The Best Hudson Valley Fall Events Around: Don’t you Dare Miss Any!

Updated: 11/12/2020

When Autumn rolls around in the Hudson Valley, the whole region appears to dress up in its best colors. The wind gets cooler and the leaves begin to change all in preparation for the wonderful Hudson Valley Fall Events that the region will host.

Hudson Valley Fall Events are so abundant that it's hard to choose just one.

This is my favorite time of the year and is a very special time in the Hudson Valley. I always fill my calendar and regret not having more time to see and do more things.

With so much to do and so much to see, it is hard to keep up with all that’s going on in the area. It is often difficult to narrow down the best places to visit in the Hudson Valley any time of the year.

My advice: Take out a piece of paper and pen and start jotting down some of these Special Events. Make sure you take some time to experience all the great things the Hudson Valley has to offer this time of the year.

COVID-19 NOTICE

Due to the continued concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, all of these events are subject to cancellation and/or postponement. Check the individual organizations before making plans to attend any event.

Pumpkins are popular for the Fall and especially for Hudson Valley Fall Events

According to the website, IloveNY:

“Fall festivals and farm tours will deepen your greatest wanderlust. Whether you’re tasting the season’s harvest at craft cideries, checking out fall events… the autumn air is filled with adventure.”

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Hudson Valley Fall Events – Halloween Specific Events


Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are some of the most famous places to visit during the Halloween Season.

A fall leaf lays on the ground in the Hudson Valley, NY

Situated along the Hudson River, Sleepy Hollow is the setting of Washington Irving’s, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. That alone makes it the most popular Hudson Valley Destination in October.

Below are just some events that take place in the area in honor of Halloween.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tours

Daytime Guided Tours
Mon – Fri in October: 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm

Come on this one-hour walking tour and find out! Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving, his enormous impact on American Literature and the enduring appeal of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, now in its Bicentennial. 

Evening Lantern Tours
Friday & Saturday Nights starting September 18th – November 21st
Sunday evenings in October – early November

The Classic Evening Lantern Tour. Soak up the history of this famous cemetery by the light of kerosene lanterns!  It’s like stepping back in time as you visit some of the most impressive residents, including William Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, John Dustin Archbold and others resting in peace in the north end. 

Check their website for this season’s schedule and current prices.

Pure Terror Scream Park

Throughout the month of October
Monroe, NY

They hold the Guinness Book of World Record for longest haunted house scream park in the world, this attraction is not for the faint at heart.

Make sure to check their website for the season’s schedule and current prices.

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted House in Ulster Park

September – November
Ulster Park, NY
Voted the ‘Scariest Haunted House in the Northeast’, the hayride and haunted house are not for the faint of heart.

Make sure to check their website for the season’s schedule and current prices.

Field of Terrors

Select days in October
Troy, NY
This attraction is so scary that it is not recommended for children under the age of 10 years. Hosting several attractions in their ‘field’, guests will both have fun and be scared.

Check their website for updated dates, tickets and prices.

Home of the ‘Legend’

September 18th – November 8th
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside

Visit Washington Irving’s estate during the day and take a family-friendly spooky tour of the grounds or go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt.

Check this website for the schedule and for tickets.

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

September 18th – November 21st
Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson
Another popular event in Westchester County is the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze. This yearly event takes place in Croton-on-Hudson at Van Cortlandt Manor. This event is NOT to be missed!

Check their website for the season’s schedule and current prices.

Haunted Historic Huguenot Street

During the month of October
Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz
The Haunted Huguenot Street app tour will take you on a chilling journey across the historic district as you are immersed in the eerie tales, paranormal sightings, criminal activity and unsolved mysteries of New Paltz, NY. This new addition to the HHS app (available now at the App Store and Google Play) can be accessed for a small fee of $4.99. Learn more and how to download at https://www.huguenotstreet.org/app

The Great Jack 'o Lantern Blaze is the ultimate Halloween event in Westchester County.

Halloween in Lyndhurst Landscape

During October: 10am – 5pm
Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown

Lyn­d­hurst has in­stalled seven artis­tic Hal­loween vi­gnettes in the land­scape around the man­sion. These are in­ter­spersed in the land­scape near the man­sion and com­bine sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions with an ex­plo­ration of one of the most in­ter­est­ing parts of the es­tate, in­clud­ing the chil­dren’s play­house, foun­tains and re­cently re­stored benches.

Free Halloween Drive-Thru at Stew’s

During the month of October: 11am – 9pm
Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers

Stew Leonard’s invites all little ghouls and goblins to our first-ever drive-through Halloween celebration! Cars will follow a path through more than a dozen family-friendly Halloween-themed scenes featuring inflatable characters, located in our parking lot just steps from Stew’s pumpkin patch. 

Jack O’Lantern Jubilee

September 26th, 27th & 28th: 10am – 8pm
Barton Orchards, Poughquag

On September 26th, 27th and 28th, Barton Orchards will be celebrating “Jack O’Lantern Jubilee.” General Admission (children 3 and under are free) includes access and entry to all of the farm’s activities

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Movie Night on the Farm

October 9th, 16th, 23rd: 5:30pm – 8pm
Apple Ridge Orchards, Warwick

Starting October 9th, Spookley The Square Pumpkin will proudly make his Warwick, NY debut at Apple Ridge Orchards!

Friday night Boos & Brews Tours

October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th: 6:30pm – 8pm
Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz

Join us at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 6:30 PM for a glass of locally-made hard cider or craft beer, then take an exterior walking tour down one of the oldest streets in America to explore the thrilling, eerie, and mysterious tales of New Paltz. 

Halloween in the Landscape

October 9th – November 1st
Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown

In lieu of mansion tours, Lyndhurst will be hosting an outdoor decor walk through for the Autumn season.

Nightmare on Werner: Maze of Horror

Select Days in October
30 Werner Ave, Florida

“Nightmare on Werner” is Maze of Horror located in the Village of Florida, NY. It features over 20 bone-chilling scenes straight from your worst nightmares! It is sure to give you a scare!

Watt World of Halloween Horrors

Every Thursday – Sunday in October: 7pm – 9pm
310 Scotchtown Road, Goshen

For the first time in 10 years, we will be open on Halloween with candy give-away. $5 per carload. Due to Covid Restrictions, cash only. Exact amount preferred.

The Halloween Drive-In Experience

October 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st & November 1st: 7pm – 9pm
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Spooktacular Halloween fun at the world-famous Woodbury Common Outlet Malls. Featuring films, live performances, comedy shows, interactive games, raffles, food, and exclusive Travel Channel’s GHOSTOBER content. 

Halloween Prison Tours

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: October 16th – November 1st
Hudson Sports Complex, Warwick

Are you brave enough to step foot on our grounds and discover what is laying beneath? These tours are suitable for adults and children above the ages of 12, however we require adult supervision for anyone under the age of 16.

Fair Oaks Drive-In Trunk or Treat

October 17th: 4pm
Fair Oaks Drive-In, Middletown

Come join other trunk or treaters at Fair Oaks Drive-In. Online ticket sales only at fairoaksdrivein.simpletix.com. Pumpkin painting, Games and Treats.

Trunk or Treat

October 17th: 1pm – 5pm
Quinnz Pinnz Parking Lot, Middletown

October 17th we are hosting a Covid friendly FREE event. We are teaming up with small business @hvgoldrewards to help SAVE HALLOWEEN 🎃👻. The event will be located outside in the parking lot located at 13 Railroad Avenue. Call 845-742-2223 if you are interested in setting up a trunk.

No Scare Halloween

October 17th & 18th
October 24th & 25th
October 31st – November 1st
Museum Village, Monroe

Our expanded walk-through boo-free zone is the perfect socially distanced family Halloween event! More details coming soon on our website, www.museumvillage.org, and social media!

