned hands on
cider pressing, Hayrides, Build your own scarecrow! 10am-4pm. Prospect Hill
Orchards, 73 Clarks Ln, Milton. 795-2383.
Halloween Parade and Festival
15. Vendors, children’s costume contest and more. 11am-4pm. Meiser Park. East
Main St. and South Ave, Wappingers Falls. 297-8773, ext 7.
NYS Sheep and Wool Family Festival
Oct. 15-16. Enjoy the 300 fiber
artists and crafts galore, amazing sheep demos and children’s activities. Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave,
Fall Fun Fest
Oct. 16. Kids carnival games, Marshall,
Mickey, Olaf, and Elmo in attendance, kids Halloween costume contest, silent
auction, bounce house, vendors galore. 11am-3pm. Geering Park, Geering Way,
Oct. 16. Enjoy food, fun and music
down by the riverside Pete and Toshi Park, Beacon. 12-5pm. Riverfront Park, Red
Flynn Dr, Beacon. 907-4928.
Halloween Party and Haunted House
Oct. 21. Games and activities for
all of our little ghosts and goblins to enjoy in a non-scary environment. 6pm.
Tymor Park. 8 Tymor Park Rd, LaGrangeville. 724-5691.
The Third Annual Great Extension
Oct. 22. Adopt a small, rubber duck
to “race” down the river! Plus games, crafts and food. 10:30am-2pm. D&H
Canal Museum Park, 26 Hoag Rd, Cuddeback. 344-1234.
Annual Halloween Extravaganza
Oct. 29. Children's costume parade
down Main Street. 12:45pm. Downtown Callicoon. Main St, Callicoon. 887-5155.
No Scare Halloween
Oct.29. Safe and fun environment
where the children can enjoy the festivities. 11am-4pm. Museum Village. 1010
State Route 17M, Monroe. 782-8248.