Sunday, Sept. 3: The festival on the Rondout waterfront has bagpipers, food, libations, music, step dancing, storytelling, Celtic wares and more. Plus there will be a Gaelic football and hurling clinic the day before the Hooley at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.
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The fair runs through Sunday, August 6.
Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 1-6: B. J. Thomas and Oak Ridge Boys headline this year’s musical offerings.
The next concert takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m., featuring the Wishing on Stars jazz band at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site.
Sunday, July 23: This week marks the 90th birthday of Hudson resident, Pulitzer Prize-winner, retired Bard College professor and former New York State poet laureate John Ashbery. Small presses being the lifeblood of even poets as famous as Ashbery, it’s a natural fit for this weekend’s Read & Feed to pay tribute to the occasion.
Saturday, July 22: Dragon boats are 40-foot-long canoes made of fiberglass, decorated with a carved painted dragon head on the front, a wooden tail on the back and dragon scales down the hull. Holding up to 20 paddlers, plus a drummer to set the rhythm and a steerer, the boats create quite a spectacle as they glide on top of the waters.
Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16: With so many years of curation and scheduling under their belt, the Festival’s savvy organizers have developed an undeniably distinctive aesthetic for each of the seven stages.
Sunday, July 9: Expect more than 500 antique, hot rod and classic cars lining the village streets in all their gleaming glory.
July 7-9: Sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the three-day event is centered around a family-friendly festival held at Barton Orchards on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with afternoon balloon launches at 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, July 1-2: For people who are considering the move to a tiny home, the festival will offer plenty of information, inspiration and advice.