15 Craft Fairs to Hit This Fall in the Hudson Valley

Celebrate the arrival of autumn in the Hudson Valley and get an early start on holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts at fall craft fairs.

While the Hudson Valley’s summer festivals and spring fairs are stellar in their own right, there’s something special about the region’s fall craft fairs. Perhaps it’s because gifting season is right around the corner, or because creativity and cool temperatures seem to go hand in hand.

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Whatever your philosophy may be, there’s no time like the present to plan a visit to the upcoming crafty happenings in the Hudson Valley.

SUNY New Paltz Campus Market

SUNY New Paltz Excelsior Concourse, New Paltz
Every Thursday morning

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Gain a new perspective of college life by visiting the weekly market held on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Here, students and local producers come together to share their goods with the greater New Paltz area. Walking down the Excelsior Concourse, you’ll find vintage goods, coffee and baked goods, toys and trinkets, produce, and student clubs looking to gain support. Come down and see what the kids are talking about these days!

Hudson Valley Flea Market and Craft Fair

YAI, Tarrytown
September 16

Does your idea of a good time involve games, comic books, posters, and clothes new and vintage? Then kick off your September at this free Hudson Valley event. Dozens of vendors will assemble to share everything from collectibles and toys to posters, art, and accessories galore.

Phoenicia Flea

Shandaken Inn, Shandaken; Stockade Faire, Kingston; Nat’s Mountain House, Tannersville
September 23, 30; October 14-15

 

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Unlike one-off craft fairs, Phoenicia Flea is a traveling market which showcases a medley of artisanal food, drinks, home goods, clothing, skincare, jewelry, and more. The Flea changes location every weekend—during the fall, explore iterations of Phoenicia Flea at Nat’s Mountain House in Tannersville and the Stockade Faire in Kingston.

Phoenix Festival

Nyack
September 28 – October 21

The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents this festival of world-class professional live theater, music, dance, and more. This celebration of arts and culture takes place in the beautiful riverside village of Nyack and features both indoor and outdoor performances from Wind in the Willows, Children’s Shakespeare Theatre, Honduras, and other talented groups.

Handcrafted Octoberfest

Rhinebeck
September 30 – October 1

This artfully reimagined Octoberfest in Rhinebeck is a family harvest celebration, offering more than the usual beer-guzzling and polka-dancing. Quail Hollow Events presents this craft festival centered around the concept of handcrafted goods, but also infused with harvest energy and Oktoberfest staples. Enjoy works of art from local artisans, gourmet specialty foods, local wine and spirits, and agricultural marvels, all in celebration of handmade and home-spun.

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Garrison Craft Fair

Garrison Landing, Garrison
September 30 – October 1

Now in its 53rd year, Garrison craft is a leading modern craft fair in the Hudson Valley that showcases a curated collection of independent artists, craft makers, and designers. This year will feature over 65 artisans as well as live music by local musicians, regional food vendors, and pottery demonstrations courtesy of teaching artists. Right on the banks of the Hudson River, this event helps support the Garrison Art Center, a non-profit organization that fosters the arts in the Hudson Valley.

Field + Supply

Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
October 6-8

 

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Continuing a longstanding tradition, Field + Supply returns to Hutton Brickyards. The riverside shopping event includes over 250 talented vendors and brings a modern twist to the craft fair scene. Merchants sell everything from minimalist jewelry and woven baskets to locally made soap and funky mugs, so stop by and treat yourself to something handcrafted and highly special.

Barn Star’s Fall Antiques

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
October 7-8

Whatever fall décor you’re looking for, this Rhinebeck fair probably has it. Over 120 vendors will show off styles from the 18th century to the modern era in the way of fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, furniture, and ceramics. This antique show goes above and beyond with stoneware, pottery, and art glass for everyone to enjoy.

Market Day Crafts Fair

Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Fishkill
October 7

Is the crisp fall air getting to you? This craft fair will warm you right up. After perusing products by wonderful vendors—including knit apparel, pottery, and stained glass gifts—stay to enjoy delicious homemade soups and chili with baked goods for dessert. This homey fair will get you ready for the changing leaves in no time.

Stormville Airport Flea Market

Stormville Airport, Stormville
October 7-8, November 4

 

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This seasonal tradition brings local vendors to the Stormville Airport. Family-friendly and endlessly entertaining, this antique show and flea market boasts unique deals and bargains. Stormville hosts six shows a year, beginning with April’s “Springtime in the Country” and ending with “Christmas in November.” Two weekends in the autumn feature fall-themed crafts and pieces. Plus, enjoy a massive assortment of Hudson Valley foods and beverages.

Windham’s Annual Autumn Affair

Main Street, Windham
October 7-8

Autumn is the perfect time of year to visit Windham, a town known for its superlative fall foliage. For one weekend in October, a celebration of the season will be in full swing with a hay maze, pony rides, food and drink stations, kids’ tent, and more to help attendees settle into our region’s most colorful season.

Modern Makers Market

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring
October 14-15

 

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Peruse unique creations by more than 60 artisans at Hops on the Hudson’s final Modern Makers Market of the season. Participants include glassworkers, jewelers, and potters. This is a rain-or-shine event, and admission is free. Plus, feel free to bring along Fido as you browse the stalls.

Vendor and Craft Fair

Shawangunk Valley Fire Company, Wallkill
October 14

After such a great turn out last year, Shawangunk Valley Fire Company is back with its second annual “Vendor Blender,” as it was referred to last year. This year, the fair returns with food trucks and wine and beer tasting. Take a look inside the firehouse while perusing tables of handmade housewares, jewelry, and more.

Sheep and Wool Festival

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
October 21-22

 

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This October, the Sheep and Wool Festival camps out at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for two fun-filled days. Join the crafting community at large as it turns out for book signings, competitions, demonstrations, and shopping galore. Visitors will love browsing the stands of raw wool, yarn, rugs, and fibers. Vendors come from all over the country, so expect to see a wide variety of goods and materials. For kids, the sheep shearing and animal attractions are bound to fascinate.

Fall Craft Fair

Wappinger Town Hall, Wappingers Falls
November 5

This cozy town craft fair offers a multitude of different items from local vendors such as the Wappinger Senior Association and Hudson Valley Woodworking. If you’re looking for a fair that feels a little more personal, join in on the fun of this tight-knit community in the Town of Wappinger. Expect a little taste of everything with jewelry, hand-poured candles, sweet treats, crocheted items, and more.

Country Folk Art Craft Show

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
November 17-19

Cottage-core fans, this fall craft fair is for you! For over 40 years, the Country Folk Art Craft Show has traveled the nation. Home décor here explores a wide variety of styles, including shabby chic, new country, farmhouse, and more. The craft show is the perfect place to find repurposed and upcycled treasures. Wearable art, handmade soaps, wood carvings, and many more items will be available at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

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