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National Boatbuilding Challenge & Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival in Kingston

National Boatbuilding Challenge & Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival in Kingston

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24: Watch teams of two people construct a seaworthy boat from scratch in just four hours! The Boatbuilding Challenge is just one component of Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival, a community celebration of “the art of craft” happening this weekend at the Maritime Museum. There’s no charge to attend Brightwork, which will feature maker demonstrations, live music, hands-on activities for children, art, craft and food vendors.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck this weekend

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck this weekend

Friday-Sunday, June 1-3: Always a big draw, the Fabulous Beekman Boys will do their cooking demo/book-signing thing on Sunday, but there’s lots else going on all weekend. More than 200 vendors will be hawking their wares, and one particularly eyecatching workshop features HGTV.com writer Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, who will share tips on how to “speak chicken.” 

Barn Star’s Antiques in Rhinebeck at Dutchess Fairgrounds

Barn Star’s Antiques in Rhinebeck at Dutchess Fairgrounds

Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27: There will be 140 antiques dealers on hand, displaying their wares, including Americana, “High Country” and Mid-century Modern furniture and accessories, fine art, estate jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives, Oriental rugs, garden decorations, marine accessories, books, toys, decorated stoneware and so on.