Spring Into the Season at Hudson Valley Craft Fairs and Festivals

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

You know the *raises hands* emoji? That’s our mood now that spring is finally here in the Hudson Valley. To celebrate the arrival of the flower-power season and impending summertime 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.

Nyack Springfest Street Fair

Main Street, Nyack
April 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Nyack is a lively little town on any given day, so when it comes alive for one of its regular street fairs, you can imagine the wealth of food, art, crafts, jewelry, and live music one can enjoy at this spring sidewalk sale. As exciting as the fair may be, don’t resist the urge to explore the many brick-and-mortar storefronts lining Nyack’s main drag or stroll on down to Memorial Park for unbeatable views of the Hudson River.

Hudson River Potters Spring Show and Sale

Bethany Arts Community, Ossining
April 20, 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; April 21, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

With an array of flower pots, vases, and pitchers, this show ensures that you’ll have your garden ready for spring. The event will feature 14 different Rockland and Westchester 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. Admission is free! 

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Hester Street Fair

Wylder Windham, Windham
April 27 & 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New York City’s Hester Street Fair is coming to the Catskills this April at Wylder Windham. Explore New York State businesses and vendors offering everything from jewelry to art to baked goods at the outdoor market. The lineup of vendors includes Catskill Glassworks, Daisy Lane, Oyster Party, and much more. The street fair will also feature music from Hudson-based DJ Fulathela.

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market

Stormville Airport, Stormville
April 27-28, May 25-26, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

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It’s back! 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 truck vendors. This rain-or-shine event is outdoors, so don’t forget to check the forecast and slather on sunscreen before you go.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst Greenhouse Grounds, Tarrytown
May 3-5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 200 craftspeople and makers who offer 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 options like barbecue, seafood, and hamburgers at the fair, as well as a mobile beer and wine truck that is new this year. The fair will be rain or shine, and tickets range from $6 to $16. 

Albany Tulip Festival

Washington Park, Albany
May 11-12

 

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April showers bring May flowers in Albany! Celebrate the peak of spring with over 140,000 tulips in bloom at the festival. Honoring the Dutch heritage of the Capital Region, the festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, a fine art show, a variety of children’s activities, and the greatest grub the Capitol Region has to offer. Bring the whole family, since the event is free for all and tickets are not necessary.

Hudson Valley Maker Faire

GARNER Arts Center, Garnerville
May 18-19, 12-6 p.m.

Head to West Haverstraw for a weekend comprising “visionary projects and new ideas; interactive workshops and technology demonstrations; [and] open artist studios and immersive installations” as well as live music, food, and locally sourced beverages. Located inside of a former textile mill complex from the 1800s, this is a spring craft fair with roots in history and eyes on the future, offering a look into the world of our region’s up-and-coming artists.

Mower’s Saturday & Sunday Flea Market

Maple Lane, Woodstock
Opens May 18

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 18 this year. 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 foodie-favorite eateries.

Barn Star’s Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
May 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; May 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Antique lovers and history nuts alike will adore this annual Hudson Valley event, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend. Barn Star’s spring craft fair assembles an array of artifacts, accessories, and more from around the region and across the globe. This hybrid vintage market and historical exhibit spreads across three large buildings at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. What’s more, there will be plenty to eat from an assortment of food trucks, and attendees can tie in a day trip to Rhinebeck.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz
May 25–27

During Memorial Day weekend, the Woodstock-New Paltz Fair takes over the Ulster County Fairgrounds for three days of every kind of art you can conceive. From glass art and ceramics to wood furniture and specialty food, the fair is a must for creatives in the region. In addition to the beautiful art and handmade wares, visitors can enjoy live music, craft beer, and regional wine. 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.

Field + Supply Spring MRKT

Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
May 31 – June 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

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Uptown Kingston is the perfect place to spend a day dining and shopping. While you’re there, explore the offerings of over 275 unique, modern makers at this year’s market. In addition, there will be live music from local talent, food and drinks from a bar and local vendors, and a full schedule of activities and demonstrations. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $20.

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