What to Do This Weekend: October 7-9, 2016

A brew fest in Bethel, a presidential showdown, bacon everything, and more


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Pick your pour this weekend in Bethel.

Photo Courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Allow us to be the first to welcome you into the weekend. Columbus Day weekend, that is. And if you’re lucky enough to have Monday off, then there's no excuse for failing to venture outside and explore our great Valley. So get out there and chug a cold ale, and while you’re at it, save us a bacon donut (or two).

 

Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival, Bethel
Hop on into this fourth annual daylong drink fest, featuring more than 20 breweries and their respective beer masters, plus music, specialty foods, crafts, and more. Of the offerings, Roscoe Beer Company has partnered with Bethel Woods to bring you a brand new blonde brew, Love & Ale. Purchase a VIP ticket for early access and an exclusive tasting of four Brewery Ommegang Belgian-style beers.

 

O+ Festival, Kingston
This 7th annual weekend iteration is much more than just a celebration of art and music. The O+ Festival (as in O-Positive) strives to join communities nationwide in an effort to re-envision wellness. Local, underinsured creatives and healthcare providers come together to share their respective services, with artists and musicians performing in exchange for free or discounted wellness services from physical and mental wellness professionals, doctors, and dentists. Offerings are open to the entire community.

 

Hudson Valley Bacon Bash, Montgomery
Your porky prayers have been answered. From bacon-topped donuts, to pizza, cupcakes, ice cream, and even soap, everything you’ve ever dreamed of is all right here. And as if you really needed anything more to get you excited for this bacon bonanza, a Bacon Brew ticket will get you exclusive entry into the Brew Barn for bottomless beer. Best of all, kids under 12 get in free.

 

One Month & Counting, An Evening of Presidential Politics, Nyack
So, we’re officially one month away from Election Day. Maybe you’re still on the fence about how to cast your vote come November 8, or are just simply passionate about your opinions. Either way, join famous commentators like Chairman of the Republican Party of New York State, Edward Cox (husband of Richard Nixon’s daughter, Laura); Nancy Giles of CBS and MSNBC; and John Hockenberry of WNYC for this spirited presidential discussion on the eve of Sunday's second debate.

 

Antiques at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck
Saturday and Sunday, head to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for one of the biggest antique shows around. Although you won’t find any funnel cake or sky high rides at the venue, nearly 125 exhibitors will be showcasing various vintage finds, including furniture, art, prints, and collectables. Fill your home with unique discoveries, or just come to ogle at fine quality and immaculate detailing. 

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