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Fall Events in Columbia County

  • September 6- October 26
    Samascott's Corn Maze

    ​Corn Maze at Samascott’s Garden Market - Sat and Sun and Monday Holiday 11am-5pm.

  • October 24 and 25
    Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

    Guests are invited to a Halloween party in 1921, but the séance goes awry and the house is full of ghosts from 200 years of Livingston history. Ages 7+, tours on half hour 6-9pm, Reservations a must 518-537-4240, Clermont State Historic Site

  • October 22-26
    15th Annual FilmColumbia Festival

    ​Scheduled to screen more films than ever before – many of them prizewinners from prestigious international film festivals – including narrative and documentary features, animated and live-action short films, and several by Hudson Valley filmmakers. Chatham/Hudson

  • October 25

    ​The tasting room will be decorated for Halloween, with a special “witch’s brew” tasting, and anyone dressed in a costume will get a free tasting. If you dare, get a tarot card reading from our resident psychic, Francesca!

  • October 25
    Trick or Treat in the Fields

    ​Family Halloween fun at the Fields, trick or treating, crafts, hay rides and holiday refreshments. 1-3pm

  • October 25
    Spooky Theatrics: Folktales from the 1860s in Action

    A historic psycho drama - the play pulls from the site, and from history in the USA in the 1860s. Participants will move among the different areas of the site as the story unfolds. Three showings: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm. Olana, Hudson

  • October 31-November 2
    Behold! New Lebanon - A Living Museum of Contemporary American Life

    Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s rural America.

  • November 1
    Owleen: Owl Walk at Olana

    Join Bill Robinson from Wildlife Lectures and Audubon NY Education Coordinator Larry Federman for an owl walk at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. Registration required 518-828-1872

  • November 3-16
    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

    ​The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club: a Hudson Valley premier culinary destination providing patrons with the opportunity to enjoy exceptional dining at a fraction of the normal price - $29.95/dinner (special 3-course menus).

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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