4 Community Fairs and Festivals to Visit This Weekend
A house tour, a citywide carnival, and more from this week’s top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.
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Thorne Building Grounds, Millbrook
July 11-14, 6 p.m.
Show your support for the Millbrook Fire Department at this four-day festival. The party kicks off on Wednesday and features special events each evening. With karaoke for kids on Thursday, live music on Friday, and a parade and karaoke on Saturday, there’s nonstop entertainment to go with the onsite carnival rides, games, and food vendors.
Byrdcliffe Shop, Woodstock
July 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venture north to the serene Catskills for a look into the architecture, art collections, gardens, and interiors of local residents. Tour attendees can glimpse into 10 of the region’s eye-catching homes on this self-guided tour, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. If you love interior design or just want a taste of the good life in upstate New York, this is the event for you.
Benmarl Winery and Vineyard, Marlboro
July 14-15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hudson Valley wine lovers, this one’s for you. This weekend, the Sangria Festival returns to Benmarl Winery for its 12th annual celebration of the fruity vino concoction at its finest. Pick up a complimentary wine glass, explore the vineyard and cellar on a tour, dance the flamenco to live music, and taste the winery’s six homemade sangrias. Strawberry mojito sangria, anyone?
Old Stop & Shop parking lot, Hyde Park
July 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This Sunday, the coolest vintage rides in the Valley assemble in Hyde Park for the town’s annual show. Swing by the old Stop & Shop parking lot on Route 9 to see the rides, then journey into town to shop from the sidewalk and street fair vendors. The Harvest Trio will perform live music during the day as well.