Hulda’s Night at Rockefeller State Park Preserve

October 22nd, 23rd, & 24th: 6pm-8pm group & 7pm-9pm group
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

The evening will begin at the home of the Preserve’s Manager (25 Sleepy Hollow Road). The will hike over to Witch’s Spring Trail where they will hear Hulda tell her tale as well as other Preserve lore. All are invited to warm up by a fire and complimentary hot drinks and snacks at the end of the hike.

Check their website for more information.

The Curse of Witch’s Wood

October 23rd: 5:30pm – 8pm
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining

A frightening curse is turning anyone that enters the Witch’s Wood into a monstrous beast. Are you brave enough to enter the forest and find out who or what is behind it? Join us for a guided walk filled with odd sights and curious characters… if you dare!

It was dark back then

October 24th: 7pm – 10:30pm
Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site
From 7:00 – 10:30 PM tour the grounds by night if you dare. In the spirit of 18th century Gothic literature, costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites submit for your approval a haunting tale. 

Check their website for more information

Annual Haunted Firehouse

October 23rd, 24th, &25th: 7pm – 10:30pm
Salisbury Mills Firehouse

Salisbury Mills Fire Company is hosting our annual Haunted Firehouse this year for 3 DAYS on Friday, October 23rd thru Sunday, October 25th from 7pm-10:30pm. The cost is $5 per person.All are welcome as the creatures and spirits of darkness take over our firehouse.

A Very Fluffy Halloween

October 23rd – 25th & October 31st – November 1st
Lilymoore Alpaca Farm, Pleasant Valley

Great fun for adults and children alike! Some animals on the farm will be dressing up and you do not want to miss that photo opportunity. You even get to make an alpaca faced pumpkin! Click the link below for more info 🎃https://www.lilymoorefarm.com/calendar

Brewster Trunk or Treat

October 24th: 6pm – 8pm
Kohl’s Parking lot, Independent Way, Brewster

The trunks will be decorated by local families and businesses, cars will drive through in a loop collecting treats from the trunks. Families must stay in their cars/trucks at all times, you can decorate your car too! Join in on the fun.

Trunk or Treat @ Devitts Nursery

October 24th: 12pm – 4pm
Devitts Nursery, New Windsor

Stop by on October 24th from 12pm-4pm.
Bring the kids to our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat! Don’t forget your costume!

Trunk or Treat

October 24th: 2pm – 5pm
Just for Kicks Martial Arts, Hopewell Junction

We will be holding our 15th Annual Trunk or Treat but with some changes this year. We will need to follow NYS guidelines on groups and social distancing.Get More Info & Register Here: https://sparkpages.io/cart/2/?i=9b7&c=&ocu=

Spooktacular Trunk or Treat

October 24th: 12pm – 4pm
Cross County Shopping Center West

Yonkers Waterfront Halloween Pet Parade

October 24th: 11am – 4pm
Bark & Purr, Yonkers

Bring your pet in costume! Contest with prizes awarded at the end of the parade! Due to COVID19, pre-registration will be strongly enforced to avoid large gatherings and keep both pets and owners safe. Maximum two people per pet per ticket and 40 people max per parade. This year we will host two parades to best keep social distance guidelines. The Morning Parade will be 11AM to 12PM and the Afternoon Parade will be from 2PM to 4PM. RSVP Here: http://ow.ly/ywTt50BLntC

Get Spooked at the Knapp House

October 24th: 7pm – 8:30pm
The Knapp House, Rye

Bring a blanket or sleeping bag and dress nice and warm for these chilling Halloween tales! Knapp House neighbor David Walker will read ghost stories by the light of a lantern in the garden.

Haunted Hayride on the Farm

October 24th: 5pm – 8:30pm
Blue Arrow Farm, Pine Island

For 9 nights we will be having a hauntingly good time with our 2nd Annual Hayride.5pm-6pm less scary for smaller children
6pm-8:30pm scarier for older children and adults

Barton Orchards Trick or Treat Festival

October 24th & 25th: 10am – 9pm
Barton Orchards, Poughquag

This weekend is going to be a lot of fun! We have so many fun activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Halloween Drive-In Movie

October 24th & 31st
Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers

Tickets are now on sale for our Halloween Drive-in Movies! https://bit.ly/2SFLDmd

Halloween Craft Fair & Flea Market

October 25th: 11am – 5pm
Homewood Suites, New Windsor

Bring the kids to ‘trick or treat’ from 12pm – 4pm

The Great Halloween Hunt

October 25th: 12pm – 5pm
Veterans Memorial Park, Warwick

The Rotary Halloween Hunt is a Socially Distant Family Fun Day with prizes, clues and snacks! Find Clues Throughout the Town of Warwick to Lead Your Team to Victory. Reserve your spot at www.warwickvalleyrotary.org

Groove Music in the Park

October 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th
Addison Park, Larchmont

No tricks, just treats!

Halloween Movie Night

October 30th: 5pm
Tymor Park, Lagrangeville

IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN MOVIE at 5pm, HOCUS POCUS MOVIE at 6pm. Dress in your favorite Halloween costume, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars watching 2 classic Halloween favorites on the big screen at our bandstand in Tymor Park. FREE ADMISSION. Registration required at www.unionvalerec.com

Drive Thru Trick or Treat Event

October 30th: 6pm – 8pm
Hurds Family Farm, Modena

Local businesses will be along the route in the orchard handing out candy, make sure to bring your own trick or treating bag. 

Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus

October 30th: 7pm – 10pm
Geering Park, Fishkill

Wear your Halloween Costume. Trick or Treating available for Children (while supplies last)
Park opens @ 6:00pm
Estimated Showtime: ~7:00pm (time may change as we get closer to date of event)
@ Geering Park

Halloween Haunts & Happenings at Mohonk Mountain House

October 30th – November 1st
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
Enjoy Halloween weekend featuring frightening festivities, campfires, a costume ball, trick-or-treating, and more!

Check their website for information.

Halloween Hoedown

October 31st
Christopher Jacobs Winery, Pine Bush

Lots of activities, delicious food & the mood is set just right for this adult & family occasion!

Trick or Treat at Hyde Park Farmers Market

October 31st: 9am – 2pm
4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park

Come on by Saturday October 31st Halloween 🎃👻💀👽😺 with your costumes for some Trick or Treating and some treats! Vendors will be handing out candy/goodies for Trick or Treating we will have all kinds of stuff here as well as our regular Farmers Market! Hope to see you then! 😁

I-Spy Halloween Nature Trail “Fairy Tale Forest”

October 31st: 10am – 3pm
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall

The Nature Museum needs help to lift the curse on Kenridge Farm! Head into the Fairy Tale Forest where your favorite storybook characters live, and keep a sharp eye out to see if they have the ingredients needed to help reverse the curse. Find them all and a treat will be waiting upon your return! This self-guided activity is a great way for families to celebrate Halloween with COVID-19 precautions in place. Costumes are encouraged!

Spooktacular Treating Drive-Through

October 31st: 12pm – 2pm
Larkin Center, Newburgh

Spooky Surprises, Candy and Socially-distanced fun!

Trick or Treat at Twin View Stables

October 31st: 1pm – 5pm
Campbell Hall

​Come in Costume to Twin View Stables on October 31st to go Trick-or-Treating with the Horses! Admission Fee includes a bag of treats for the horses, a pony ride and entrance to the petting zoo! Petting zoo food will be sold separately.

Trick or Treat at Damn Good Honey Farm

October 31st: 12pm – 5pm
Kerhonkson, NY

Come trick or treat on Halloween! 🎃We are handing out honey sticks and honey candies. Also, come dressed up 🧛🏻 and enter into a drawing to win a a prize! If you would like, we will write down your name and number and pick a winner at closing time!
More Information on their website.

Truck or Treat at the Mall

October 31st: 4pm
Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights
All Trunk Vendors will have 16 feet of space along the Car Parade Route to decorate and hand out candy and any promotional materials or coupons as the community cars drive through. 

