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Photos L to R: Crooked Still performs at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival; Fair goat, photo by Joel Weisbrod; maturing blueberries, photo source,

Hudson. Water. Music. Series

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, off Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesdays, July 20-August 17, 6-9 p.m.: Outdoor summer music series featuring an eclectic mix of bands: 7/20, Sweet Soubrette and The Edna Project; 7/27, Hellvar and The Newborn Trio; 8/3 Mother Fletcher and Bongo Roots; 8/10, Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Yukari Roja; 8/17, Arborea and Szelrozsa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, or get a great dinner from one of the vendors. In case of rain, concerts will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street. Information:

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

44 County Route 7D, Hillsdale, NY 12529 July 22-24: A three-day community of folk music and dance with four stages hosting stars of the folk music scene. This year’s line up includes: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, The Honeycutters, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Red Molly, Mary Gauthier, The Storycrafters and many others. Tickets: Fri. & Sun., $40; Sat., $50; discounts and full festival tickets available. Childre 12 and under free. Camping available. Information:

Cavorting at the Colony Annual Open House

Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 Saturday, July 23, 5-8 p.m.: Annual festival with open Artist studios, live music, food and drink. Sales of original art, signed books, and signed CDs. Food from Fleisher’s Grassfed & Organic Meats and Hawthorne Valley Farm. Wine from Hudson Wine Merchants and Hudson Chatham Winery. Tickets: $75; $35 for alumni Information: 518.392.4144;

Inaugural Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival: Friends of the Farmer

Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Rd., Craryville, NY 12521 Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Celebrate the best of the Hudson Valley with a great day in the country for the whole family filled with food sampling and wine tastings, live music, “little farmer” kids activities - all in the spectacular setting of Copake Lake, New York. Participants will include farmers, vintners, microbrewers, specialty food producers, chefs and restaurateurs. The festival is being held in conjunction with the annual Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner. Festival tickets: $10; $20 families All Access Field Pass: $150, includes admission to taste of the farm; Taste of the Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner, and membership Information:

NADA Hudson

Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: The New Art Dealers and Basilica Hudson are pleased to announce NADA Hudson, a large scale exhibition featuring over 30 projects presented by NADA members and affiliates. NADA Hudson is not an art fair, but rather a site-specific project for the New Art Dealers Alliance, which will build upon the character of a historic venue in showcasing contemporary sculpture, installation and performance. NADA Hudson will occupy nearly 8,000 square feet of indoor space, a theatre space and well over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space. Free and open to the public. Information:;

Blueberry Festival

Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: This annual festival kicks off with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. Also featured are early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment for kids. Plus, blueberries galore! Tickets: $6/adult; kids under 12, free. Breakfast, $6/$3 kids Information:

Ulster County Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 August 2-7: Annual county fair with live entertainment, horse show, agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway, food vendors and more. This year’s musical line up includes Justin Moore, Joe Diffie, The McClymonts, Greg Hanna, and Joey and Rory. Tickets: $15, include midway rides, shows and entertainment; kids 4 and under, free Information:

Millbrook Horse Trials

Coole Park Farm, Bangall-Amenia Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545 Thurs.-Sun., August 4-7: World class three-day horse trials. Beginner through Advanced levels compete in three disciplines: Dressage, Cross Country Jumping, and Stadium Jumping. See top horses and riders from around the country. Food and vendors. This annual event benefits the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Tickets: Free for spectators Information:

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