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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Throughout the region in March and October/November

www.valleytable.com/hvrw

Chefs from about 200 participating restaurants showcase signature fare with three-course, reduced-price, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

 

Maple Weekends at Crown Maple

Dover Plains

Last two weekends in March

www.crownmaple.com
www.mapleweekend.nysmaple.com

Tour the facilities and taste certified organic “from bark to bottle” maple syrups, including specialty infused and smoky types. (Various farms also partake in Maple Weekends.)

 

Farm Film Fest

Chatham

Third weekend of March

www.chathamkeepfarming.org/FarmFilmFest

A festival of films devoted to farming, food, and the many issues related to each.

 

Woodstock Bookfest

Woodstock

Last weekend in March

www.woodstockbookfest.com

This festival features lectures and panel discussions from authors, publishers, and editors both local and international, on topics like mystery, health, and spirituality.

 

Westchester Jewish Film Festival

Pleasantville

First two weeks of April

www.burnsfilmcenter.com

Two weeks of national premieres and international hits featuring Jewish filmmakers from throughout the world, as well as select episodes of TV.

 


Photo provided by Hunter Mountain

TAP: Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival

Hunter Mountain

Last full weekend of April

www.tap-ny.com

A veritable smorgasbord is included with your tasting ticket at this long-running event, drawing revelers to taste the best of brewpubs and small breweries.

 

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market

Stormville

May 25–26, July 6–7, Aug 31–Sept 1 (also Oct–Nov, select dates)

www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

This picker’s paradise bursts at the seams with more than 600 vendors from eight states selling furniture, apparel, jewelry, and memorabilia.

 

Crafts at Lyndhurst

Tarrytown

May 3–5 (also Sept 13–15)

www.artrider.com

Semiannual spring/fall artists’ gathering brims with limited-edition jewelry, handbags, glass, dishware, sculpture, furniture, and fashion in an inspired setting.

 

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Hudson

May 4

www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

Free-and-easy literary extravaganza attracts big names like Newbery medalist Kwame Alexander, Disney animator Elanna Allen, and bestselling author Nick Bruel to show and tell to young’uns.

  

Albany Tulip Festival

Various locations in Albany

May 11-12 (Mother’s Day weekend)

www.albany.com

See more than 100,000 tulips and attend tulip tours, a street scrubbing, and the Royal Tulip Ball. Plus, kids’ activities, music, and food.

 

Red Hook Apple Blossom Day

Various locations in the Village of Red Hook

May 11

www.redhookrotaryclub.org

Scoop up fresh flowers or a new necklace for Mom at this lively fling, featuring more than 65 craft and food vendors plus live Irish and country music.

 

Mower’s Saturday/Sunday Flea Market

Woodstock

Weekends, May 18–Nov 24

www.mowerssaturdayfleamarket.com

Kitschy statues, retro fashion, and luggage, records, ethnic textiles and baskets, and collectible bottles are just the beginning at this funky flea in a field.

 

Woodstock-New Paltz  Art & Crafts Fairs

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz

Memorial Day weekend, May 25–27 (also August 31-September 2)

www.quailhollow.com

Yes, they have gorgeous furniture and architectural crafts, but there are also specialty foods and healthcare products to try, plus a children’s art project tent.

 

Country Living Fair

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck

May 31–June 2

www.countryliving.com/country-living-fair

Shop repurposed furniture, upcycled jewelry, and vintage textiles from some 200 vendors.

 

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

June 4–9

www.winefood.westchestermagazine.com

Meet top chefs, sommeliers, wine and spirits makers, and specialty food purveyors and sample their appetizing wares.

 


Photo by Joshua Timmermans

Taste of Country Music Festival

Hunter Mountain

June 7–9

www.tasteofcountryfestival.com

Nashville’s finest come to the area for a weekend of brews, brats, and cowboy hats. RV and tent camping make this multiday event a hoot and a holler.

 

Mountain Jam

Bethel Woods

June 13–16

www.mountainjam.com

This folk rock blowout has relocated to Bethel Woods for a weekend of music, food, and camping. Headliners include Willie Nelson and the Avett Brothers.

 

Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz

June 15–16

www.hvwineandchocolate.com

Chockablock with chocolate treats and tempting tastings of wine, cider, and ale, this Kentucky Derby-themed party awards prizes for the best hats.

 

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson

June 15–16

www.clearwaterfestival.org

The late Pete Seeger started this folk festival to bring attention to the environment in general, and the Hudson River in particular. Expect all-star players in intimate, polite settings.

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