Fall & Winter EventsStaff | April 15, 2016 | Comment
SEPTEMBER 20-OCTOBER 4
Woodstock Film Festival
Filmmakers and moviegoers gather in this town infused with a spirit of creativity to engage in panel discussions on the cutting-edge, independent productions featured.
(845) 679-4265 Woodstockfilmfestival.com.
Haunted Huguenot Street
Costumed experts lead tours of historic homes, telling macabre stories of the founders of New Paltz and paranormal legends taken directly out of period diaries.
(845) 255-1889 Huguenotstreet.org
Celebrate the autumn harvest every weekend in October with authentic German and German-American live entertainment, food vendors, and crafts for the kids at Hunter Mountain.
(518) 263-4223 Huntermtn.com.
Starry Starry Night
An enchanted evening with fireworks over the water catered by Main Course and Millbrook Winery, for Walkway Over the Hudson’s Annual Benefit Celebration.
(845) 454-9649 Walkway.org
OCTOBER 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Headless Horseman Hayrides
Get scared silly by gory ghouls and wicked villains at HauntWorld Magazine’s #1 Scream Park and Hayride in America, located in Ulster Park.
(845) 339-2666 Headlesshorseman.com
OCTOBER 2-4, 9-12, 15-18, 21-31
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
More than 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins are illuminated (even on the ceiling!) for this scintillating walk-through experience at an 18th-century riverside landscape in Croton-on-Hudson.
(914) 366-6900 Hudsonvalley.org
Ahimsa Yoga Festival
Find your breath and explore traditional and emerging yoga styles with acclaimed instructors against a soundscape of international artists at Windham Mountain.
Helping give artists more access to health care by connecting them directly with a consortium of providers, this celebration of art and music fosters community.
Belleayre Annual Fall Festival & Crafts Fair
Local arts and crafts vendors, a garage/antique sale, live music, a sky ride, fishing, a bounce house, and more at Overlook Lodge in Highmount.
(845) 254-5600, Belleayre.com
Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival
Join us for our annual celebration of agriculture, ecology, education, and place! Enjoy delicious, organic, local foods, on going activities and live music while visiting local vendors and more! 327 County Route 21C, Ghent
(518) 672-4465, Hawthornevalleyassociation.org
The Seventh Annual Woodstock Invitational
Luthiers Showcase Instrument builders, players, collectors, and aficionados gather at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage to see, hear, play, and buy hand-crafted string instruments.
291 & 293 Tinker Street Woodstockinvitational.com.
Presented by Luminary Media and Output Agency, ChronoWeen is an evening of horror, blood, and dancing! Party with the Hudson Valley’s weirdest and wildest bunch featuring live music, DJ’s, and more all in the spooky back theater of BSP Kingston, costume contest, haunted house, tarot fair, and more! Tickets on sale via eventbrite.
NOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 27
The Polar Express in Kingston
Relive the classic Christmas film and journey to the North Pole on this magical train ride where hot chocolate is served as the movie’s characters come to life.
Kingston Plaza. Catskillmtrailroad.com
Rosendale International Pickle Festival
Cucumbers, beets, herring—what these foods have in common is that they’re all better immersed in vinegar. Featured are countless pickled products and dishes, as well as pickle-inspired clothing and jewelry.
Rosendale Community Center, Facebook.com
Basilica Farm + Flea
Farmers, vintage collectors, and local craftsmen fill 17,000 square feet of industrial interior space at this alternative to Black Friday. 518 -822-1050.
Basilica Hudson, Basilicafarmandflea.com
Sinterklaas Festival Day
Children transform into kings and queens at this revitalization of an old Dutch tradition. The festival offers town-wide parades, a crowns and branches workshops, and plenty of Dutch treats.
Winter Walk on Warren Street
The mile-long Warren Street sparkles with Christmas lights and lively decorations as reindeer, horse-drawn wagons, carolers, and the Clauses stroll down it.
Warren Street, Hudson, Hudsonoperahouse.org
Ladies Day Wednesday
Mothers, daughters, grandmothers—if you’re a lady, this event’s for you. Every Wednesday, starting on December 17, get an all-area lift ticket, equipment rental, group lesson, and lunch voucher for $66. Ages 13 and up.
Hunter Mountain, Huntermtn.com
Uptown Kingston’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Vaudeville comes to Kingston to celebrate the new year. Jazz, swing, prohibition-style drinks, burlesque, and an old-fashioned ball-drop bring in 2016.
Wall Street and North Front Street, Kingston, Bspkingston.com
Wine and Dine for the Arts
Local Albany chef’s show off their chops at this three-day festival that benefits the not-for-profit arts community in Albany. Pair innovative dishes with a glass of fine wine and take part in one of the many cooking demonstrations.
Hotel Albany, Albanywinefest.com