Enjoy Art, Music, Culture, and More With These 6 Fabulous Fairs & Festivals in Hudson Valley

Costumed performers at the New York Renaissance Faire

Plan your summer adventures and explore all that the Hudson Valley has to offer! From county fairs to art festivals, there is something for everyone in this vibrant region. Here are six of our favorite fairs and festivals you should check out during the warmer months! Whether you're looking for family-friendly fun or an adults-only outing, these events won't disappoint.

1. Altamont Fair | Albany County

The Altamont Fair is designed to bring out the best in entertainment, provide an educational experience, and showcase local history and traditions. Fair organizers join past and present in this annual celebration of agriculture, history, and current culture. Attend the Altamont Fair from August 15th through the 20th. For more information visit https://www.altamontfair.com/.

2. Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival | Greene County

Grey Fox is an annual 4-day bluegrass festival held in Oak Hill, NY - this year from July 12th through the 16th. The festival features a wide variety of bluegrass, newgrass, and roots music on six stages, as well as camping, dancing, workshops, family fun, and more. The 2023 lineup includes The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, Keller Williams, and more. Tickets are on sale now!

3. New York Renaissance Faire | Orange County

The New York Renaissance Faire is a Renaissance faire located in Tuxedo, New York off New York State Route 17A. The 65-acre faire comprises permanent structures and has twenty stages and more than 100 shops. Enjoy the New York Renaissance Faire Saturdays and Sundays from August 26th through October 8th - including Labor Day - from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit https://renfair.com/ny/ for more information.

4. Piermont Festival of the Hudson Valley Arts | Rockland County

Head on over to the Piermont Festival of the Hudson Valley Arts on Saturday, June 10, from 12 to 8 p.m. at Flywheel Park Village Square in Piermont. The First Annual Piermont Hudson Valley Arts Festival celebrates art in all its forms. This free event will bring together visual, musical, spoken word, and performing arts. The event will feature “Meet the Artists” receptions at all the village’s renowned galleries, and “Art in the Park” exhibitions of regional artists and unique artisans. The event will also feature the Piermont Film Festival now in its 4th year.

5. Caribbean Carnival | Ulster County

The Third Annual Caribbean Carnivale at Cantine Veterans Memorial Field in Saugerties will be held on August 12. Experience a day of Carnivale fun, complete with authentic Caribbean food, music, and a variety of cultural events. In the West Indies, the carnival celebration signals the “crop over” time, when the harvest is complete. Come celebrate the joy of the West Indies!

6. Westchester Wine & Food Festival | Westchester County

The Westchester Wine & Food Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, and spirits, featuring tastings, parties, a burger contest, cooking exhibitions, and more! Get in the spirit from June 6th through the 10th. For more information about the Burger & Beer Blast click here, and for more information about the Wine Collector’s Dinner click here.

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