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14th Annual Hudson Valley Rib Fest
Aug. 17-19
Ulster County Fairgrounds,
249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz 844-RIBFEST Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest, food vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s country games.
17th Annual Hooley On The Hudson Irish Festival
Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
T.R. Gallo Park,
Rondout waterfront, Kingston 845-338-6622, 845-246-7195
Bagpipes, food, music, step dancing, Ceili dancing, craft demonstrations, storytelling, authentic Celtic products, entertainment and more.
11th Annual Ulster Italian Festival
Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Rondout waterfront, Kingston 845-338-9111 The Ulster County Italian American Foundation is presenting the
11th annual Italian Festival on the Kingston waterfront. This free festival features a variety of Italian foods, beverages, products, music and family fun.
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
Sept. 15, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, Nov. 3. Evenings and weekends, dusk-11 p.m. Children’s Day: Oct. 13, 27
778 Broadway (Route 9W), Ulster Park 845-339-2666 Named No. 1 Haunted Attraction in America. New theme each season. Ten attractions, four gift shops and five food cafés. Reservations required.
Hudson Valley
Garlic Festival
Sept. 29-30
Cantine Field, Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties 845-246-3090
Two-day celebration of garlic, with food, crafts, live music, chef and farmer lectures, children’s area and tons of garlic. Shuttle bus service. No pets. Advance tickets online or at select local merchants.
Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Rondout waterfront, Kingston
Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston waterfront
(aka “Spain”) after a full day
of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars and puppets galore.
Ninth Annual
O+ Festival
Oct. 5-7
Held at various venues and times in Kingston’s historic Uptown and Midtown neighborhoods. “Bartering the Art of Medicine
for the Medicine for the Arts.” Live bands, visual and performing arts, film screenings, dance party and more.
Woodstock Film
Oct. 10-14
Various locations in Woodstock, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties 845-679-4265
The 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival will present a roster of over 150 films, concerts, panels and the Maverick Awards Ceremony. Special screenings and events
also take place year-round. Previous notable attendees include: Alec Baldwin, Paul Rudd, Daniel-Day Lewis, Bill Pullman, Giancarlo Esposito. Natalie Merchant, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Connelly, Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vera Farmiga, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gabriel, Arlo Guthrie and Donovan. 7

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