There’s no better place for welcoming fall than the Hudson Valley, and this weekend, we’re celebrating with a variety of fests that’ll keep you laughing, stomping, and turning pages well into the new season.
Robibero Winery Grape Stomping Fest, New Paltz
Don’t bother getting a pedicure for this wild wine event. Saturday and Sunday, roll up your jeans and jump into a barrel of juicy, ripe reds at this Valley vineyard. Yes, it’s messy, so come prepared with a towel or two. Once you’re clean and dry, grab a glass of caramel apple sangria and stroll through Robibero’s 42 acres of grape vines and green space, then end the day cozying up by the bonfire.
Steve-O at Levity Live, West Nyack
Once-upon-a-time, you may have seen this MTV Jackass daredevil snorting wasabi or flying through the air in a horse poo-filled Porta-Potty. These days, you can catch him in a Nyack comedy club for a standup act like no other. Steve-O, aka Stephen Glover, will be performing six shows this weekend along with fellow comedian Richie Redding.â€‹
Brick Alley Block Party, Haverstraw
Celebrating Garner Art Center’s fall exhibition opening, the party is set within gallery’s 8,000-square-foot warehouse, a group of 28 19th century buildings used as artist studio spaces, a creekside sculpture trail, and a craft brewery. Grab a draught beer from Industrial arts Brewing Company, and head to the outdoor brick alleyway for a starlit concert, featuring a sundown electro set by Woodstock’s own DJ Photay.
Spirit of Beacon Day, Beacon
This annual fest and parade will meander down Beacon’s Main Street on Sunday, featuring large-scale floats, music, and marchers. Floats will be judged for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place awards based on this year’s theme, “Come Celebrate the Tastes of Beacon.” While the parade starts at 1 pm, the event kicks off at 11 am with vendor booths, raffles, and plenty of community comraderie.