Holiday Decorated Mansions and Historic Sites

Staatsburgh State Historic Site

The holiday season is especially colorful and festive at the various mansions and historic sites in Dutchess County! In addition to being all decked out for the occasion, many sites host holiday-themed tours and events, including Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie and the Staatsburgh State Historic Site in Staatsburg.

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Rombout Colonial Days Weekend

Brinckerhoff House Historic Site

Experience what life was like for soldiers, camp followers and civilians in the Hudson Valley during the American Revolution at this fourth-annual living-history event presented by the East Fishkill Historical Society. Watch military drills and enjoy demonstrations of cooking, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, broom-making and more!  

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175th Dutchess County Fair

August 25 – August 30, 2020 – Save the dates! *Sensory Sensitive Hours Thursday August 27th 9:30am – 11:30am* The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 162 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural…

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Beacon Parade of Green 2020

The City of Beacon’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Second Saturday in March. No doubt – a must see tradition!

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Beacon Second Saturday

A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month.  Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm! Visit for an up to date listing. A Little Beacon Blog Link – great source of current events!

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