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From aliens to apples, Crawford has something for everyone

Crawford, a town in the north part of Orange County, New York, is a great place for family fun. The town is made up of several villages: Hopewell, Bullville, Pine Bush, Searsville, Thomson’s Ridge, and Collaburg, each is full of history and charm.

Crawford’s family-centric activities can be enjoyed by all ages, from summer day camp for children to senior citizen fitness classes at the recreation center.  People of all ages love exploring the Pine Bush farmer’s market where they find buys on fresh flowers, in-season produce, locally tapped maple syrup and a wide variety of homemade food items including pickles, baked goods and cheese.

The Town of Crawford also offers a summer concert series on Friday nights, whose free live music in the park is sponsored by the town and facilitated by the Pine Bush Area Arts Council. Movies are sometimes shown after the concert.

Crawford is famous for its annual Halloween Spooktacular, where people from areas near and far are invited to bring their kids for town-wide trick-or-treating. Candy and other snacks are also provided. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

The other festival Crawford is famous for is a bit different. It’s the Pine Bush UFO Fair, a family-friendly event that’s held each summer on the second Saturday of June. During the fair, the town’s Main Street is closed to traffic to provide a place for guests to experience numerous activities, like alien beauty pageants, costume contests, game shows and live performances. A speaker tent hosts lectures on aliens, UFOs and other paranormal activity. The UFO Fair is one of the most popular activities in Orange County and is rapidly growing each year with people traveling great distances to attend.

Aliens not your thing? Crawford also has great apple picking in its many orchards.

Population: 9,234
Median Home Value: $273,500

County: Orange, NY
Latitude: 41.5674077
Longitude: -74.40119385

121 Rt. 302
Pine Bush, NY 12566


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