Check their website for information.

Haunted House

October 31st: 4pm – 7pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers

You are invited to Philipse Manor Hall’s “Haunted House” walk thru from 4pm to 7pm on Halloween day (for children). Grab on to your partner and get ready to scream!!! 

Check their website for additional information

Albany Halloween 2020

October 31st: 3pm – 5pm
Throughout Albany

These events will provide residents with the option to either drive-through or walk-through to show off their costume, receive candy, and a pumpkin! There will be 10 Golden Tickets hidden in candy bags throughout the city 👀, will you be a lucky winner?

Harvest Festival

October 31st: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Freedom Hill Farm, Otisville

This will be an out-door, open-house style event, with activities for families including a scavenger hunt, s’more making, pumpkin painting, costume contest for kids (please no scary costumes or costumes with weapons), etc. 

Fair Oaks Halloween Horrorthon

October 31st: 6pm – 11pm
Fair Oaks Drive-In, Middletown

Michael Myers Visits The Fair Oaks Drive-In On His Favorite Evening. Festivities start at 6pm. At dusk, Alan Howarth returns to the Fair Oaks to perform his music from the many Halloween films as well as Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From NY & Christine. Then, you get back to back to back to back Michael Myers. “HALLOWEEN” (1978), “HALLOWEEN 2”, “HALLOWEEN 4” + “HALLOWEEN 5”.

Howl & Holler Weekend

October 31st & November 1st: 10:30am – 5pm
Trevor Zoo, Millbrook

Join us for Howl & Holler Weekend!
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!!!
Make yours at www.trevorzoo.org and you can win a FREE Zoo Membership! Free Treat Bags with Orangutan friendly Halloween candy. Free activity booklets for kids, special activities & food trucks. Wear your Halloween Costume!

Boos & Brews Tour

October 31st: 4pm & November 6th: 5:30pm
Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz

Spend a spooky evening on the street during our Boos & Brews tour! Register on our website and learn all about our upcoming fall events in person and online at https://www.huguenotstreet.org/calendar-of-events

Pumpkins lit up in the Hudson Valley, Ny for Halloween


Hudson Valley Fall Events in September


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EVENT TITLES are linked directly to organizer’s websites (where applicable)

Oktoberfest

September 13th: 10am – 6pm
Barton Orchards, Poughquag

Oktoberfest is an annual celebration that takes place in Germany to celebrate Bavarian culture, traditions, and food. At Barton Orchards, we acknowledge this worldwide tradition with some live entertainment and a special concession menu with some of the best and “wurst” German dishes we could serve. 

Car/Bike Night

Every Thursday in September: 4pm – 7pm
Motorcyclepdia Museum, Newburgh

Motorcyclepedia is hosting a Car/Bike night every Thursday from 4pm – 7pm.$5 discounted entry to the museum during meet hours. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore over 600 motorcycles! HOT DOGS will be available from an on-site vendor.

Pierson’s Farm Farm Event

Weekends in September: 11am – 6pm
Pierson’s Farm, Middletown

Sunflower maze in beautiful bloom, Corn maze, Kids – mazes,, Petting Zoo And more! At this time, face masks will be required when on lines to purchase, when in store, and when you gather with other than your immediate group. Please follow social distancing protocol. Bring a small hand sanitizer for your own use and peace of mind.

Farmers Market at The Valley

Wednesdays in September: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Jefferson Valley Mall

Enjoy the Fall season with us at the Farmers Market at The Valley located outside the Jefferson Valley Mall every Wednesday rain or shine from 2:30pm-6:30pm starting on September 16th until November 18th.

Ice Cream for Animals Fundraiser

September 16th
Weir’s Ice Cream Shop, Salisbury Mills

Our annual Ice Cream For Animals fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, September 16. All proceeds will go to local animal rescues.

Chadwick Music Nights

September 17th: 6pm – 8pm
Chadwick Lake Park, Newburgh, under the large pavilion

Social distance guidlines must be followed. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall

September 17th: 6pm – 8pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Come join us for a Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Movies in the Park

September 18th: 8:15pm
Gearing Park, Fishkill

FREE FAMILY FUN EVENT! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW! Special Treasure Hunt Activity included for children! https://www.fishkillrecreation.com/fall-movies-in-the-park.html

Hudson Valley Harvest

September 18th-20th
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
Head on over for Hudson Valley Harvest and discover delicious, local food and the best of the harvest season. Join us in September as we explore the culinary treasures and local trades of the remarkable Hudson Valley region.

Mount Gulian Outdoor Tours

Fridays & Saturdays through October 31st: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon

Mount Gulian opens for Outside Tours beginning Friday, September 18 through Saturday, October 31. Tours of the Dutch barn, heritage garden, and historic landscape overlooking the Hudson River will be given Fridays and Saturdays at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children (ages 6-18); free for children under 6 and Mount Gulian members.

Fair Food Drive Thru

September 18th: 3pm – 7pm | September 19th & 20th: 11am – 7pm
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck

Come and fulfill all of your fair food dreams! Greek Fare, Butcher Boys, Mexican Cafe and Fries & Awesome Tots. Order from your car.

Red Panda Weekend at The Trevor Zoo

September 18th, 19th, 20th: 9am – 5pm
Trevor Zoo, Millbrook

Come to the Trevor Zoo this weekend – September 18th, 19th & 20th as we celebrate the 11th International Red Panda Day. We also have free Red Panda activity booklets for young children. Make your reservation at www.trevorzoo.org and you will be automatically entered to win prizes in our Red Panda Raffle! 

Tiffany Windows Tour

September 19th: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy

This tour takes you to the Earl Chapel and Crematory has Tiffany windows that can be toured.

Rombout Colonial Days & Encampment

September 19th & 20th: 10am – 4pm
Brinckerhoff House Historic Site, Hopewell Junction

Join us for a socially distanced outdoor event to learn about what the local area may have been like for the inhabitants of the Rombout Precinct (Fishkill) during the War for Independence. Blacksmith demonstrations, Woodworking, Broom Making, Self guided house tours, Cooking and Baking, Gunsmithing, Doctoring, Homesteading and more. 

Nostrano Vineyards Oktoberfest

September 19th & 20th
Nostrano Vineyards, Milton, NY

New Estate Riesling Release, Oktoberfest food favorites, local Oktoberfest Craft Beer and more. Reservations recommended due to limited seating.

Cruise to the Drive-In

September 19th: 9am – 3pm
Warwick Drive-In Theatre

Muffler Rap contest, DJ, Swap Meet, Pre-1972 Hot Rod Show and more.

Free Evening Hours at the HRM

September 19th: 5pm – 7pm
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

Enjoy free admission to the Museum Saturdays from 5–7pm from August 1 through September 19! You’re invited to experience the exhibitions currently on view and to enjoy the outdoor courtyard, where you may bring your own mat or blanket. Admission is free; reservations are required. Get tickets at http://www.hrm.org/visit

Princess Meet & Greet

September 20th: 2pm – 4pm
Frozen Caboose, Highland

Join us at The Frozen Caboose in Highland, NY for princess photos and autographs from one of our fairytale princesses while you enjoy your favorite frozen treat!

Harvest Celebration at Kelder’s Farm

Select days in September starting September 21st: 10am – 6pm
Kelder’s Farm, Kerhonkson

Join Kelder’s Farm for our Fall Harvest Celebration! Fall Harvest will run through October 31th. We will be offering Pumpkin picking and other Fall Farm Traditions!Dates: Starting Saturday, September 21st through October 31th
Hours: 10 am- 6 pmTickets will be LIMITED to allow for Covid-19 Social Distancing. So, reserve your spot today!

