Bring the Family to These 4 Community Events

An alpaca fest, a golf course picnic, and more from this week’s top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.


Fine Home Source Home Show

The Millbrook Bandshell, Millbrook
September 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

With holiday hosting right around the corner, there’s no better time to get your home ready for the season. To give your abode the upgrade it deserves, head to the Fine Home Source show on Saturday to take a look at the handcrafted works and one-of-a-kind designs on display from over 50 vendors. Stick around for the Plein Air Art Event, during which 25 artists create paintings inspired by their surroundings. At the end of the day, said works will be sold off in a silent auction.

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Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Copake Country Club, Craryville
September 22, 12-5 p.m.

Venture to the Copake Country Club for its first ever food truck and craft beer fest this Saturday. The community event takes place on the picturesque first fairway of the 18-hole golf course, so feel free to bring blankets for picnicking on the greens. Food vendors like Charcoal Dole and Nosh Food Truck, craft breweries like Mill House and Chatham Brewing, and a number of craft vendors will be onsite, as will performers from the Rhinebeck School of Music. Bring the kids to play lawn games, craft with friends, or get their faces painted. 


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Photo provided by the Greens at Copake Country Club


National Alpaca Days

Lilymoor Farm, Pleasant Valley
September 22-23, 12-5 p.m.

If you need something to do with the kiddos, look no further than Alpaca Days at Lilymoor Farm. The family-friendly weekend event allows attendees to get up close to the alpacas and tour the farm where the animals live. There will also be opportunities to shop alpaca products, jam out to live music, and wander around the vendor village.


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Beyond a Simple Folk Song

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie
September 23, 2-4:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for something to do before an evening out in the Hudson Valley, swing by the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for a folk concert that spotlights local musicians. In line with this year’s theme, creative women, the concert features guitar virtuoso Helen Avakian as the headliner and The Herstorians as history weavers and performers. The event costs $10 at the door.

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