Don't Miss Fall's Colors, Book a Catskills Getaway Now
Greene County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2015) - October in Greene County offers an almost dizzying array of festivals celebrating both Bavarian and Irish traditions, apple harvests, and Halloween revelry.
Just two hours north of New York City, and three hours west
of Boston, head to the Catskills to enjoy the last of fall's colorful foliage at some of the Catskills coolest places, including:
Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair on October 4 offers a chance to slip through time at the site of the oldest house in New York, built in 1663.
Enjoy a day of craft demonstrations and vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, costumed interpreters, a silent auction and delicious food. Admission is free for the event, which lasts from noon until 5 pm.
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest is held every weekend through October 18 and features the traditional bratwurst and beer along with the Daus Laufwerk Eurocar Rally on
October 10 - 11, and free family-friendly activities. October 3 kicks off Color in the Catskills, a motorcycle rally offering live music, guided base-to-summit rides, demos, vendors and more (also at Hunter Mountain).
Catskills Irish Arts Week Fall Series is slated for October 9 - 11 at the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre in East Durham. Explore Irish culture and heritage through ceili dances, workshops and music sessions. A grand concert will be held Saturday, October 10 for guests.
22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Cairo is scheduled for October 10-11, and will offer two days of family-friendly fun. Activities include food vendors, live musical entertainment, kiddie rides, craft vendors and an apple pie baking contest. General admission is $3 for adults.
21st Windham's Autumn Affair 2015, slated for October 10 - 11, will feature live music, craft vendors, a food court, children's activities, street performers, magicians, pumpkin painting and more. Events scheduled from 10 am to 5 pm.
River Crossings, an exciting contemporary art exhibition
featuring artwork by 30 artists, including Chuck Rose, Maya Lin, Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith will be on display through November 1 at Olana State Historic Site and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the towns of Hudson and
Catskill respectively. This landmark exhibition highlights the pivotal role the Hudson River School played in shaping America's first artistic style.
No October would be complete without a little mischievous
fun at Halloween-themed events such as:
Tannersville Scarecrow Contest and Halloween Parade, prepare to meet the macabre as ghouls and phantoms rise from the grave and take to the streets during this Main Street celebration for families on October 25 from 1 - 3 pm. Participants are encouraged to create a scarecrow and enter it in the contest. Awards will be presented for the scariest, funniest, craziest and people's choice scarecrow. Enjoy trick-or-treating at Tannersville businesses after the parade.
Children's Halloween Monster Mash Party, slated for October 3 and 10 in Catskill at the Brookside Campground features family-friendly eerie and events, including a Haunted House, a fire truck with spooky surprises, a candy hunt and fun Halloween music. Event starts at 7 pm and costs $10 per person.
Learn more about fall adventures in the Great Northern
Catskills of Greene County at greatnortherncatskills.com.
About Greene County:
Greene County is in the Great Northern Catskills, home to five of the 10 highest peaks in the Catskill Park, family resorts, outdoor adventure and year-round entertainment. Known as the nation's first wilderness, and renowned
as the home of Thomas Cole's Hudson River School, the Catskills are a haven for outdoor recreation and artistic inspiration. Greene County was also the inspiration for Washington Irving's literary legend, Rip Van Winkle. Connect with the Catskills at Facebook.com/GreatNorthernCatskills,
and on Twitter.com/CatskillTourism