Free Movie Night for First Responders & Frontline Workers

September 23rd: 7pm
Overlook Drive-In, Poughkeepsie

County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today Dutchess County will host a free movie event for first responders and frontline workers, “Thanks to the Heroes,” at the Overlook Drive In in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, September 23rd. Space is limited.

Tree ID Walk

September 24th: 12pm – 1pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Learn how to identify trees across the Preserve with our resident tree tracking expert, Kim Castaldo.

U-Pick Pumpkins & Wagon Rides

Select days in September: 11:30am – 4pm
Soons Orchards, New Hampton

U-Pick Pumpkins is back with a few updates for safety’s sake! Reserve your wagon seat online and then come on out for a nice ride to the fields to find your Great Pumpkin!

Hot Air Balloon Festival

September 25th, 26th & 27th:
Tymore Park & Forest, Lagrangeville

The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will be held drive-in style on September 25, 26, & 27, 2020 at Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York. This event has been re-formatted with health and safety top of mind. The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will be held drive-in style on September 25, 26, & 27, 2020 at Tymor Park in Union Vale, New York. This event has been re-formatted with health and safety top of mind.

Hiker’s Holiday

September 25th – 28th
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

Hiking enthusiasts have gathered to hike the remarkable trails throughout a spectacular 40,000-acre wilderness region that includes both Mohonk Mountain House and Mohonk Preserve lands.

Sunset Hikes at Rockefeller State Park Preserve

September 25th: 6pm – 8pm
Sunset Hike at Rockwood

Come join us for a Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL! Maximum 20 people. Please register this event at http://ow.ly/eNs350B0gAY

Katonah Nights

September 25th: 5pm – 8pm
Katonah, NY

Katonah Nights followed by our Saturday Stroll 😎There WILL be music. There will also be lots of delicious food options.

Nyack Outdoor Shopping and Dining Event

September 25th: 5pm – 10pm
Downtown Nyack

Enjoy outdoor dining, shopping, and live music on the vibrant streets of downtown Nyack every other Friday.

Katonah Saturday Stroll

September 26th: 12pm – 4pm
Katonah, NY

Shopping galore from all of our amazing stores. It’s Fall, everyone. Get your pumpkin 🎃 on and enjoy the weather outside!

Pony Rides at Minard’s Family Farm

September 26th: 12pm – 4pm
Minard’s Family Farm, Clintondale

This Saturday come on out and enjoy Pony Rides @ Minard Family Farms. 12 to 4 pm. We encourage you to prebook your time to avoid waiting in line.

Original Flea Outdoor Market

September 26th: 10am – 6pm
Newburgh Vintage Emporium

Join us for ‘Original Flea’, the OUTDOOR market in front of Newburgh Vintage Emporium. Over 40 local makers, vintage & antique dealers, food trucks, and other treasures throughout the parking lot & grounds of our store! (5006 Rt. 9W Newburgh, NY).

Salt Marsh Stroll

September 26th: 2pm – 3:30pm
Otter Creek Preserve, Mamaroneck

Join us as we stroll around Otter Creek Preserve and learn about the fascinating and important salt marsh habitat!

RoCA Fall Exhibits Open

September 26th: 10am – 4pm
Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack

Rockland Center for the Arts is happy to announce that it is opening up its studio and gallery exhibition spaces to small groups of people. Visitors will need to schedule an appointment to see the exhibitions in order to limit the number of people in the gallery at any given time. 

Outdoor Film Screening

September 26th: 7pm
Garners Arts Center

Garner Arts Center is screening Meow Wolf: Origin Story. $12/advance & $15/door
Masks required, bring your own chair

Free Open Skate

September 26th & 27th: 3pm – 5pm
Dodge Road Rink, Pawling

Pre-registration and helmets required. Register at pawlingrec.com

Moon Festival

September 26th & 27th: 11am – 7pm
New Century Farm, Port Jervis

[Hay Rides, Live Music, Locally Grown & Made Food, Agricultural Demonstration, Forest Trail, BBQ & Grill and more]. Come and meet your local farmers and discover the roots of great food! [Masks and Social distancing are required.]

Art Walk Kingston

September 26th & 27th: 12pm – 5pm
Kingston, NY

A weekend featuring galleries sharing Kingston’s diverse offering of arts and music. Visit our website (artwalkkingston.com) to view all the participating artists & galleries. Access the online map at map.artwalkkingston.com

Newburgh Open Studios

September 26th & 27th: 12pm – 6pm
Newburgh, NY

Join this free community-based event and get introduced to Newburgh’s burgeoning arts community through artist studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations, performances, and pop-up exhibits. Make sure to pick up a map at Newburgh Art Supply, located at 5 Grand Street.

CMRR Fall Foliage Ride

September 26th & 27th: 11am – 3pm
Catskill Mountain Railroad Co, West Station, Kingston

Take a spectacular journey along the former Ulster & Delaware Railroad corridor and see the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard Ulster County’s only scenic train.

Drive-In Movie: Forrest Gump

September 27th: 8:30pm
Palisades Center Mall

Click here to purchase your ticket! Learn more about the drive-in movie theater here. Movies start at 8:30pm, and you can arrive as early as 7:30pm.

Wine & Sign

September 27th: 4pm
Barking Goose Bookstore Bar & Cafe, Newburgh

Let’s Wine and Sign at the Barking Goose! A twist on a sip and paint, everyone creates their own hand painted 12×12 pine wood sign.$45/person includes your first drink and all tools you need to created your sign. RESERVE NOW, PAY AT THE DOOR.

Bicycle Sundays

September 27th: 10am – 2pm
Bronx River Reservation
Bike, walk or jog the Bronx River Parkway at Bicycle Sundays.

Mesier Homestead open for private tours

September 29th & 30th: 10:30am – 4pm
Mesier Homestead and Museum, Wappingers Falls

Reserve your socially-distanced, private tour for a group of no more than 4 people from same “household”.One tour per day is offered Tuesday – Friday anytime between 10:30am-4pm. To reserve a tour, please go to our EVENTS/Signature Experience tours page on our website and complete the RSVP registration form with your preferred days and times, and let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to focus on during your visit. 

Illuminance by Daisy Jopling

September 30th: 5pm – 6:45pm
Bannerman Island

Daisy Jopling is an internationally renowned classical/rock violinist and has performed in many of the major Festivals and concert halls throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and at the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.


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Hudson Valley Fall Events in October


If Harvest Festivals are more your speed, then make sure you visit several popular ones.

Fall Leaf on a bench in the park in the Hudson Valley, NY

Annual Woodstock Film Festival

September 30th – October 4th: 9am – 11pm
Greenville Drive-In Outdoor Cinema

The Woodstock Film Festival is still on for 2020! Join us from September 30th – October 4th for an exciting slate of films, shorts, panels, and special events screening online and at area drive-ins.

Scout Appreciation Month

For the month of October: 10am – 9pm
Legoland Discovery Center, Yonkers

From October 1st through October 31st, all scouts will receive FREE admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. Scouts must be in uniform at the box office to receive free admission. Offer is valid for BOTH Girl Scout or Boy Scout members. 

U-Pick Pumpkins & Wagon Rides

Select days in October: 11:30am – 4pm
Soons Orchards, New Hampton

U-Pick Pumpkins is back with a few updates for safety’s sake! Reserve your wagon seat online and then come on out for a nice ride to the fields to find your Great Pumpkin!

Harvest Celebration at Kelder’s Farm

Select days through October 31st: 10am – 6pm
Kelder’s Farm, Kerhonkson

Join Kelder’s Farm for our Fall Harvest Celebration! Fall Harvest will run through October 31th. We will be offering Pumpkin picking and other Fall Farm Traditions!Dates: Starting Saturday, September 21st through October 31th
Hours: 10 am- 6 pmTickets will be LIMITED to allow for Covid-19 Social Distancing. So, reserve your spot today!

