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Pickle Festival returns to Rosendale Nov. 19

Pickle Festival returns to Rosendale Nov. 19

Sunday, Nov. 19: A highlight is always the county-fair-style competition for home-fermented concoctions, but it’s also a fun gathering for those more interested in tasting pickle products than in creating them. Of the 100 vendors setting up shop both inside the Rec Center and in and around the large tent outside, about a quarter will actually be selling pickled foods of myriad descriptions, including the legendary deep-fried pickles-on-a-stick.

Veteran Arts Showcase at FDR site in Hyde Park

Veteran Arts Showcase at FDR site in Hyde Park

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19: There are more than 20 million military veterans in the US. Even so, their experiences are largely something that civilians can only imagine. An opportunity to bridge that gap is one of the reasons that organizers of this weekend’s artistic outpouring at the FDR site are encouraging civilians to attend, and experience all the activities planned alongside current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Helsinki Hudson hosts Justin Townes Earle

Helsinki Hudson hosts Justin Townes Earle

Sunday, Nov. 19: Justin Townes Earle bears the formidable weight two famous names, and one of them ain’t Justin. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of the currently bigger-than-Elvis Townes van Zandt, Mr. Earle’s career as a Bardic American troubadour has been somewhat polarizing, and has positioned the prolific writer at the center of a lot of heated discussions about the nature of authenticity.

Robert Gordon and Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Colony

Robert Gordon and Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at Colony

Saturday, Nov. 18: A central figure in the rockabilly revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gordon coexisted with punk and New Wave, and few people know the old repertoire like this fellow does. When Colony booked Gordon, there was probably very little doubt or even conversation about whom to lock down as the support act: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, of course – the mid-Hudson Valley’s own ardent rockabilly aficionados.