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 16th 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.

During the Festival volunteer crews and Captains will organize free public sailing aboard the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie. Sign up at Beacon Sloop Club booth during the festival. Look for that distinctive red sail!

Lots of interesting environmental displays, local artisans and craftsman, plus food vendors, round out the day's happenings. Many free activities are planned for children. Come to Red Flynn Drive at Riverfront Park for a magical day along the Hudson River. Why not take a scenic ride up along the Hudson River on a Metro-North train? The festival takes place right next to the station, so leave the car at home! See schedules at

The Beacon Sloop Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. In addition to sailing, The Beacon Sloop club is dedicated to promoting public access to the Hudson River, and responsible enjoyment of this great natural resource. Experience first-hand the beauty, power and grandeur of the mighty Hudson, the "river that flows both ways".

Free admission for all activities! For info check