Open Barn Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays in October: 11am – 1pm
Stony Kill Farm, Wappingers Falls

If you would like to visit our livestock, please register for a time slot. We ask that all visitors arrive on time and anyone age 3 and over must wear masks in the barn.

Mount Gulian Outdoor Tours

Fridays & Saturdays through October 31st: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon

Mount Gulian opens for Outside Tours beginning Friday, September 18 through Saturday, October 31. Tours of the Dutch barn, heritage garden, and historic landscape overlooking the Hudson River will be given Fridays and Saturdays at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children (ages 6-18); free for children under 6 and Mount Gulian members.

Mesier Homestead open for private tours

Tuesday – Friday in October: 10:30am – 4pm
Mesier Homestead and Museum, Wappingers Falls

Reserve your socially-distanced, private tour for a group of no more than 4 people from same “household”.One tour per day is offered Tuesday – Friday anytime between 10:30am-4pm. To reserve a tour, please go to our EVENTS/Signature Experience tours page on our website and complete the RSVP registration form with your preferred days and times, and let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to focus on during your visit. 

Farmers Market at The Valley

Wednesdays in October: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Jefferson Valley Mall

Enjoy the Fall season with us at the Farmers Market at The Valley located outside the Jefferson Valley Mall every Wednesday rain or shine from 2:30pm-6:30pm starting on September 16th until November 18th.

Pierson’s Farm Farm Event

Weekends in October: 11am – 6pm
Pierson’s Farm, Middletown

Sunflower maze in beautiful bloom, Corn maze, Kids – mazes,, Petting Zoo And more! At this time, face masks will be required when on lines to purchase, when in store, and when you gather with other than your immediate group. Please follow social distancing protocol. Bring a small hand sanitizer for your own use and peace of mind.

Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop

October 1st: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Philpse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!!

First Thursday Gallery Hop

October 1st: 5:30pm
Yonkers, NY

Come explore the downtown Yonkers art scene and what every gallery has to offer. The galleries and restaurants downtown team up to host a beautiful night filled with great art and food!

Moon Hike

October 1st: 7pm
Chadwick Lake Park, Newburgh

Fee: $5.00 MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED NO WALK-INS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE PARK. Weather Permitting (no rain date). NO PETS. Suggested Ages 8years old & up. Not recommended for first time hikers.
4 ¼ mile Hike starts at the Large Pavilion. All participants must start at the same time.
(Bring a Flashlight or Headlamp – Wear proper attire)

Under the Harvest Moon

October 1st: 7:30pm – 9pm
Teatown Lake Reservation
, Ossining
Take a walk on the wild side under the light of the full moon! The orange glow of the rising Harvest Moon will guide our path, and the sounds of nature in autumn will accompany us. Members: $8 | Non-Members: $8

Drive-In Movie: Men in Black

October 1st: 8:30pm
Palisades Center Mall

Click here to purchase your ticket! Learn more about the drive-in movie theater here. Movies start at 8:30pm, and you can arrive as early as 7:30pm.

First Sunday Nature Walks

October 1st: 8am – 10am
Stony Point Battlefield & Lighthouse

First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. 

Jazz in the Garden at Hopper House

October 1st: 7pm
Edward Hopper House, Nyack

Join us for a socially-distanced evening of music; bring your own chairs, snacks, and wine! Tickets: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members

Drive-In Movie: Finding Nemo

October 1st: 8:00pm
Palisades Center Mall

Click here to purchase your ticket! Learn more about the drive-in movie theater here. Movies start at 8:30pm, and you can arrive as early as 7:30pm.

Illuminance by Daisy Jopling

October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th: 5pm – 6:45pm
Bannerman Island

Daisy Jopling is an internationally renowned classical/rock violinist and has performed in many of the major Festivals and concert halls throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and at the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.

Movies in the Park: Ghostbusters

October 2nd
Geering Park, Fishkill

Park opens at 6:15pm, movie starts at 7:15pm. Buy tickets at fiskillrecreation.com

CMRR Fall Foliage Ride

October 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th: 10am – 4:30pm
Catskill Mountain Railroad Co, West Station, Kingston

Take a spectacular journey along the former Ulster & Delaware Railroad corridor and see the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard Ulster County’s only scenic train.

Drive-In Movie at Bowdoin Park

October 2nd: 6:30pm
Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls

Dutchess County Parks Division will host ANOTHER free, family friendly and socially distant drive-in movie experience on Friday, October 2nd at Bowdoin Park. “Hotel Transylvania” will begin at 6:30pm. Vehicle space is limited, and registration is required, visit dutchessny.gov/parksevents.

Nyack Outdoor Shopping and Dining Event

October 2nd, 16th, 30th: 5pm – 10pm
Downtown Nyack

Enjoy outdoor dining, shopping, and live music on the vibrant streets of downtown Nyack every other Friday.

Annual Food Truck & Craft Festival

October 3rd & 4th: 1pm – 6pm
New Hackensack Fire Co, Wappingers Falls, NY

Movies at the Park: Hocus Pocus

October 3rd: 7pm – 10pm
Schlathaus Park, Wappingers Falls

To close out our Summer Movie Series, a Halloween Classic! We’re going to mix this event up and have some fun fall things going on before hand! Stay tuned! Movie Starts at 7:00. Stay tuned for the start time for additional activities.

Scarecrow Build

October 3rd: 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
Pavilion Field at Harbor Island Park

Build your very own scarecrow and decorate pumpkins with your family. Completed scarecrows with name tags will be displayed along “Scarecrow Trail” (Mamaroneck Avenue) throughout the month of October. Register online at https://vomrec.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

Kingston Community Bike Ride

October 3rd: 9am
Kingston Point Beach

Join us October 3rd for a fun filled day of biking. Our 12+ mile ride will lead you on a tour of some of Kingston’s most beautiful parks and murals.

Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing

October 3rd: 10am – 4pm
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing. Watch master blacksmiths hand forge nails, hooks, and more. Learn how blacksmithing played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War effort right here at Fort Montgomery!

Autumn Gifts Concert

October 3rd: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy presents “Autumn Gifts” by ClassicalCafé. With Ilana Davidson, soprano, Marc Molomot, tenor, Jing Li, cello, and Alex Ruvinstein, piano. Join us at 4:30PM on October 3, 2020 in the Walled Garden amphitheater for the music of Handel, Schubert, Previn, Bach, Schumann, and Coward.

Yoga on the Farm

October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th: 9am – 10am
Stony Kill Farm, Wappingers Falls

Step out into nature for Stony Kill Farm’s Fall Yoga sessions. All participants should bring their own mat, water bottle and towel. Registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome! All levels ages 13 and up are welcome! $20 for non-members

Free Open Skate

October 3rd & 4th: 3pm – 5pm
Dodge Road Rink, Pawling

Pre-registration and helmets required. Register at pawlingrec.com

Walktoberfest

October 3rd & 4th
Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park

More than 70 socially-distant local farms, restaurants, distilleries, artisans, shops, and more will be there. Taste the best in Hudson Valley food and drink with $25 tasting tickets. Learn more: igfn.us/e/AN9pBw.

Bicycle Sundays

October 4th: 10am – 2pm
Bronx River Reservation
Bike, walk or jog the Bronx River Parkway at Bicycle Sundays.

Westchester County Militia Garrison Day

October 4th: 10am – 4pm
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

The troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment will conduct military drills, cook their meals and display original examples of items that would have been present at a Revolutionary War garrison.

Sundays in the Park: Terrific Turtles

October 4th: 11am – 12pm
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining

Bring a blanket or a chair and join us under the fall canopy of leaves on the lawn for a program featuring Teatown’s animal ambassadors.

