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HVP May 2019

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22 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2019 FESTIVALS AND FAIRS 1. 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival July 12-14, 2019 6636 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck 845-454-1701 The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is in its 28th year of hosting balloonists and vendors from all over the country. Some of the favorites of this weekend of activities include tether rides, mass balloon launches, hayrides, games, live music, food and drink, children's activities and more! 2. MyKingstonKids Fest: Land of Magic May 18, 2019, 11am - 4pm 165 Cornell St., Kingston Join us for an exciting, action packed event that is inclusive for all. This annual, free, indoor/ outdoor event will feature a kids tea party, magic show, workshops, children's art show, music, performances, games and more. Participate in activities and create lasting memories. Our vendors offer delicious food, entertainment and more! 3. Hudson Valley Comic Con May 11-12, 2019 258 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley Comic Con uses comics and cosplay to promote reading and science to the kids of our community. We attend local events and bring costumed characters for free family photo ops, read to kids, or hand out free comic books. We host a yearly comic book convention that brings over 100 vendors, guests, panels, and more to the Hudson Valley area where we celebrate all types of pop culture. 4. Millbrook Literary Festival May 18, 2019 3 Friendly Ln., Millbrook The 11th annual Millbrook Literary Festival promises to provide a full day of exciting activities for all ages, from toddler to adult. Children's programs include picture book readings, a musical story, and an illustration workshop. Free fun for the whole family! See our website for a full list of offerings. 5. Dutchess County Fair August 20-25, 2019 6636 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck Over 147 acres of finely manicured grounds create the beautiful setting for thousands of FAMILY ADVENTURES (Continued from Page 21) farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays. Join us and enjoy first-class entertainment, a marketplace full of over 300 vendors and much more! 6. Orange County Fair July 18-28, 2019 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown 845-343-4826 For over 100 years, the Orange County Fair has been entertaining families in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Each year, we provide the best in family entertainment, local and national music, racing and auto events and of course amazing amusement rides. See a grandstand show, taste delicious fair food, watch an incredible lion and tiger show or take a spin on one of our all new rides. 7. Ulster County Fair July 30-August 4, 2019 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz 845-255-1380 Since 1886, this county fair has been a family event promoting local agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and good, old-fashioned fun. Admission includes all entertainment, shows, parking and exhibits. 8. Hudson Valley Fair Weekends May 3-19, 2019 1500 Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls The fair features rides for families and thrill seekers alike, all of your favorite carnival treats, daily entertainment, fireworks and much more! 9. Sinterklaas Festival December 7, 2019 Village of Rhinebeck The Sinterklaas Festival draws on the Hudson Valley's Dutch heritage at an all day, free event that dazzles the community. Children can get involved in the hands-on festivities by making crowns and branches all day. Kids will be in awe of the interactive parade with giant puppets as it strolls through the village. Join us for music, dancing, tightrope walking and even fire juggling! FARMS 1. Minard's Family Farm 250 Hurds Rd., Clintondale 1-866-MF-APPLE The Minard family welcomes your family to the farm for some good, old-fashioned farm fun. Hop on the hayride to pick over 100 acres of easy to reach, ready to pick varieties of apples. Enjoy a ride on the Honey Bee Train, pick pumpkins, get lost in one of the largest corn mazes in the Hudson Valley, or give our apple cannons and slingshots a try. See our petting zoo and mine for gems as a family. Stop by the barn market for fresh apple cider donuts, apple pies, and warm kettle corn. We offer lunch at our snack bar and treats at our ice cream stand. 2. Hurds Family Farm 2187 Rte. 32, Modena 845-883-7825 Take the kids and create amazing experiences! We have over 25 activities to bring out the adventurer in you. Build spirit, relationships and strength as you take the Wild Apple Obstacle Challenge. Jump on a giant bounce pillow, feed friendly farm pets, prospect for gems, explore mazes and trails, and harvest apples and pumpkins. Enjoy cider and donuts and a healthy menu too! 3. Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag 845-227-2306 Barton Orchards is a 175-acre pick-your-own farm located in the Hudson Valley. In addition to fresh fruit and produce, there is live entertainment, a petting zoo, corn maze, haunted house, fun park, and our own tap room. Our new Tree Top Adventure Park brings outdoor entertainment to "new heights" with 5 breathtaking obstacle zip-lines. 4. Kelder's Farm 5755 Rte. 209, Kerhonkson 845-626-7137 Kelder's Farm is a popular agricultural destination for families to take a step away and reconnect with their families and their roots. Fun for all ages, Kelder's offers U-Pick fruits and vegetables from spring through fall. Enjoy fun farm activities like jumping pillow, mini-golf, petting farm and more for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience! 5. Lilymoore Alpaca Farm 21 Moore Rd., Pleasant Valley 845-605-7002 Have you ever dreamed of walking an alpaca? Perhaps you are looking for a fun, family farm tour. Lilymoore Farm offers all that and more. Stop by, shop in our store and see why Trip Advisor named us "The #1 Thing To Do In Pleasant Valley, NY."

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