Party in the Hudson Valley at These 5 Local Fests

An apple-centric shindig, a celeb-studded film festival, and more from this week’s top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.

Woodstock Film Festival

October 10-14

For its 19th year, the Woodstock Film Festival returns to celebrate the talents of up-and-coming and independent filmmakers across the nation. Film screenings take place all week throughout the Hudson Valley, so take a look at the schedule to see which performances are showing near you. Keep an eye out for special panels, live performances, and celebrity guest sightings, too.

One Year Anniversary Party

The Vinyl Room, Wappingers Falls
October 12, 8 p.m.

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Stop by The Vinyl Room on Friday night to help the coolest hangout in Wappingers Falls celebrate its first anniversary. Admission is $5 at the door, and drink specials will be available all night. As for music, Da Odd Couple, Rob Swift, and Mista Sinista will be dropping beats into the wee hours of the evening.

Warwick Applefest

October 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

While there are a lot of harvest festivals in the Hudson Valley, there’s only one Warwick Applefest. The single-day event attracts more than 30,000 visitors, 200 craft vendors, and dozens of food vendors. Bring the kids to the children’s carnival, shop the onsite farmers’ market, and show your skills in the apple pie baking contest. If the “apple a day” saying is true, you’ll be set for life by the time you leave the festival grounds.

Chefs for Clearwater Dinner

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
October 14, 4 p.m.

Join the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater for its third annual dinner to raise awareness for the wellbeing of the Hudson Valley watershed. This year, Wall Street banker-turned-farmer John Ubaldo, of John Boy’s Farm, is the honoree and guest speaker, while Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin is the master of ceremonies. Local chefs Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant, Terrance Brennan of Brennan Group Hospitality, Beau Widener of Crabtree’s Kittle House, Jason Potanovich of Bocuse Restaurant, Brian Kaywork of American Bounty Restaurant, and Kristina DePalma of The Roundhouse delight diners with Hudson Valley-centric dishes.

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Hudson Valley Magazine Event: Best of Hudson Valley Party

The Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie
October 11, 6-9 p.m.

On Thursday night, the best of the best in the Hudson Valley come together for our annual Best of Hudson Valley Party. The unforgettable event showcases the most renowned business, people, and restaurants from the region, so do yourself a favor and read through the full list of Best of Hudson Valley winners in advance. Join us and our 1,500-plus guests for an evening of delectable food, live music, dancing, and so much more. Don’t forget to come in costume! We’re collaborating with our charity partner, Grace Smith House, on this year’s spooky Halloween theme.

Day Trip Idea: Halloween at Camelback Resort

Tannersville, PA

Craving a spooky getaway? Pack the family up for a jaunt to nearby Camelback Resort for its Monster Mountain celebration. Through October, the resort, which is also home to America’s best indoor waterpark, brings visitors on terrifying journeys through the Kartrite’s Kurse Haunted Houses and on ziplining adventures atop Monster Mountain. When it’s time to refuel after the adrenaline rush, grab a bite at the resort’s two new restaurants: Kartrite’s Summit House, the Poconos’ highest mountaintop restaurant which serves contemporary American cuisine, or Berrelli’s, a family-style restaurant in a ski lodge setting.

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