Watercolor Workshop: Paint a Fall Scene

October 7th: 6pm – 7:30pm
Newburgh Free Library

Learn water color techniques from artist Alan Lewis of the Wallkill River School of Art and create a scene with colorful foliage. Alan will show you the basics you need to know to begin understanding how to paint with watercolor and advance your understanding of this medium.Patrons are asked to provide their own supplies.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Reversible Pumpkin/Snowman: Sip and Craft

October 8th: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Magnanini Winery, Wallkill

Reversible Pumpkin/Snowman: Sip and Craft at Magnanini Winery. Includes 1 FREE Glass of Magnanini Wine!!
Come join us for a fun

Dog enjoying the pumpkin patch at Stuart's Farm

Autumn Changes. Change can be good.

October 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, 31st: 10am – 4:30pm
Lasdon Park, Katonah

Built with 300 feet of track, visitors will stroll the winding path inside the Conservatory viewing miniature landscapes with animated characters, all tucked within an array of colorful plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Drive-In at Croton Point Park

October 9th (The Addams Family) & 10th (Goosebumps)
Croton Point Park

With the crisp fall air creeping its way into Westchester County, we’re getting in the Halloween spirit in a socially distanced kind of way with two drive-in movies at Croton Point Park, The Addams Family (PG, 2019) Friday, Oct. 9, and Goosebumps (PG, 2015) on Saturday, Oct. 10

Southern Dutchess Flea Market

October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st: 8am – 4pm
Stormville Airport Antique Show, Stormville

Come out and enjoy a beautiful fall day and shop a variety of vendors. Face masks and social distancing required.

Empanada Festival

October 10th: 1 – 5pm
Farmers Museum, Montgomery

Welcome to the first ever Empanada Festival!To be held at the very spacious Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery NY!

NYS Path Through History: Saw Mill River Heritage Tour

October 10th: 10am
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers

As part of NYS Path through History, join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall on this walking tour of downtown Yonkers. Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States.

Hike with Mike “Savor Your Senses Hike”

October 10th: 9am
Rockefeller State Park Preserve

This walk will be two to three hours in length. You must sign up as attendance is limited to 10 individuals.

Free Open Skate

October 10th & 11th: 3pm – 5pm
Dodge Road Rink, Pawling

Pre-registration and helmets required. Register at pawlingrec.com

Cold Spring History Crawl

October 10th & 11th: 9am 5pm
Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring

Embark on a self-guided tour through the Village of Cold Spring and learn about many of its influential residents and historic places.

The Beauty of Native Plants

October 10th: 10-11am & October 11th: 1pm – 2pm
Museum Village, Monroe

Join Naturalist and Educator, Pam Golben, in the Museum’s Native Pollinator Garden. We will discuss why native plants are crucial to a healthy ecosystem and how to select native plants that will grow well in your yard. See examples of deer and groundhog resistant natives. Learn how to harvest and plant native seeds. Pre-registration required.

Fall Fest

October 10th: 1pm – 5pm & 11th: 12pm – 3pm
Bougie Brews, Yonkers

Fall is Here! So are our fresh new fall-inspired flavors of drinks and pastries! Come out this weekend for free samples, discounts and much more on Saturday, October 10th from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday, October 10th from 12pm to 3pm

Harvest Fair

October 10th, 11th & 12th: 10am – 8pm
Barton Orchards, Poughquag

General Admission is $25.00 per person (children 3 and under are free) and includes access and entry to all of the farm’s activities.

Farm Lane Hike

October 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
Roosevelt Farm Lane, Hyde Park

Meet the Ranger at the kiosk on the Route 9 end of the Farm Lane. The hike will take an hour and conclude at the half way mark with participants encouraged to continue to the East end of the trail at Val-Kill or return to the starting point.

Untermyer Gardens Sunset Tour

October 11th: 5:30pm
Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers

Our 90-minute Sunset Tours are led by Untermyer Gardens Conservancy staff member Jessica Norman. You will visit the Walled Garden and its lower terrace, the Vista, the Temple of Love, and the Rock and Stream Garden. This route includes stairs and uneven terrain suited to sturdy shoes. Strollers are not suited to the terrain. The Sunset Tour is $20.

Harriet Tubman Arrives in Newburgh, NY

October 12th: 5pm – 6:30pm
Newburgh Free Library

Please join us as the statue by award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford arrives at Newburgh Free Library’s front plaza.
Event details (including social distancing guidelines) will be posted here as we get closer to the event. 

The Dark Side of Center Square

October 15th, 17th, 22nd, & 24th
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany

Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Silent Stalker, and uncover the stories previously told only in lost newspapers and hushed whispers. From Legs Diamond to Gallows Hill, find out more about the Dark Side of this historic neighborhood.

Hudson Valley Fair Food Drive-Thru

October 15th, 16th: 4pm – 9pm | October 17th & 18th: 11:30am – 9pm
Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls

We have all your favorite fair food treats in a fun, safe, drive-thru format at the 2020 Hudson Valley Fair Food Drive-Thru at Dutchess Stadium October 15th-18th!
Reserve your VIP Parking Space (and $5 in fair food vouchers). Link in title

Original Flea Outdoor Market

October 17th: 10am – 6pm
Newburgh Vintage Emporium

Join us for ‘Original Flea’, the OUTDOOR market in front of Newburgh Vintage Emporium. Over 40 local makers, vintage & antique dealers, food trucks, and other treasures throughout the parking lot & grounds of our store! (5006 Rt. 9W Newburgh, NY).

Greenburgh Nature Center’s Fundraiser

October 17th: 10am – 4pm
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale

On October 17, you and your family can enjoy socially distanced activities including crafts, apple cidering, animal programs and more on our beautiful grounds. Proceeds from this birthday fundraiser will support the ongoing work of the Nature Center, our dedicated staff and the care of our 100+ animals and grounds.Register now! Limited ticket sales available.

Bite-Sized Fall Fest

October 17th: 10am – 2pm
Ashokan Center, Olivebridge

Join us October 17th from 10-2pm EDT for self-guided nature walks on miles of beautiful #hiking trails, #cider making, #pumpkin painting, live music. Advanced Registration ONLY.

Town of Wappinger Craft Fair

October 17th: 9am – 3pm
Wappinger Town Hall

So, come on out to Town Hall and support some local makers, and do a little advance holiday shopping, too. 

Socially Distanced Peak Foliage Soiree

October 17th: 4:30pm – 7pm
Opus 40, Saugerties

Join us for socially distanced art, music, gourmet food, delicious cocktails and more…and enjoy a wonderful night out with breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountains in peak foliage glory from our meadow.

Hidden History Outdoor Program

October 17th: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany

Learn the history hidden within buildings and historic sites. Join us for an outdoor exploration of the Ten Broeck Mansion and gardens.

Free Open Skate

October 17th & 18th: 3pm – 5pm
Dodge Road Rink, Pawling

Pre-registration and helmets required. Register at pawlingrec.com

Autumn in the Arboretum

October 17th: 10am – 2pm
Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands

Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities including; pumpkin painting, nature crafts, cider belly donuts, story-walk with the Bethlehem Public Library, PHA’s Plant Passport Program, raffles, tours, live music by Ryan Leddick and more!

Native American Living History Program

October 17th: 10:30am – 12pm
Rye History Society, Rye

Algonkian historian Drew Shuptar-Rayvis presents a fascinating outdoor program featuring a fire pit and a black powder musket demonstration, and also explains the significant changes to local Native American culture after meeting colonists. $20 per child, pre-registration requiredhttps://www.ryehistory.org/events-calendar

Emporium Square Artisan Market

October 17th & 18th: 9am – 6pm
Middletown, NY

Our Harvest Festival at Emporium Square Artisan Market. Karaoke with Debbie Major, Scarecrow Contest, and Scavenger Hunt.

Teatown’s Enchanted Forest

October 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st: 12pm – 3pm
Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining

There’s mischief afoot and we need your help – the forest has fallen under a spell and only you can break it! Join us for both trick and treat on a walk through the enchanted forest.

