There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley. Views, Art, Culture, Outdoors, Recreation, Entertainment, History, Dining, Shopping and more. Each month we’ll give you new ideas for how you can explore and take advantage of all the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour: Every Friday from June-October: Taste Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River! 5+ tastes and sips that represent Albany’s culinary and craft brewing scene. Discover New York’s historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish. Get an insider’s introduction to one of the oldest churches in New York and discover where some of the famous congregants sat. See if you can find all the Nipper statues and how they are connected to this legacy city. more>
Alive at 5: Thursdays from June 7-August 2: High energy weekend kick-start in Albany. Each week, bands of various genres from the local, regional, and national scene take the stage to entertain professionals, community members, and friends. Enjoy great food, drinks, and views of the river while kicking back in the summer sun. more>
Dalmatian Day - October 6: Celebrate the Dalmatian and national Fire Prevention Week with games, demonstrations, magic show, puppet show, and meet-and-greet with live Dalmatians. FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson more>
Autumn in Austerlitz - October 7: 19th c. craft demonstrations, music, homemade soups and breads, cider press, silent auction, quilt raffle, children's activities, historic crafts and games, animal exhibits, and a wide array of craft vendors. Old Austerlitz Village, 11550 Route 22, Austerlitz more>
FilmColumbia - October 20-28: Nine-day Film Festival screening over seventy major studio and independent features, award winning foreign films, documentaries, animation, and meet-the-filmmaker events. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham more>
Explore and enjoy 60 years of living history and family fun at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome! The museum is open daily until October 31st. Airshows are every Saturday (History of Flight) and Sunday (World War I) weather permitting plus special event weekends through mid-October including Columbus Day.
October 14: Beacon Sloop Pumpkin Festival! Hudson valley pumpkins all sizes & shapes. Fresh homemade pumpkin pie, cider, and other delights. Two solar powered stages featuring live musical performances. Environmental displays & activities, sails, vendors, main & children’s stages and many free kids' activities. Free. Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. More>
October 28th: Join us for the inaugural Hudson Valley Chef’s Challenge: Lamb. Sample delicious dishes created by area chefs at the picturesque Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. VIP ticket holders will have a chance to cast their vote for their favorites. Cash prizes and custom porcelain trophies from Lenox will be awarded in different categories to three of the most creative, talented chefs. Get your tickets today!
Hunter Mountain's Oktoberfest. September & October. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Offers Four Weekends of Bavarian Festivities! More>
Exhibition: Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance. May 1 – Nov 4, 2018. Explore how Cole transformed the well-developed British traditions of landscape representation into a new, bold formulation, the American Sublime. More>
Hudson Valley Taco Fest: June 23: Welcome to the Second Hudson Valley Taco Fest to be held at the scenic Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery, NY. Come enjoy a day all about gourmet tacos like steak, chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and vegan tacos to purchase. There will be over 40 ways to eat and enjoy specialty tacos and authentic foods. more>
New York Renaissance Faire: Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from August 4 through September 30: Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more. Play a game of skill or chance. Shop the Marketplace featuring over 100 Artisans offering the finest in handmade wares. more>
River Fest: June 16: Showcasing carefully curated, locally crafted hand-made goods and local cuisine in an open-air bazaar situated in the scenic, historic downtown district, this event is an organic, grassroots festival designed to mimic the flow of the Hudson by encouraging visitors to ramble throughout the streets of downtown Troy. more>
Troy Pig Out: July 14: An official Empire State competition sanctioned by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, citing New York pride in its place as the site of events that highlight the state and its tradition of excellence in offering unique foods and specialty dishes often based upon tried and true recipes that have endured through the generations. One of the most loved events in the Capital Region, the Troy Pig Out is a full day of fun where culinary competitors duke it out for best BBQ, and people flock to Riverfront park to taste some of the area’s best food. more>
Bear Mountain Oktoberfest: September 22 - October 28 (Saturdays & Sundays): Enjoy German food, beer, dancing, entertainment, vendors and more. Parking $10 per vehicle. More>
Autumn Music Festival & Hudson Valley Craft Fair: September 30: Torne Valley Vineyards presents its first annual event featuring vineyard wine, craft beer, live music and vendors with handcrafted gifts. Blankets and chairs welcome. 11 am - 6:30 pm. Admission: $15 adults; $5 kids under 10. Rain or shine. More >
Art Walk Kingston: Sept. 22-23: A celebration of the arts and local community, explore three distinct areas of the City of Kingston and be immersed in a range of art and events. Free. Noon-5 p.m. More>
Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Festival: Oct. 6: A fun-filled event showcasing agricultural heritage and businesses making up the beautiful Hudson Valley. Local restaurants, farmers’ market, wineries, crafts, businesses, entertainment, kids activities and fun for everyone. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton. More>