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The 2014 Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck The 2014 Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck

The Dutchess County Fairgrounds will be the place to be on Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 as the pages of Country Living Magazine come to life. There will be diverse shopping opportunities, antique appraisals, and plenty of interesting seminars and demonstrations on food, gardening, fashion, antiques and home décor. You’ll have the chance to meet the editors of the popular magazine. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how to create the beauty of the Hudson Valley within your own home!

Free Lawn Concerts

Staatsburgh State Historic SiteMusic In The Parks - Free Lawn Concerts

Between June and August, come enjoy Music In The Parks, at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

These concerts are free and held on the lawns of each site every Wednesday evening.

Summer nights are the perfect opportunity to grab a blanket, make a picnic, and enjoy a concert in the park. Many of the towns and villages in Dutchess County offer free concerts in their local parks. These concerts are great for children and pets. Find one near you!

Town of Hyde Park  -   Hyde Park’s Music in the Parks are Wednesday nights at 7pm. The shows alternate between Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Staatsburgh State Historic Site.
Vanderbilt Mansion: 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd  Hyde Park, NY 12538
Staatsburgh: 75 Mills Mansion 6 Rd Staatsburg, NY 12580

Town of Poughkeepsie -  The Town of Poughkeepsie’s free concerts are at Greenvale Park on Tuesdays in July, starting the 8th, at 7pm. There is additional concert on August 19th featuring American Idol finalist Tim Urban!
Greenvale Park: 2260 New Hackensack Road (Route 376)  Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Town of Pleasant Valley  -  Enjoy the music at the historic Mill Site & Memorial Park on the third Thursday each month this summer, plus one extra on July 24th!
Mill Site & Memorial Park: Route 44 Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Town of Pawling - Pawling’s Summer Music Festival concerts are Saturday evenings. There are four concerts (June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 16.) All four concerts are at 6pm at Lakeside Park!  Lakeside Park: 2 Lakeside Drive Pawling, NY 12564

Village of Millbrook - The Millbrook Arts Groups host summer concerts on Saturdays (June 28, July 19, Aug 2, Aug 16, Aug 30, and Sept 7.) All concerts will be at 7pm at the Bandshell, except the September 7 concert, which will be on the Milbrook Village green.  Bandshell: 3327 Franklin Avenue  Millbrook, NY 12545  Village Green: Intersection of Front St and Washington Ave

Town of Fishkill - Fishkill’s concerts are every Wednesday in July, 7-9pm at Maurer-Geering Park.
Maurer-Geering Park: Geering Way Fishkill, NY

The "Arlington Farmer’s Market" takes place every Thursday night through October on the Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn, and now every last Thursday in June, July and August, there will be a free concert following the market. Concerts are at 7pm in the Garden Art Space.   Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn: Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Town of Wappingers

Hudson Valley Garden Fair

Montgomery Place in Red HookHudson Valley Garden Association presents their annual fundraising event, Hudson Valley Garden Fair, on Saturday, May 3, from 10am-4pm at Montgomery Place in Red Hook.

Featuring over 30 local and specialty garden vendors and organizations, lecture program, educational demonstrations and guided tours, Hudson Valley Garden Fair is a one day celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley, aiming to inspire and excite gardeners of all experience levels, from beginner to expert.

Hudson Valley Bike Rides

Poughkeepsie Walkway over the Hudson riverHudson Valley Bike Rides- Bike New York presents the annual Discover Hudson Valley Ride on Sunday, June 29th, beginning in Poughkeepsie. Participants can choose to ride through different routes of 15, 33, 50, 75, or 100 miles.

On the day of the ride, Metro-North Railroad will suspend its bike permit requirements and will allow up to 75 bikes per train! Room for bikes is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

St. James Historic Graveyard Tours

The third season for these fascinating historic graveyard tours is open! Tours are given on Saturdays through November 2. Parishioners and professional narrators conduct tour of St. James' churchyard collaboratively, with special emphasis on interred persons of note. All new historical characters are on hand for 2013! Featured characters this year include a suffragette, a professional baseball player, a lieutenant who died at the Battle of Gettysburg, and Franklin Roosevelt' father.

Beacon Pumpkin Festival

Fresh from the farm pumpkins, pumpkin pie and other fall treats are in the spotlight! Who doesn't love pumpkin-flavored, well, everything? The Beacon Sloop Club's Annual Pumpkin Festival takes place at Riverfront Park in Beacon, rain or shine, on Sunday, Oct 13th from 12pm to 5pm. Hudson Valley pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, freshly baked pumpkin pie, cider, and other delicious food will be available to purchase. Save room for meat or vegetarian chili. Get some pumpkins to carve and decorate your home, too.

Hudson Valley Arts Festival

Hudson Valley Arts Festival in Rhinebeck, NY

Nationally acclaimed Artrider Productions Inc. is launching of the Hudson Valley Arts Festival at Rhinebeck, partnering with area organizations to present a show like no other in the region.

The new Festival, slated for the fall weekend of October 4 - 6, features work by 200 talented artists and craftspeople. The crafts and artwork is shown alongside an amazing line-up of formidable musicians, including Myles Mancuso, CKS, The New Lazy Boys, The Lindsey Webster Band, The Jay Collins Band, Mambo KiKongo and others yet to be announced! Attendees also get to see live art projects taking shape right before their eyes! Of course, there are plenty of children's art activities planned. And save room to sample tastes from specialty food producers, gourmet food purveyors, and area wineries, all celebrating the Hudson Valley's bounty!