Porch Stories at Elmwood Playhouse

October 23rd & 24th: 7pm
Elmwood Playhouse, Nyack

Porch Stories: True Stories, Told Live from the Elmwood Porch will be an hour of storytelling that lifts up our mission to share the stories from our community that connect our lives. 

Nyack Outdoor Dining & Shopping

October 23rd & 30th: 5pm – 10pm
Main Street & Broadway, Nyack

Masks & Social Distancing Required

Fall into Local Festival

October 24th: 10am – 4pm
Parking lot of Newburgh Vintage Emporium, Newburgh
Fall into Local Festival, a socially distanced event on October 24th to showcase Town of Newburgh businesses!

Last Day of Pine Bush Farmers Market

October 24th: 9am – 1pm
Pine Bush, NY

Juggling performance at 11:00, our annual Pumpkin Patch with goodies for the kids, craft activity for the kids organized by local Girl Scouts, live music and and wonderful local products from our amazing vendors!

Renegades Craft Fair

October 24th: 10am – 5pm
Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls

Join us for our first annual craft fair! The event will take place in our newly updated parking lot! Come support local and regional artisans! Pre-register by heading to hvrenegades.com! Parking is $5.00 per car!

IncrediCon Fall Fest

October 24th: 10am – 4pm
Outdoors at Wappingers Town Hall, Wappingers Falls

Join Incredicon for a free, outdoor, safe and fun fall festival with great local vendors, artists and more! Get your favorite comics, toys, crafts, collectibles and vinyl to add to all of your collections and start your holiday shopping early while supporting local business people!

Story Walk

October 24th: 10:30am
Mountain Top Arboretum, Tannersville

Visit the Arboretum, located at 4 Maude Adams Rd, Tannersville, NY & follow the story! Remember to pick up your FREE craft kit!⁠

Village of Monroe Fall Festival

October 24th: 12pm
Lake Street & Millpond, Monroe

Full day of family fun events. Music, Food and Family Fun!

Pop-up Meet the Animals

October 24th & 25th: 1pm – 2pm
Hudson Highlands Wildlife Education Center
25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson

Swing by the Wildlife Education Center anytime during the 1 o’clock hour (between 1pm and 2pm) to have a chat with a Naturalist and meet one of our Animal Ambassadors! This is a fully outdoor opportunity that takes place in the picnic area of the Wildlife Education Center.

Westchester Craft Crawl

October 24th & 25th: 11am – 5pm
Ossining, NY

Join us October 24 – 25 for the 1st Annual Westchester Craft Crawl, a FREE outdoor tour featuring 28 regional professional craft artists. The Crawl features 7 studio stops between Tarrytown, Ossining and Cortlandt Manor, with each stop hosting 3 – 5 artists working in clay, wood, fiber, metal, jewelry and mixed media.

Garner Fall Art Crawl

October 24th & 25th: 3pm – 8pm
Garner Arts Center, Garenerville

A safe, weekend-long timed-entry visit opportunity, featuring an experiential art trail with outdoor sculptures, installations, music, performance and food set in our historic 14 historic acre complex.

All Night Godzilla Fight

October 23rd, 24th, & 25th: 7:30pm
Hi-Way Drive In, Coxsackie

Come enjoy:
Destroy All Monsters
Godzilla VS Megalon
Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla

PuppyUp! Hudson Valley Dog Walk 2020

October 25th: 11am – 4pm
Whitecliff Vinyard, Gardiner

Join us for the 8th Annual PuppyUp! fun dog walk. We will have vendors, dog agility demonstrations, raffles, and a great expanded K9 demonstration! We will be having a pet adoption opportunity with our featured rescue/shelter, Bleu’s K9 Rescue, where you can go home with your new best friend.

Annual Fall Mudfest

October 25th: 11am – 5pm
Warwick Drive-In Theater

It’s our one and only mud event of the season so bring out those trucks and jeeps for some fun. Mud pit and trails. $20 per person/$10 per spectator and $5 for kids ages 4-11.

Curbside Crafts

October 27th: 6:30pm
Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh

Make a cheerful yarn pumpkin to enhance your Halloween/Fall decor. We have 12 supply kits for pick-up to people who sign up for this program. Just register below with an email and phone number and we will reach out to you to schedule a time for pick-up.

City of Newburgh Drive-In Movies

October 29th: 7pm
Ann Street Parking Lot, Newburgh

Join us October 29 for a showing of Coco!

Dia de Los Muertos

October 31st & November 1st: 12pm – 5pm
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers

Celebrate Día de Muertos at HRM by taking part in our Community Altar, where you are invited to add a paper flower—representing a marigold, or cempasúchil—in honor of your departed loved ones, or place their pictures, on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1.


My Hudson Valley Events Facebook Group is updated daily featuring all the best events and activities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Bookmark it and don’t forget to visit often!

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Hudson Valley Fall Events in November


Autumn is at its peak in the month of November. Fall Festivals and the famous Hudson Valley Restaurant Week all take place in November. And if you love Craft Fairs, then November is the best month of the year to get your fill.

Make sure to get a piece of paper, write down some or all of these activities and get out and enjoy November in the Hudson Valley.

Food Truck Fridays

Fridays in November: 11am – 3pm
Monroe Town Hall
They will host a different food truck every Friday.

Shaker Holiday Market

Until December 19th
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 11am – 5pm
Sundays: 12pm – 5pm
25 Meeting House Road, Albany

Our traditional Holiday Fair promotes the holiday spirit with regional artisans featuring handmade pottery, jewelry, fiber, artisan foods and much more!

Healthcare Professional Appreciation Month

During November: 10am – 9pm
Legoland Discovery Center, Yonkers

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is celebrating healthcare professionals during the month of November by offering free admission by showing a valid hospital/employee ID badge beginning Nov. 1 through Nov. 31. 

Farmers Market at The Valley

Wednesdays until November 18th: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Jefferson Valley Mall

Enjoy the Fall season with us at the Farmers Market at The Valley located outside the Jefferson Valley Mall every Wednesday rain or shine from 2:30pm-6:30pm starting on September 16th until November 18th.

Autumn Changes. Change can be good.

November 1st: 10am – 4:30pm
Lasdon Park, Katonah

Built with 300 feet of track, visitors will stroll the winding path inside the Conservatory viewing miniature landscapes with animated characters, all tucked within an array of colorful plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Mac & Cheese Festival

November 1st: 1pm – 5pm
Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville

It’s our 5th year anniversary and we’re going Big!Come join us at America’s Oldest Winery as we tease you with 20 plus of the best Mac + Cheese makers in NY and 45 plus flavors Do Battle for Bragging & Trophy rights to the Best Mac in the land!

First Sunday Nature Walks

November 1st: 8am – 10am
Stony Point Battlefield & Lighthouse

First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. 

Harvest Hunt

November 1st: 10:30am – 5pm
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie

As the leaves change color, search the nooks and crannies of the Locust Grove grounds to find 20 decorated pumpkins! We’ll supply a map and instructions to their hidden locations, you should bring your imagination (costumes are a plus!). Kids under 4 are free, tickets ($10) required for everyone else. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Albany Lantern Pararde

November 1st – 8th: 5pm – 8pm
Throughout Albany

Instead of the usual Washington Park Lantern Parade this year, we are inviting residents and business-owners of Albany and surrounding areas to create and display lanterns in their windows during the first week of November.

Mesier Homestead open for private tours

November 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mesier Homestaed and Museum, Wappingers Falls

Reserve your socially-distanced, private tour for a group of no more than 4 people from same “household”.One tour per day is offered Tuesday – Friday anytime between 10:30am-3:30pm. To reserve a tour, please go to our EVENTS/Signature Experience tours page on our website and complete the RSVP registration form with your preferred days and times, and let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to focus on during your visit.

