National Geographic Traveler has proclaimed the region as ONE OF THE TOP 20 DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD for 2013. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters. Start planning your visit today!
Columbia County Fair ~ Chatham Fairgrounds
Fun and excitement for the whole family! This year’s fair features culinary contests, including The Bounty Cooking Contest - Columbia County Fair Cupcake War 2016 sponsored by Ginsberg’s Food and hosted by Nancy Fuller of Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules, entertainment including country music super group Lonestar, the famous demolition derbies, a scarecrow contest, monster tractor pull, and so much more.
August 31 - September 5
Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival ~ Rhinebeck Fairgrounds
Sample and taste wines from all over NYS!!
Wine, craft beer & food tastings, vendors & entertainment.
Apple and Wine Festival ~ Altamont Fairgrounds
Enjoy wine tastings featuring Major New York State Wineries as well as lectures by industry professionals and cooking demonstrations. Bring the family along for a day filled with fun that includes a Haunted house, face painting, pumpkin painting, clowns, bounces & slides, rock wall, kids-on-the-go fitness center, pony rides and so much more.
Haverstraw RiverArts Festival ~ Emeline Park, Haverstraw
Live bands, local artists and sculptors creating works, crafts and food vendors along the Hudson River. September 17
Summer in the Hudson Valley is Relaxed & Easy!
Discover the Hudson Valley when you visit more than 80 wine and craft beverage producers across the region of majestic landscapes and river views. On both sides of the river stretching 150 miles from the tip of Manhattan north to Albany, you’ll wind through charming villages, historic sites, farm to fork restaurants, and stunning state parks. Plan your trip today. Download the Hudson Valley Wine and Craft Beverage Map.