Top 10 Events in October
Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion
Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls
Opening day for this annual freight fest is September 27th and running through Halloween, with a kids day on October 14th! Experience this year’s attractions like the Forest of Evil and The Experiment. Always a scary good time!
Fall Harvest Festivals
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction
October is certainly the ideal time of year to visit Dutchess – with foliage, perfect hiking weather and farm festivals! Join Fishkill Farms every weekend in October to pick sustainably-grown apples straight from the trees, enjoy wagon rides throughout the orchard, get lost in a corn maze, listen to live music in our courtyard, sip on a hard cider from the Treasury Cider Garden and indulge in fresh cider donuts.
Gladys Night Live at the Bardavon's 150th Anniversary Gala
October 6, 2019 | Bardavon, Poughkeepsie
Bardavon 150th Anniversary Gala patrons will be treated to one of the most instantly recognizable and beloved voices in popular music as the seven-time Grammy Award winner and her band perform all of her R&B chart-toppers!
Barn Star Antiques
October 12-13, 2019 | Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Browse through treasures and stunning antique pieces at this year’s Barn Star Antiques show. Featuring over 125 of the best vendors in the biz!
Soukup Farms Harvest Festival
October 12-13 & 19-20, 2019 | Soukup Farms, Dover Plains
Don’t miss these back-to-back weekends at Soukup! Offering some of our favorite maple syrup products from unique flavors, to maple candy, glazed nuts and more! Enjoy a hayride around the farm that ends at the pick-your-own pumpkin patch, get lost in a hay-maze, and play lawn games around the barn and upper lawn. And don't forget to grab a farm-to-table lunch from J.S.K Cattle Co. Weekend fun for the whole family!
Culinary Institute of America’s 4th Annual Brew U Beer Festival
October 19, 2019 | The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
Brew U is an exciting beer festival that will combine sampling from top breweries – including The Brewery at the CIA – with delicious food from the CIA and fun, educational seminars for beer and culinary enthusiasts.
Annual Harvest Party at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
October 19, 2019 | Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook
Enjoy a 4-course luncheon with each course paired with several complimentary Millbrook wines! A wonderful opportunity to experience the winery and celebrate the fall season. Purchase your tickets before it sells out!
New York State Sheep & Wool Family Festival
October 19-20, 2019 | Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
The Northeast's thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in the family-friendly Sheep & Wool Festival. Visit with sheep, llamas, and alpacas; browse products made from their luscious fibers; marvel at the herding dog demonstrations and sheep shearing displays. Children will enjoy the petting zoo, hay maze, and other activities!
City of Beacon Car Show: Cruz’n Down Main Street
October 20, 2019 | Main Street, Beacon
A lively day on Main Street Beacon, filled with live music, trophies, giveaways, food, raffles, a DJ and plenty of vendors. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy. Interested in registering your car for the show? Just $15 per vehicle!
Haunted Mill and Monster’s Ball
October 26, 2019 | Wassaic Project, Wassaic
Celebrate Halloween with Wassaic Project for a day of frights and sights! More details on this event to come so stay tuned!