Summer 2017

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival- JULY 7, 2017
Distance:7 miles
Location:Poughquag, NY, Barton Orchards

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival this July. The balloon launching begins at 6am on Saturday and the festival begins at noon. The festival will include family activities, food and beverages, and live music. Admission to the morning launches is free, and admission to the festival is $10.


Hudson Valley Bucket List Beacon Blend Tour, Beacon Bites and Beverages Tour

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

We’ll make our way down Main Street stopping for tastings at eateries, creative shops, and urban spaces while sharing the local lore and culture. You’ll explore Beacon with 4-5 tastings of craft beverages and innovative bites while shop owners, distillers, brewers, and chefs give you an intimate insight into the transformation of the East End of Main Street.

These are small group tours. It’s recommended to book at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee availability.​

Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery Vinegar Festival- July 15-16
Restaurateurs and foodies pucker up for this two-day fest featuring organic, artisanal vinegars from the cellars of this rural monastery.


Ulster County Fair- AUGUST 1-6, 2017
Distance:19 miles
Location:New Paltz, NY, Ulster County Fairgrounds


HV Marketplace at the Crown Maple- Sat. Aug. 5
Tours, events and activities. Tours illuminate the farm’s unique and sustainable maple process and end with a culinary maple sampling. The Farm Stand, eclectic shop and bakery café, offers organic Crown Maple and New York artisanal food specialties. Ten miles of walking trails and seasonal fruit orchard. Sat.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Groups midweek by appointment.


Hudson Valley Magazine’s Burger and Beer Bash- August 17
The 4th Annual Hudson Valley Magazine Burger & Beer Bash brings together all the greatest elements of summer:  juicy burgers, cold beer, live music and competition. Visit the website for more information!


Huichica Music Festival Pine Plains- August 25-26
Welcome to the second annual Hudson Valley incarnation of the popular Sonoma, CA music, food and wine micro-fest. Set at the beautiful and expansive Chaseholm Farm just south of Hudson, NY, with epic pastoral settings,  great music, tasty farm-grown food, and lovely people.  

Fall 2017

Stormville Fall Antique Show and Flea Market- SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
Distance:4 miles
Location:Stormville, NY, Stormville Airport Flea Market

Stormville Flea Market offers great family fun. What better way to spend a weekend day then browsing through a huge variety of merchandise in an open air market. Food concessions will be available on set for you and your family to enjoy while shopping. Free admission and free parking!


Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival- SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017
Distance:24 miles
Location:Rhinebeck, NY, Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is a celebration of the bounty of New York. Our food and wine festival features hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley wineries and beyond, NY distilled spirits, craft beers and gourmet specialty foods from all over the country.