Events

Fresh vegetables at the local farmers market in the Hudson Valley

79+ Popular Hudson Valley Farmers Markets You Should Know About

Hudson Valley Farmers Markets are an important part of our region. Did you know that you don’t have to drive far to buy farm-fresh produce and freshly made products? With so many farms in the region, it’s no wonder that almost every city and town hosts their own Hudson Valley farmers Market. If you grew …

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Easter Egg Hunt Events in the Hudson Valley

Easter Egg Hunt Events in the Hudson Valley: Have a Hopping Good time!

UPDATED: 3/31/2021 Traveling down the road to Mount Gulian on a chilly Spring Day made me wish that my children were younger so they could experience all the Easter Egg Hunt Events in the Hudson Valley. In 2019, I had the honor of attending the Children’s Spring Tea & Egg Hunt at Mount Gulian in …

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Huson Valley Holiday Events

35+ Hudson Valley Holiday Events & Light Displays | Nov & Dec 2020

For locals and tourists alike, the Hudson Valley is an amazing place to visit during the month of December. December is a magical time of year anywhere in the world, but Hudson Valley Holiday Events are the best around! Each and every city, town and even down to the smallest hamlet gets dressed up in their …

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The dragon from the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Westchester County, NY

The Great Pumpkin Blaze/The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, is the Tri-State Area’s Biggest Fall Event. Also known as “The Hudson Valley Blaze” or “The Great Pumpkin Blaze”, this event is first-rate and is only found in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island. Would you believe that there are more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns …

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People sitting and enjoying wine at Benmarl Winery

Benmarl Winery: Amazing Views & Even Better Wine | Ulster County NY

After following a recommendation from a family member, I decided my first visit to a winery would be to Benmarl Winery, in Marlboro, NY. Growing up in the Bronx, I naively thought that New York was only about apples and picking apples. We would take the drive up North and go apple picking almost every …

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New York Renaissance Faire Events and Theme Weekends

New York Renaissance Faire Events: How to Have the Best Day Ever!

Ever dream of being a pirate or time travel? You can do all that during the New York Renaissance Faire Events Weekends that take place during the season. The Wonder and the Magic of the Annual New York Renaissance Faire only comes around once a year. One may say that this yearly festival is only …

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Wing Wars vs Wing Fest: The Battle of the Best Hudson Valley Chicken Wings

January and Hudson Valley Chicken Wing Contests go hand in hand and have become a Mid-Hudson Valley Tradition. People around these parts are very excited about their chicken wings and buy tickets to attend the Hudson Valley Wing Fest and Hudson Valley Wing Wars each and every year. These are popular events and there’s good …

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Ride at a local fair in the Hudson Valley NY

Dutchess County Fair: Why Everyone Should Go to this Fair, At Least Once

As Summer rolls around, residents of the Hudson Valley begin to get excited about the the many Festivals and County Fairs that take place. Each county has its own County Fair on their Fairgrounds and there are also an array of smaller fairs that take place all around the Hudson Valley. We’ve visited many Fairs …

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Newburgh Illuminated Festival

8 Must-Do’s at Newburgh Illuminated Festival

Are you looking for a free community-based festival that offers something for everyone to enjoy? Newburgh Illuminated Festival is a wonderful yearly event. The festival showcases the Best of Newburgh and the Hudson Valley. This year’s June 3rd event was their 5th annual and it is still going strong. There is such a wonderful sense …

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