September 23, 3–9pm
RVGA Harvest Hoedown
The Harvest Event of the Season in the heart of the Rondout Valley! Join farmers and neighbors on Saturday, September 23rd at RVGA’s 15th annual Harvest Hoedown and Local Food Barbecue. Come out and enjoy their famous local food, farm-to-table feast, “Slaw Off”, bake sale, snacks, wine and local beer, local cider, tractors, Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin decorating, and more! Barbecue served 4:30–6:30pm. Live music all afternoon and evening topped off with square dancing! This event is fun for everyone, so bring the whole family! Go to Marbletown Park, Tongore Road, Kingston. 845-626-1532. rondoutvalleygrowers.org/events
September 29–November 25
The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze
The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before! Meander through a historic, eighteenth-century, riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display, all made of jack-o’-lanterns! See more than 7,000 lanterns, all designed and individually hand-carved on-site by a team of artisans. Adult tickets are $25 on weekends and $20 otherwise. Tickets for children ages 3–17 are $20 on weekends and $16 otherwise. Children under 3 are admitted for free. Check the website or Facebook page for dates and times. Go to Van Cortlandt Manor: 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-On-Hudson. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze
October 13–28, Saturdays & Sundays
Haunted Huguenot Street
Each year, Haunted Huguenot Street returns with new interpretations and special nighttime tours inspired by the legends and history of Huguenot Street. Find out what this year’s stories have in store by attending a tour. Saturdays and Sundays, October 13 through 28. Tours start at 5pm. This event is sponsored by America’s Best Value Inn of New Paltz and Ulster Savings Bank. Go to Huguenot Street: 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-255-1660.
Hudson Valley Harvest
Discover delicious, local food and the best of the harvest season. This year, the Hudson Valley Harvest celebrates the terrific tuber: the potato! The weekend will feature cooking demonstrations and tastings from Chef Ric Orlando, Food Network Chopped Champion, and Laura Pessolano, Mohonk’s executive pastry chef. Enjoy local art, music, spirits, and fun! Visit the website for more information. Go to Mohonk Mountain House: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 844-207-8372.
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade and returns to Tarrytown September 15–17! Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers, and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks. It is a perfect day for the entire family! For more than 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed this semiannual cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States. Check out what all of the fuss is about! A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6–16 are $4, and children under 6 are free. Go to 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 845-331-7900.
September 17, 11am–5pm
27th Annual Taste of New Paltz
The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine, and agricultural bounty will be on display at this annual flavorful opportunity to sample some of the best, mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries—all in a single day. More than just food, the Taste of New Paltz includes beautiful art, carefully crafted jewelry, and health and wellness information. Stroll the business showcase and enjoy live music and a magic show. Bring the family for a fun day outdoors featuring many children’s events. This is a rain-or-shine event. Go to the Ulster County Fairgrounds: Libertyville Road, New Paltz. 845-255-0243.
