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Page 28 of 51 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 29 Q Hudson Valley Parent 19 JUNE 5th Annual Carlys' Kids Day ($/A). June 1 (11am-4pm). Face painting, bouncy houses, a dunk tank, crafts, cookie decorating, performances, tattoos, games and more. Children who donate a new book will receive a voucher for their choice of a free cotton candy, snow cone or popcorn item. Orange County Choppers. Rte. 17K, Newburgh. 845-742-6370. Greek Festival (Free/A). June 6-9 (Thu. 5:30pm-10pm; Fri. noon- midnight; Sat. 11am-midnight; Sun. 12pm-8pm). The largest cultural festival in Rockland County. Foods, pastries, music, handicrafts and children's activities. 1 Marycrest Rd., West Nyack. 845-623-4023. 7th Annual REACH Foundation Fun Run ($- $$$$/A). June 9 (8am). There will be refreshments, t-shirts, entertainment and lots of family fun! 5K awards will be given in 5 different age categories. Fees: $5/student walk; $10/adult walk; $25/5K runner. Torne Valley Sports Complex. 115 Torne Valley Rd., Hillburn. 914-414-3069. 14th Annual Kingston Kayak Festival ($$/A). June 8 (10am- 4pm). Thinking about getting into kayaking? If so, this is a great opportunity to get instruction, paddle a few boats and check out the latest gear. Refreshments, vendors and on-water demos. Kingston Point Beach. 53 Delaware Ave., Kingston. 845-338-5021. JULY Mid-Hudson Balloon Festival ($/A). July 5-7. Be there for the incredible sight of hot air balloons launching over the Hudson. There will be an early morning and an evening launch on Saturday and Sunday. This year Dutchess County is celebrating 300 years of Democracy with a Freedom 5K on Saturday (9-10am) 845-454-1700. Festa (Free/A). July 18-20 (6pm- 11pm). Two days of Children's rides and games, specialty foods, music, and craft vendors. St. Joseph's Church grounds. 34 South Chestnut St., New Paltz. 845-255-5635. Hurley Stone House Day ($/T). July 13 (10am-4pm). Explore America's oldest private homes with costumed guides, militia re-enactors, crafts and colonial era demonstrations along with the Town Library fair. Rain or shine. Main Street, Hurley. 845-331-4121. Grey Fox Annual Bluegrass Festival ($$$$/A). July 18-21 (8am-12am). Enjoy four days of world-renown bluegrass & acoustic music, outstanding food, crafts, and vendors. $170/whole festival inc. Great Places... Let's Go! Kid-friendly rating: P - Preschoolers S - School age T - Teens A - All ages Please call ahead to verify times and fees. Dates are subject to change, please call to confirm. $$$ - $10-$20 $$$$ - $20 & up Fees: $ - $5 & under $$ - $5-$10 Hudson Valley ANNUAL EVENTS The Hudson Valley never ceases to amaze us with it's multitude of kid-friendly events! Break out of your routine by heading out to a great event! (Continued on Page 20) Ulster County Fair ($$$/A). July 28-August 2 (10am-close). Admission: $15. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz. 845-255- 1380. AUGUST 136th Little World's Fair ($-$$$/A). August 14-16. Grahamsville Fair- grounds, Rte. 55, Grahamsville. 845- 985-7367. New York Renaissance Fair ($$- $$$/A). August 1-Sept. 27 (10am-7pm). Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. Admission: $24/adults; $11/kids, free/ under 4. 600 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. 845-351-5171. The Blueberry Festival (FREE/A). Au- gust 8 (9am-4pm). Featuring a blueber- ry pie contest, pancake breakfast fund- raiser and delicious blueberry goodies of all kinds from 185+ vendors. On Canal Street and liberty square., Ellenville. Annual Hurley Heritage Society Corn Festival ($/A). August 15 (10am-4pm). Admission by donation. Sweet corn and corn chowder, and musical enter- tainment. Hurley Reformed Church 11 Main St., Hurley. 845-331-7228. Hudson Valley Rib Fest ($/A). Aug. 14-16 (Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm). Admission: $5/adults; Free/under 12. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Liber- tyville Rd., New Paltz. 1-844-742-3378. 170th Dutchess County Fair ($/A). August 25-30 (10am-10pm). Livestock and agricultural shows, exhibits, horse shows, carnival rides, arts and cras, kids' entertainment. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Rte. 9, Rhinebeck. 845- 876-4000. SEPTEMBER FDR Pow Wow ($-$$/A). Sept. 18-20 (11am-7pm). Join us for Native Amer- ican dancing, drumming, singing, food, cras, and more! FDR State Park, York- town Heights. Admission: $14/adults, $8/seniors and children 6-12, free/under 5. 718-686-9297. 25th Annual Taste of New Paltz ($- $$/A). Sept. 19 (11am). Ulster County Fairgrounds. Restaurants prepare their specialties, local farm markets supply fresh-picked produce, and the area wineries will introduce your tastes to Hudson Valley grapes. 845-255-0243. 5th Newburgh Open Studio (FREE/A). Sept. 26 and 27 (11am-5pm). Artists open up their studios and galleries to the public to show them how the creative process works. Newburgh Art Supply 5 Grand St. 845-561-5552. OCTOBER 27th Annual Warwick Applefest (FREE/A). Oct. 4 (10am-5pm). Rain or shine event. Come and enjoy a day of music, food, pie contest, vendors, and children's carnival with the whole fami- ly. 845-987-8300.

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