Fall In & Around the Hudson Valley

Welcome to October in the beautiful Hudson Valley and beautiful it is!  The hills and valleys come alive with color in late September and October.  Fall in the Hudson Valleys is both breath taking and invigorating!  Apple season is upon us and the fall foliage is everywhere as families, couples and people from cities and suburbs visit the valley to take it all in.

Dozens of The Hudson Valley has many many established farms that welcome visitors year after year to come and pick their own apples and pumpkins in the crisp fall air. Of course you can’t leave one of these “wonderful” stands without also picking up some fall flowers, Indian corn and yes, the best part for me and my honey, fresh baked pies and apple cider donuts!

I’ve put together a small listing of some of the apple festivals, orchards, farm stands and more that you may consider as you plan your drives into the valley this Fall.


Sunday, Oct. 3rdThe Warwick Apple Festival, 10 am – 5 pm Warwick, NY

Sat. Oct. 2nd = Capital District Apple Festival and Craft Fair at Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY –Seventeenth annual family fall festival. Haunted house, pony rides, kids’ activities, wine tasting, farmers market, entertainment and more.

Sat. Oct. 2nd = The 21th Annual Huguenot Street Apple Festival & Craft Fair! Huguenot Street New Paltz NY – This street wide festival features everything apple….great food, live entertainment, quality craft vendors, children’s activities and best of all, homemade apple pies, fritters, candied apples, cider & more.

Sat. Oct. 2nd – 10:00am-3:00pm rain or shine — APPLE FESTIVALRhinebeck Reformed Church 6368 Mill Street/Rt. 9 Rhinebeck, NY – Fresh Apple Pies made from local apples for sale, bake table, crafts, and gently used items for sale. Lunch is available from 11:30 until 2. Rain or shine

Sat. Oct. 2nd & Sun Oct. 3rdCrafts at RhinebeckDutchess County FairgroundsRhinebeck NY

Sat., Oct. 2ndThe Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Festival Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton, NY –  lots of; fun, live music, a taste of the local cuisines, artists, crafts, demos, farmers market, wine tasting, + plus a special musical performances, cider and apple desserts. There is no admission fee for this event

Oct. 2nd & 3rd & 9th & & 10thOktoberfest Hunter Mountain, NY – October is the time of the harvest, and in the old country, after the harvest is in, it’s time for celebration. Join us in celebrating Oktoberfest, in the finest old-world tradition – Free Admission

Sat. Oct. 2nd Capital Region Vegetarian Expo 10:00AM-5:00PM Empire State Plaza (Directions) Encouraging compassionate lifestyles

  • Free Admission ($5 donation suggested)
  • Free off-street parking available

Oct. 17th Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival – Beacon Waterfront noon to 5:00pm

Oct. 1ST – 3RD Oct. 9TH -11TH Oct. 16TH & 17TH Country Charm Farm 201 DuBois Road New Paltz, NY   (845) 255-4321        Fall Harvest Festival – Visit this family farm, take a wagon in the fields to pick your own pumpkins, ride the scenic hayride, see over 40 life-size scarecrows, find your way through the corn maze, and browse in the giant barn sale.
$3 per adult and $1 for ages 10 & under – (includes unlimited hayrides and corn maze admission) — No admission charged on Fri, Oct. 2, Barn Sale Day
Oct. 16th & 17thNYS Sheep and WoolDutchess County Fair Grounds

Saturday 9AM-6PM Sunday 10AM-5PM

Fall Foliage Guide – If you visit any of the orchards/farms or festivals mentioned please share your thoughts & pictures, I’d love to hear from you – leave me a comment below.

As always, I wish you days filled with happiness and “wonder” – take the time to “wonder” what it is that made you smile today!

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