The second annual Hudson Valley Harvest Festival is a family festival intended to promote and celebrate agriculture in the Hudson Valley. It happens on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. More than 40 bands, from rock and blues to folk and bluegrass, will appear on three stages.
The event will feature a huge farmers’ market showcasing local farms and farmstands as well as a broad array of food, including 4-H’s snack bar and famous milkshakes. There will also be activities for kids, arts and crafts vendors, animal exhibits, a pie- and cupcake-baking contest, a photo contest, educational demos and classes.
Proceeds from the Hudson Valley Harvest Festival will benefit two of Ulster County’s leading not-for-profit agencies: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Family of Woodstock, Inc. Daily general admission tickets cost $5 per person at the gate; kids age 12 and under get in free. For more information and the full lineup of bands, visit www.hudsonvalleyharvestfestival.com.