Rhinebeck Craft Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival will return to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This will be the fifth outing for the two-day event, bringing together 200 independent artists and craftspeople from more than 25 states. The day is planned as a celebration of all things handmade: contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, locally distilled spirits and fine wines from Hudson Valley wineries. There will be interactive craft demonstrations in blacksmithing, wheel-thrown pottery, canoe-carving, engraving and embossing and leatherworking. Family activities will include interactive puppet theater, face-painting, balloon animals and stiltwalkers.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6 to 16 and is free for kids under six. Group rates are available. Parking is free and the show is held indoors and under tents, rain or shine. No pets are allowed on the fairgrounds.