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Spring Into the Season at Hudson Valley Craft Fairs and Festivals

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Spend sunny afternoons perusing unique finds at these local antique markets, craft fairs, and open-air festivals in the Hudson Valley.

By Sabrina Sucato and Greta Stuckey, with additional reporting by Raphael Beretta

You know the *raises hands* emoji? That’s our mood now that it finally feels like spring in the Hudson Valley. To celebrate the arrival of the flower power season and impending summer vibes, we’re counting down the days to each and every one of the local craft fairs and festivals in the region. After all, there’s no better way to say hello to warm weather than by heading outdoors to browse handcrafted treats from talented makers.

Ready to get your shop on? Don’t forget to pack your reusable bags and throw on a pair of sunglasses! You’ll need both if you want to scout the stalls like a pro.

Moon, Serpent, & Bone Oddities and Curiosities Night Market

Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie 
March 18, 6 p.m. – midnight

This market will include a wide variety of entertainment, crafts, and food for visitors to enjoy. There will be over 30 featured vendors at the event selling goods such as paintings, photographs, books, and jewelry. There will be a DJ throughout the night as well as tarot card readers, a psychic witch, and astrology podcast hosts. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 and at the door for $13. 

2022 Schenectady Spring Greenmarket

432 State Street, Schenectady
March 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you want to start out the spring season right with fresh veggies and new recipes, the spring Greenmarket is the place for you. This market will feature 60 vendors who will be selling fresh local produce, artisan bread and eggs, prepared foods, crafts, and artisan goods. Admission for the market is free, so bring the family and pick out your local favorites. Don’t forget to bring a grocery bag or two.

Hudson River Potters Spring Show and Sale

Bethany Arts Community, Ossining
April 9-10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

With an array of flower pots, vases, and pitchers, you can have your garden ready for spring. The event will feature 15 different artists and will include other pottery options such as mugs, bowls, cookware, and tea kettles for those who don’t like to garden. All of the artists at the show have their own unique techniques and specialties in ceramic work. The show is free for any visitors and masks are required.

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market

Stormville Airport, Stormville
April 23-24, May 28-29

It’s back! Arriving with spring, Stormville Airport kicks off a jam-packed season of flea market shopping in the Hudson Valley. If you’ve never been, go get yourself to the massive market and craft fair, which features hundreds of vendors. Bring a tote bag (or four) as you wander between stalls that pack everything from homemade jewelry to antique treasures and artisanal wares. Bring your appetite, too, because the market will also feature a variety of food vendors. This rain-or-shine event is outdoors, so don’t forget to check the forecast and slather on sunscreen before you go.

The Spring Craft Fair at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Greenhouse Grounds, Tarrytown
April 29 – May 1

The Lyndhurst Craft Fair returns for another year and is the perfect place to spend a day shopping, eating, and socializing with others in the area. The fair will feature 150 craftspeople who make a variety of unique pieces and art. With handmade clothing, jewelry, sculptural works, metal, wood, glass, paintings, photography, and printmaking, there is something for everyone at Lyndhurst. In addition, there will also be food trucks at the fair, as well as local distilleries, wineries, and cider houses. The fair will be rain or shine, and visitors must purchase tickets in advance.

 

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Albany Tulip Festival

Washington Park, Albany
May 7-8

April showers are bringing May flowers in Albany. Celebrate the peak of spring with over 10,000 tulips in bloom at the festival. Celebrating the Dutch heritage of the Capital Region, the festival kicks off with the traditional scrubbing of State St by girls in authentic costumes. The event will also feature live music, vendors, a tulip queen coronation, and a variety of children’s activities. Bring the whole family, since the event is free for all and tickets are not necessary.

Mower’s Saturday & Sunday Flea Market

Behind Bread Alone, Maple Lane, Woodstock
Opens May 21

If you plan any day trips to Woodstock this spring, don’t pass up a detour to the Mower’s Flea Market, which sets up shop every weekend beginning May 16. Vendor booths run the gamut from antiques and collectibles to vintage clothing and crystals, so make sure to spend time at each and every table. Afterward, head into town for a finger-licking lunch at one of Woodstock’s fan-favorite eateries.

 

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Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
May 27-29

Uptown Kingston is the perfect place to spend a day dining and shopping. While you’re there, shop the wares from 150 unique modern makers at this year’s market. In addition, there will be live music and do-it-yourself demos on how to make different crafts and pieces of art. Tickets are currently on sale, and proof of vaccination is required for the event. Admission is free for children under 12 years old.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz
May 28-30

Over the course of Memorial Day weekend, the Woodstock-New Paltz Fair takes over the Ulster County Fairgrounds for three days of every kind of art you can imagine. From glass art and ceramics to wood furniture and even specialty food, the fair is a must for creatives throughout the Valley. The event will feature hundreds of unique artists and craftspeople from across the country. In addition to the beautiful art and handmade work, visitors can enjoy live music, craft beer, and regional wine. Don’t be afraid to bring the kids along, there will be a supervised children’s area and craft demonstrations. Whether you return for old favorites or chat with new-to-you vendors, you’ll love spending a full day at the grounds with family or friends.

Barn Star’s Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
May 28-29

Antique lovers and history nuts alike will adore this annual Hudson Valley event. Barn Star’s Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck puts together an array of artifacts, accessories, and more. Explore local history through Native American and Shaker jewelry, folk art, and pottery. In addition, take a global approach and browse Asian rugs and European textiles. This hybrid vintage market and historical exhibit spreads across three large buildings at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The venue is well-ventilated, and social distancing will be observed.


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