The Country Living Fair returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this weekend, June 2 through 4. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of The Fabulous Beekman Boys will be back for another cooking demo, and you’ll be able to meet the editors of Country Living magazine, learn how to make soap, hardscape your garden with natural stone and repurpose all sorts of odds and ends into craft projects to fine-tune your feng shui at home.
Special guests and presenters this year will also include Ann Marie Craig, Charlyne Mattox, Corinne Trang, Denise Sabia, Jan Johnsen, Jana Platina Phipps, Jennifer Paganelli, Joanne Palmisano, Mary Randolph Carter, Melissa Caughey, Nora Murphy and Silvia Baldini. More than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furnituremakers, crafters and more will be on hand.
New for the 2017 Country Living Fairs are curated, hands-on Make-and-Take Workshops, sponsored by JOANN Stores. To view the array of workshops available and pre-register to attend one, visit www.stellashows.com.
The Fairgrounds will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 2, 3 and 4. Gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. One-day admission costs $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door; an Early Bird three-day weekend pass costs $40. Admission is free for children ages 16 and under.
To find out more, call (866) 500-FAIR or visit www.countryliving.com/fair. The Dutchess Fairgrounds are located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, and parking for the event is free.