Upcoming Events

There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley. Views, Art, Culture, Outdoors, Recreation, Entertainment, History, Dining, Shopping and more. Each month we’ll give you new ideas for how you can explore and take advantage of all the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Albany County

Halloween & Haunted Events: Various dates throughout October: Halloween in the Capital Region is more than just trick-or-treating! It might be the colorful leaves that surround our city, the fresh apples picked from our neighboring orchards, or the knowledge that winter will soon be approaching that makes us so excited about the season. Check out some of the fun, family-friendly activities that take place in Albany in October! more>

Capital Holiday Lights: November 25, 2016 – January 3, 2017: The 20th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights in the Park welcomes one and all to “Christmas in Albany.” Presented by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the people of the City of Albany and Albany PAL, this years show depicts holiday scenes of yesteryear and many new & exciting lighting displays. more>

Columbia County

FilmColumbia FestivalOctober 25-30:  Six day Film Festival screening over seventy major studio and independent features, award winning foreign films, documentaries, animation and meet-the-filmmaker events in Chatham and Hudson. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham and various locations in Hudson.  518-392-3459 more>

Basilica Farm + Flea “Holiday Market” – November 25-27: In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange, the marketplace consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Visitors can shop, hear music, and eat locally sourced farm-fresh foods. Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson. more>

Dutchess County

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival Returns to the Fairgrounds. Oct. 15 &16: Start your holiday shopping early; see who the talented vendors and exhibitors are! Be inspired by many demos, hear authors talk & sign your book. Shop for crafts, watch a fashion show & eat your favorite food while enjoying entertainment. Are you a knitter? Learn a new skill at 30 workshops. You be the judge of friendly competitions in knitting, crocheting, hand spinning, & wool combing. Kids love watching the Mad Science Show, The Herding Dog and Canine Frisbee demos, and the Leaping Llama Contest. more>

Half Moon Theatre 10th Anniversary Celebration. Oct.22. Join Half Moon Theatre for a night of stellar Broadway entertainment and exceptional farm-to-table cuisine as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary Season. Theirr event features two-time Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes, Broadway’s “Cinderella,” and is hosted by Seth Rudetsky, “The Mayor of Broadway” and beloved Sirius XM host. 7pm. more>

Greene County

2016 Thomas Cole Exhibition: The Artist as an Architect:  May 1- October 30: In celebration of the recreation of Thomas Cole’s self-designed Italianate studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the exhibition and the accompanying book focus on Cole’s architectural interests through architectural elements in his paintings and drawings as well as in both his realized and visionary projects, expanding our understanding of the breadth of his talents and interests. more>

Hunter Mountain Oktoberfests: September 24-25, October 1-2, 8-9 & 15-16: Our FREE Oktoberfest, 4 weekends long, features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage.  Our modern celebration of the harvest features numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Hours for all four weekends are 11am to 6:15pm, rain or shine.  more>

Orange County

Wright Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival: October Weekends: Celebrate fun and old-fashioned harvest traditions on a working farm. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” corn maze, corn box, pedal carts, cow train, barnyard, pony rides,  s’mores around the campfire and more!   Sat/Sun 10am-7pm. Flashlight Nights in the corn maze on  Fridays 4-7pm   more>

Football at West Point:  Nov 5th:  Why  watch TV when you can enjoy live football at one of the most beautiful stadiums anywhere? Cheer on the Army Black Knights and the Air Force Falcons as they vie for victory. Experience the special game day traditions, pageantry and spirit celebrated at the United States Military Academy’s Michie Stadium. 12-3pm  more> 

Putnam County

Arts on the Lake Art Supply Tag Sale: October 22nd: Stop by Arts on the Lake, sitting on the beautiful shore of Lake Carmel for an end of season artist tag sale! Stop by and see if any fellow artist is looking to unload supplies that you need.  more>

Gravedigger’s Tale at Boscobel: October 26th-31st: Join the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival as they bring this spooky tale to life in the grand entry hall of the Boscobel Mansion. Get your tickets now, just in time for Halloween. more>

Rensselaer County 

Taste of Troy Tour, downtown Troy: October 15 & 29: Before the cold weather sets in and the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market moves inside,learn about Troy historic past and creative, delicious present – on an easy, three hour walking tour with five tasting stops and one historic stop. The tour will leave you pleasantly full, with a new perspective on Troy and right in the amazing Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market with time to shop. Tickets must be booked in advance, more>

Mysteries & Mayhem Tour, downtown Troy:   October 28: Old Troy Stories presents a guided tour of Downtown Troy exposing her Mysteries and Mayhem. Tours provided jointly by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway and the Rensselaer County Historical Society in conjunction with the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District’s Troy Night Out.  There will be two tours, 5:30pm and 8:00pm departing from 251 River Street, Troy, NY.  Get your tickets early as these tours tend to fill up fast. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors.   more>

Rockland County

Rockland Boulders “Field of Screamz:” October 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29: Rockland Boulders presents “Field of Screamz,” the scariest haunted house in the Hudson Valley area. Admission: $12 per person.  more>

Taste of Haverstraw Food Crawl: October 16: A food crawl or food sampling guided walking tour of Haverstraw featuring over 15 participating restaurants with live outdoor music. Celebrate the diverse cuisine of downtown Haverstraw. 2 pm – 6 pm. $3 – $6 per plate. Rain date: Oct. 23. more>

Ulster County

Sippin’ Creative: October 30 and November 13: Sunflower Art Studios presents two sip and paint events at Tuthill House Restaurant. Weather permitting, it will be outdoors on the beautiful lawn. Wine and spirits from Tuthilltown Distillery will be served. Tickets $35 per person and include supplies, guided painting and tastings. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuthilltown, 14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner, N.Y. For additional information, call 845-419-5219 or visit website:  more>

Rosendale International Pickle Festival: November 20:  Cultures of many countries are represented with food and music. Vendors offer a variety of wares. Contests, prizes and plenty of pickles. Accessible. ATM available. Always Sunday before Thanksgiving. Trailways bus stop directly across the street from the festival. More information: more>

Westchester County

Winter Wonderland: Nov 25 – Jan 2 2017:  Make Happy & Merry and enjoy the tastes of the season including The Santa Experience and more  more> 

The Great  Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Oct – Nov 26:  7,000 illuminated jack-o’lanterns, all designed and individually hand carded on site wander along our main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the new Pumpkin Zee bridge.  Gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and gasp at the sight of a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River and more.   more>