Prospect Hill Orchards
Bicentennial Celebration Prospect Hill Orchards celebrates 200 years of farming with the same family on the same land! Their Pick-Your-Own-Apple celebration will include displays and demonstrations. Attic treasures, old ledger books, diaries, photos, and bonnets will enchant you. Blacksmithing and spinning will show kills reminiscent of old homestead ways. The 7-generation family tree, a photographic timeline of family farming, and a diorama of the original 1817 Homestead will be on display. Go to Prospect Hill Orchards, Milton. 845-795-2383. prospecthillorchards.com
September 24, 9am
Pfalz Point Trail Challenge
The Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run to raise money for Mohonk Preserve, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge. The proceeds from the 2017 race registration fees and sponsorships will support the restoration and maintenance of the carriage roads. The network of more than 30 miles of carriage roads in Mohonk Preserve serves hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, including hosting races, such as Pfalz Point Trail Challenge. Go to Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Route 44-55, New Paltz. 845-255-0919. mohonkpreserve.org/events
September 29, 7pm
Slam Allen Solo
@ The Falcon Underground
More that just a singer, writer, and guitar player, Slam connects with his audience like entertainers from a bygone era. Think Otis Redding, BB, Albert, and Freddie King, with a blend of Wilson Picket, James Brown, Sly Stone, and a little George Benson and Jimi Hendrix thrown in to deliver a deeply satisfying musical experience. Go to The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com
September 30–October 1
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Celebrate garlic at this annual event with tons of food, crafts, music, chef and farmer lectures, a children’s area, and more. Parking is free, and there will be a shuttle service. This event is handicap accessible. Online ticket sales end September 25. The schedule, a map, and more can be found online. Go to Cantine Field: Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties. 845-246-3090. hvgf.org
October 1, 10am–5pm
This huge one-day festival celebrating the apple harvest will feature over 200 craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, 50 local nonprofit exhibitors, music, entertainment, a children’s carnival, a farmers market, an apple-pie-baking contest, and more—all within walking distance of downtown shops, restaurants, and businesses. Many u-pick orchards are also in close proximity. Go to 2 Bank Street, Warwick. warwickapplefest.com
October 1, 12pm
at Colony Woodstock Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an inter-national phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain—both adult and kid … absurdly appealing.” Gustafer Yellowgold’s show is a multimedia performance of live music, colored-pencil animations, and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Go to Colony Woodstock, 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock.
October 1, 3–6pm
Mohonk Preserve Member
Wine & Jazz Social Join fellow Mohonk Preserve members for a Sunday afternoon of wine and jazz in an extraordinary setting! Wine expert Tim Sweeney, owner of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, has selected the season’s finest wines to be paired with locally sourced appetizers provided by High Falls Kitchenette catering. Enjoy the sounds of the Ray Blue Jazz Quartet at Crested Hen Farms, a circa-1830 English-Dutch dairy barn that has been repurposed into a magnificent event space with soaring ceilings supported by original hand-hewn beams. It’s sure to be an autumn evening full of dancing, wine, music, and friends! $15 for members, $30 for non-members. Purchase tickets online. Advance ticket sales only; tickets will not be available at the event. Go to Crested Hen Farms, 607 County Route 6, High Falls. 845-255-0919. mohonkpreserve.org/wineandjazzsocial
8th Annual O+ Festival
The nonprofit O+ Festival enhances community well-being by connecting musicians, artists, volunteers, local businesses, and health providers in a three-day celebration of art and wellness. Experience live bands, visual and performing arts, film screenings, a dance party, and more. The festival is held at various venues and times in Kingston’s Historic Uptown District. For schedules and information, including the weekend wristband pass, visit the O+ website. opositivefestival.org/Kingston
Disgraced at Shadowland Stages
A successful Pakistani-American attorney seems to have the perfect life, until a dinner party goes awry. A simple conversation explodes into religious and racial confrontation, and he’s forced to confront his own ambition and stifled cultural identity. One of the most popular plays in the country, Disgraced won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013. This important and engaging play battles the tough issues of identity and religion in contemporary America, and will certainly be a conversation starter. Go to Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. 845-647-5511. shadowlandtheatre.org/disgraced
October 7, 10am
Fall Corn Harvest Festival
Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association presents this old-time corn harvest in a family fun day. The event includes horses, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, do-it- ourself scarecrow-making, a corn maze, wagon rides, and great food. There is a $5 suggested donation to Draft Horse Association at admission. Go to Saunderskill Farms: 5100 Route 209, Accord. 845-626-2676. saunderskill.com
Field and Barn / Northern Grade Barn Days
Come out to High Falls on Columbus Day weekend and peruse a market full of the best locally made products, quality goods, and antiques. Go to the Black Barn, 4 -8 Bruceville Road, High Falls. www.northerngrade.com
October 7, 1–5pm
The Wine Festival at Bethel Woods
Join in the fun for the 6th annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods, located throughout the Bethel Woods main campus. Enjoy various wines, live music, fun games, and a food court to satisfy all cravings. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ years of age. The festival will be held rain or shine. Sorry, no pets, children, or strollers. Valid ID is required for admission. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. No outside food or beverage permitted. Go to the Market Sheds at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. 866-781-2922. bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/2017winefest
2017 Burning of Kingston
The Burning of Kingston is a fun, weekend-long commemoration that draws thousands of visitors to Kingston. Historical events that took place during the Revolutionary War, and include the British burning down what was once New York’s state capital, are reenacted at different locations throughout Kingston. The weekend also includes a Colonial Grand Ball, event exhibits, cemetery ghost tour, Redcoat and Militia camp tours, demonstrations, and more. All events are free to the public unless specifically noted. For complete information about the 2017 Burning of Kingston, including a complete event schedule, directions, maps, videos, and how to volunteer, visit the website. Go to various locations throughout Kingston. 845-481-4550.