Downtown Yonkers Gallery Hop

November 5th: 5:30pm
Philpse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers

Stop by each of the 4 major downtown galleries: Blue Door Art Center, Warburton Galerie, Philipse Manor Hall and the Riverfront Library, the first Thursday of each month to view new and exciting exhibits of arts and culture! Attendees receive a discount for their meal that night at local downtown restaurants!!

First Thursday Gallery Hop

November 5th: 5:30pm
Yonkers, NY

Come explore the downtown Yonkers art scene and what every gallery has to offer. The galleries and restaurants downtown team up to host a beautiful night filled with great art and food!

Make you own candle: Sip & Craft at Magnanini Winery

November 5th: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Magnanini Winery, Wallkill

Make your own Candle featuring Soylicious Candles!!! Includes 1 FREE Glass of Magnanini wine!!
Come join us for a fun night out while enjoying Magnanini wines and uncork your inner artist!!!
We will supply all of the necessary materials. We will be making a 12oz candle in Soylicious signature glass jar. You may choose from 3 different seasonal scents: “CHRISTMAS TREE”, “HARVEST BERRY” or “SUGAR COOKIE”, and you can make it any color you would like to match your decor.

Warwick Valley Rotary $5 Movie Night

November 6th: 6pm
Warwick Drive-In Theater

It’s the last movie of the Year! Join your friends at the Warwick Drive-In for a $5 movie-and it includes a small popcorn and soda. All proceeds from the night support The Frank Seeber Scholarship Fund. Tickets available at warwickvalleyrotary.org 

New Hours at Washington Headquarters State Historic Site

Starting November 6th
Washington Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh

Beginning Friday, November 6th, the site’s Fall/Winter hours will be in effect, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am until 3pm by reservation.

Movie in the Park

November 6th: 5pm
Tymor Park, Lagrangeville

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – Movie starts at 6pmBring a chair or blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars watching a movie on the big screen at our bandstand in Tymor Park.Enjoy DELICIOUS food by Las 3 Americas Food Truck & YUMMY frozen desserts from The Caboose on the Loose Food Truck. Park & Food Trucks will be open at 5pm. FREE ADMISSION. Registration required at www.unionvalerec.com

Town of Crawford First Fridays

November 6th: 4-7pm
Town of Crawford

Proud to serve communities of Pine Bush, Bullville, Searsville, Thompson Ridge, as well as outer lying areas of Montgomery & Wallkill! Arts, Crafts, Music & Food.

Nyack Outdoor Dining & Shopping

November 6th: 5 – 10pm
Broadway & Main Streets, Nyack

Nyack continues its Safe Haven outdoor shopping and dining events on Friday, November 6 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Warm weather is in the forecast


Holiday Market

November 7th: 10am – 3pm
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale

This outdoor arts & crafts market will feature local vendors and artists from the Westchester community as well as a sustainable thrift shop sale. Come get into the spirit of the season while browsing unique wares and enjoying tasty seasonal beverages.

Winter Prep Pollinator Walk & Workshop

November 7th: 1pm – 2:30pm
Olana State Historic Site

Explore Olana’s artist-designed landscape through the perspective of pollinators! Learn about how honeybees and humans can prepare for the winter through a guided outdoor walk and workshop. 

Stormville Flea Market 2020 Finale

November 7th: 8am-4pm
Stormville Airport

Come shop 150 vendors and support small businesses selling antiques, new merchandise, arts and crafts and specialty foods. Santa says the weather is going to be spectacular! Face masks and social distancing required.

Last Weekend – Bannerman Island Tours

November 7th & 8th
Bannerman Island

If you’ve been wanting to visit the Island this year, this is your last chance! The weather is expected to be gorgeous this weekend, and we have tours departing from the riverfront in Beacon, New York at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Yorktown’s Fall Farm Weekend

November 7th & 8th: 10am – 4pm
White Oak Farm, Yorktown Heights

Our Sugarhouse store will reopen to the public this weekend, November 7th and 8th 10:00-4:00 featuring our delicious maple and honey products. Hope to see you all this weekend.

Dog Daze Festival

November 7th & 8th
DuBois Farms, Highland

Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend on the farm! We have lots and lots of pumpkins to choose from for your fall decorating and several varieties of pre-picked apples available as well. We’ll still be offering a great variety of farm products, fresh baked goods including pies, apple dumplings, and apple cider donuts, and lunch and drinks at the barbeque and Tavern. Enjoy visiting the animals and playing in Tiny Town with the kids! Dog lovers are welcome to bring their four-legged friends to the farm this weekend!

Wine & Chocolate Tasting

November 8th: 11am – 5pm
Whitecliff Vineyard, Gardiner

Featuring a delicious assortment of raw vegan chocolates paired with vegan wines from the vineyard.

Outdoor Harvest Fair

November 8th: 9am – 1pm
Haverstraw Village Hall

Support and shop local businesses displaying arts & crafts, jewelry, furniture, food, clothing, soaps, holiday gifts and more. *Face masks required and social distancing must be maintained.

Annual Jimmy Holbert Memorial Tractor Pull

November 8th: 9am
Orange County Farmers Museum

Join us this Sunday for the last tractor pull of the season…

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

November 9th – 22nd
Check Website for participating restaurants
The most exciting event in November. Participating restaurants offer special menus for lunch and/or dinner.

Town of Wawayanda Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11th: 11am – 12pm
Shannen Park, Wawayanda

Please join us for our Annual Veterans Day Ceremony @ 11AM in Shannen Park. Refreshments will be served in the Senior Center following the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Cupcakes, Crafts & Christmas Trees

November 14th: 11am – 4pm
Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, Clintondale

COVID friendly FREE event with prepackaged cupcakes, treats and food, homemade crafts, and Christmas Trees and MORE! please register using the link below
https://forms.gle/UNcehiqmVK19iHht5

Fall Vendor Event

November 14th: 10am – 4pm
Hoeffner Farms, Montgomery

 Get some of your holiday shopping done! We will have 30 different vendors as well as a food truck from Kay & Kay Catering featuring their Carribean-American menu.

A Christmas Carol

November 19th – December 20th
Thursdays – Sundays: 7pm
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

This will be a DRIVE-IN LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE!  Come rain, snow or shine, park your heated car and watch live theatre through your windshield into this wonderland!

Holiday Pottery Show & Sale

November 20th – 29th: 10am – 5pm
Garrison Art Center

We are looking forward to this joyful annual tradition. More information will follow on safe scheduled shopping, special offerings, and works to be raffled.

Harvest Home Weekend

November 27th, 28th & 29th
Ashokan Center, Olivebridge
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason welcome YOU for a Thanksgiving Weekend musical workshop to learn the songs from their 1999 release. In-person attendance is limited

HV Art Market

November 27th, 28th, & 29th: 10am
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie

This year the long honored tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends is alive and well in the Hudson Valley. People of all ages can start their holiday shopping, sharing the joy and gratitude of the season with their loved ones.

Saturday Family Movie

November 28th: 3pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers

The fall series of Saturday Family Movie continues with (TBD)!! Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and refreshments. Each movie will take place at 3pm inside the Gothic Chamber of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.

Dutchess Community College Craft Fair

November 28th & 29th: 10am – 4pm
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie

A great craft fair with a large variety of artists


Lyndhurst Mansion is host to many wonderful Hudson Valley Events all year long

No matter what you choose to do in Fall, make sure you go out and enjoy some of these wonderful events. You will see, firsthand, the incredible sense of community and Hudson Valley pride that is showcased through and through.

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ATTENDING ANY OF THESE EVENTS:
> Many of these events and festivals require a ticket for admission.

> Popular events, like the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, typically sell out quickly

> Many of these events are rain or shine, although some do offer rain dates.

> Check each site for updated information.

My Hudson Valley Events Facebook Group is updated daily featuring all the best events and activities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Bookmark it and don’t forget to visit often!

My Facebook Group all about Hudson Valley Events is the best place to be.

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