Labor Day has passed, and school has officially started in the Hudson Valley. With everyone back in town, Westchester and the Hudson Valley are jam packed with festivals and events this weekend!
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Things to Do in Westchester and Rockland County September 11-13, 2015
Street fairs and carnivals are a plenty this weekend in the Lower Hudson Valley. One of the longest running one would be the Yorktown Grange Fair, Thursday September 10 - Sunday September 13, the only true Country Fair in Westchester County that started in 1923. The theme of the fair this year is "A Taste of the Farm". There will be live music, carnival rides, lots of food and drink tastings, and more.
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at New Rochelle will hold their annual Greek Festival from September 10-13, 2015. There will be rides and games, a flea market, live music, Greek food, and more.
On Saturday, September 12, the Yonkers River Fest will take place on the river front. The festival includes live music, carnival games, arts and crafts, international food vendors, classic cars, street performers, and more! The 10th annual Cortlandt Family Fun Day will be held next to the Rec Center between 2pm-8pm, followed by fireworks. The Paramount Theater in Peekskill will host a free End of Summer Music Festival at noon. There will be an Oktoberfest Bier Garten in front of the theater, along with local food and craft vendors, and of course great local music.
On Sunday, September 13, the Third Annual New Rochelle Street Fair will take place on Main Street, between North and Centre Avenues, from 11am-5pm. You will find the Hastings Flea Market from 10am-4pm. Across the river, the SeptemberFest, Nyack Street Fest, will be held from 10am-5pm.
The Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will start this weekend, and run until October at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Center. The Bicycle Sundays along the Bronx River Parkway will also resume this Sunday from 10am-2pm, and will take place throughout the Sundays in September.
It is National Grandparents Day on Saturday, September 12. Several museums in the area are having special events to celebrate our grandparents. Check out the activities at the Greenburgh Nature Center, Lego Discovery Center, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Wright Farm.
Things to Do in Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess County September 11-13, 2015
The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival will take place on September 12-13, at the Dutchess Fair Grounds at Rhinebeck. There will be lots of wine, beer, and food tasting! The Hudson Valley Hoptember Harvest Fest will be on September 12, where you can meet Hudson Valley brewers, distillers, and farmers and enjoy tastings of local beers, foods, and live music.
Germania of Poughkeepsie will host its Oktoberfest festivities this weekend, September 11-13 2015. The Town of Pleasant Valley will celebrate Pleasant Valley Weekend also from September 11-13. It will include rides and games, parades, classic cars, fireworks, and more. The Town of Wappinger Community Day will be on September 12 from 1pm, and ends with fireworks at dusk.
On Saturday, September 12, it is General Montgomery Day at the quaint Village of Montgomery. Over 30,000 attendees are expected. There will be a parade, Soap Box Derby, night time fireworks, and more. The Village of Monroe Community Day will be held from 10am-5pm. The Museum Village will hold its Latino Festival all day, starting with a Color 5k Run in the morning.
In Ulster County, many towns are celebrating their community this weekend. Gardiner Day is this Saturday, September 12 from 11am-4:30pm. It will feature many vendors, live music, pony and hay rides, disc golf, and much more. Town of Olive Day will be on Saturday, September 12 at Davis Park in West Shokan. The 4th annual Friends of Kerhonkson Day is on September from 9am-3pm. There will be a 5k race, rubber duck ramble, and over 60 vendors. The New Paltz Family Fun Day will be held at Hurd's Farm.