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Early Fall Events in Columbia County

  • September 20
    Hudson Valley Apple Festival

    A day of old fashioned family fun including a hayride, wacky apple crate derby, wine and craft brew tasting, arts & crafts festival, apple baking contest, car show, live music, food and fireworks. Palatine Park, Germantown 9am-6pm Fireworks at dusk.

  • September 27
    Hudson Valley Food Lover's Farm Festival

    An experiential daytime family affair drawing people to FarmOn! Foundation’s new working farm in Copake. 10am-6pm

  • September 27
    Chatham Farm and Art Tour

    Farms throughout Chatham will open their barn doors for tours, and will host local artists displaying farm and animal related art. 10am-4pm

  • September 27
    TEDxHudson

    TEDxHudson’s theme of “Crossroads” brings together the city’s people and their diverse interests for a daylong event celebrating its past and its future. Hudson Opera House, 11am-6pm

  • Oct 11
    Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tours

    Tours of the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse by Emily Brunner, a woman who actually lived in the lighthouse in the 1930s and 1940s. She will tell stories about her life at the lighthouse and of her father who was light-keeper until it closed.

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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