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Summer in Columbia County

  • October 1-12

    ​The regions largest arts festival, celebrating the Hudson Valley’s spirited and creative artists. Visitors will see over 125 art exhibits and demonstrations, as well as concerts, dance performances, poetry readings, lectures, and related happenings.

  • October 9-25
    Little Shop of Horrors

    ​What do you feed a plant the promises to make all your dreams come true? Mix up a big batch of rock and roll, black comedy and Motown. Add some horror, doo-wop and crazy characters. Finish the zany concoction with infectious songs and gallons of blood. What could possibly go wrong?

  • October 10
    HandMade in America: Artisans Along Main Street

    ​Live music and over 40 local and regional artisans will display and sell their works, featuring delicious artisan cheeses, breads, condiments, and other hot and cold food and artisanal beverages; ceramics, botanical and handmade soaps, fabric and textile objects, silver and hand-crafted jewelry, exquisite handmade and other distinctive goods.

  • October 10
    Chili, Cheese & Cider Fest

    ​A gastronomical celebration of the fall harvest season featuring the best the Hudson Valley has to offer: our highly competitive chili chefs, our award-winning artisanal cheesemakers, and our renowned cider makers.

  • October 10
    Dalmatian Day

    ​Celebrate the tradition of the dalmatian and the firefighters that protect us on a daily basis.

  • October 11
    Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival

    ​A perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Festival will feature children’s arts, crafts, and activities, artisans and vendors, live music, cider pressing, tours of Hawthorne Valley Farm, and much more.

  • October 11
    Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

    ​The event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods.

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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