October 14, 1–5pm
The Craft Beer Festival
at Bethel Woods Don’t miss the 5th annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods. Come quench your thirst with a variety of hops brought to you from over twenty breweries from across the region, plus enjoy festival food vendors and artisans. The festival will be held rain or shine. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ years of age. Sorry, no pets, children, strollers, outside food or beverages permitted. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. Go to the Market Sheds at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel.
October 22, 2–5:30pm
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Starring Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Go to the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845- 658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org
Halloween Haunts and Happenings
From the thrills and chills of a haunted house to navigating your way through an “escape room,” there are endless ways for all ages to enjoy Halloween at Mohonk’s 147-year-old Victorian castle resort. The haunted weekend features frightening festivities, including campfires, a costume ball, trick-or-treating, and more! Go to Mohonk Mountain House: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 844-207-8372.
October 28, 10:30am–4:30pm
Celebrate the fall season at Woodstock Animal Sanctuary’s 2nd annual HalloWoodstock event. Check the website closer to the event date for more details. Go to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary: 2 Rescue Road, High Falls. 845-247-5700.
October 28, 12pm–Dusk
High Falls Spooky Fall Festival
Enjoy a town-wide day of spooky fun including a wiffle ball world series, costumes, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, music, decorations, hayrides, a haunted house, photo booth and more! Go to Route 213, High Falls.
Night of 100 Pumpkins
Every Halloween since 1990, The Bakery has hosted its Night of 100 Pumpkins. People of all ages carve or paint pumpkins, and a panel of artists pick the winners. Over 50 prizes will be awarded. All prizes are donated by local merchants who generously support this event. The Bakery will light all the pumpkins on Halloween night, and you are invited to the party! Enjoy free pumpkin bread, cocoa, hot cider, and live music. To enter: carve or paint a pumpkin, bring it to The Bakery on October 30th, write your name and age on the back, and fill out an entry form. Then, on Halloween night, go to The Bakery between 6pm and 10pm to see all the pumpkins lit up. Go to The Bakery: 13a North Front Street, New Paltz. 845-255-8840.
October 31, 4–6pm
Trick-or-Treat on Huguenot Street
Children and families once again are welcome to walk the street on Halloween night, trick-or-treating at the historic houses. A portion of Huguenot Street will be closed to vehicular traffic while children trick-or-treat. Children and adults can expect to meet “residents” who span the National Historic Landmark District’s centuries-long history, including Colonial women, Revolutionary War soldiers, a Victorian socialite and her housemaid, flappers from the Roaring Twenties, and other costumed interpreters. Refreshments will be available at DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street. The entire street will be decorated—including a campfire—for an immersive Halloween experience. Go to Historic Huguenot Street: 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-255-1660.
October 31, 5pm
Woodstock Halloween Parade
Come one, come all, to the Woodstock Halloween Parade! Don your best costume and join in on the fun. Drummers, dancers, and hula-hoopers are especially encouraged to participate. There will be prizes for the best homemade costumes. Go to the Village Green, Woodstock.
October 31, 6pm
New Paltz Halloween Parade
This is a parade for all ghosts and goblins. It starts on Main Street and Manheim Boulevard in New Paltz and ends at the firehouse, where the Lion’s Club will distribute apples and candy. Go to Main Street, New Paltz.