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What's Happening in Columbia County

  • November 24-26
    Handmade Holiday

    ​Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high-end curated sales event that features jewelry, quilts, band boxes, cards, children’s toys, bread boards, baskets, scarves, hand-knit socks, ceramics, handmade books and papers, tin sconces, scherenschnitte (cut paper art), holiday ornaments, including over-the-top decorated wreaths, and delectable edibles made by dozens of Columbia, Ulster and Berkshire area artisans.

  • November 24-26
    Basilica Farm + Flea: Holiday Market

    ​In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange, the marketplace consists of a diverse group pf regional makers, farmers and vintage collectors. Visitors can shop, hear music and eat locally sourced farm-fresh foods.

  • November 24-26
    The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

    ​It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond.

  • November 25
    Traveling Talks: Walking in Search of the Gobble

    ​Join us on a hike to learn all about the bird at the center of this holiday weekend. Environmental educator, Fran Martino, will guide us on the carriage roads.

Getaway and Play in Columbia County!

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway, vacation destination or just a place to kick back and relax, Columbia County, NY is the ideal place to visit. The County offers unsurpassed rural beauty, a rich cultural scene and active recreational opportunities.

An abundance of theater, dance, and music options as well as all kinds of festivals fill the seasons with non-stop entertainment. While over 50 public heritage sites capture the county's distinctive place in U.S. history. No matter what you choose to explore, come and visit the Columbia County country hospitality.

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