This weekend, Ulster County NY will be packed with events and local happenings! With a fun festival taking place in almost every town in the county, no matter where you may be, you’ll find something cool to do! And the events are as diverse and unique as the various towns themselves! Whether you’re into food, fitness, wildflowers, or hotrods, you’ll find all that and more this weekend in Ulster County! Not sure where to start? Taft Street Realty gives you our town-by-town, 2012 Ulster County guide to the weekend events & local happenings: 5/19-5/20!
Gardiner NY - A Cupcake Festival Sure To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Over in Gardiner NY there's a local festival that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! The 2012 Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival is a great event for kids, families, and anyone who loves this delicious dessert! Local bakers will be providing baking demonstrations throughout the day, and professional cupcake vendors will be selling all things cupcake related! Top it all off with live music and other tasty treats and you've got yourself a great time in Gardiner! Homes for sale in Gardiner NY offer a quieter alternative to nearby New Paltz without sacrificing the convenience offered by a town of New Paltz's size. - Saturday May 19th - 11am - 5pm - Wright's Farm - 699 Rte. 208 - Gardiner NY 12525 - gardinercupcakefestival.com
Saugerties NY - Celebrate an Artistic Icon's 50th Anniversary
Lovers of the arts should make sure not to miss Opus 40's 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Raising of the Monolith. Taft Street featured Opus 40 in our post about Ulster County NY's most expensive luxury homes back in October 2011. This sculpture park/museum/art gallery is celebrating its 50th year with a photo exhibit, public talks, and some good old fashioned square dancing! Saugerties NY is also home to the 6th Annual Wing Fling (see below!) - Saturday May 19th - 11am - 6pm - Opus 40 - 50 Fite Rd - Saugerties NY 12477 - opus40.org
High Falls NY - A Fair Honoring Our Beloved Pets
The 2012 High Falls NY Pet Fair is where you can bring your own pet to be honored, or just visit to watch all of the cute and funny pets strutting their stuff! It's a great chance to see all of the unique pets from around Ulster County, where awards for looks, charm, and manners will be handed out by judges. Not only that, but owners will also get a chance to receive some tips on health, feeding, and the general well being of their pets. While in town, keep an eye out for High Falls NY houses for sale. This tiny, gorgeous town has great restaurants, and amazing views of the famous falls and surrounding mountains and creeks. - Saturday May 19th - 10am - 1pm - Right in the Heart of High Falls NY 12440 - highfallscivic.org
Kerhonkson NY - Wildflowers & Gardening Galore
Gardeners, outdoors folk and environmentalists won't want to miss Kerhonkson NY's Wildflower Festival. Featuring a range of interesting subjects such as forest biodiversity, wild mushroom foraging, and how to grow wild Azaleas, the Kerhonkson Wildflower Festival is not only beautiful but educational as well. MLS Listings in Kerhonkson NY offer a wide range of styles and types, and are quite affordable when compared with other Ulster County NY towns. - Saturday May 19th - 10am - 3:30pm - Catskill Native Nursery - 607 Samsonville Rd - Kerhonkson NY 12446 - catskillnativenursery.com
Kingston NY - Travel Back In Time At The Senate House
In Kingston NY you can travel back in time at the annual Spring at the Historic Senate House. Featuring musicians, games, and activities from the 18th century, the Senate House transports visitors to another era when Kingston was New York's state capital. Guided tours are given throughout the day of the historic Senate House, free with admission. Kingston has been gaining popularity among buyers in Ulster County thanks in part to recent articles in the New York Times profiling Kingston's mysterious Red Goat phenomenon. - Saturday May 19th - 10am - 4pm - Senate House State & Historic Site - 296 Fair St. - Kingston NY 12401 - nysparks.com
Rosendale NY - Hot Rods & Awesome Rides
When it comes constantly hosting fun events throughout the year, Rosendale NY may be at the top of the list! The 8th Annual Rosendale Youth Program Auto Show is for all of the car and motorcycle enthusiasts out there, and pretty much anyone that can appreciate a sweet ride! Featuring hot rods, motorcycles, classic cars, and trucks, all pre 1986, the Auto Show is a great place to bring the camera! Food, vendors, raffles, and prizes will all be part of this must see Auto Show! These days Rosendale NY homes for sale are very popular among New Yorkers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Great eateries and bars and a fun Main Street make Rosendale a perfect hangout spot. - Sunday May 20th - 10am (Awards Presented at 3pm) - The Rosendale Recreation Center - 1055 Rte. 32 - Rosendale NY 12472 - rosrods.com
Saugerties NY - Did Somebody Say "Wings"?
Featuring literally thousands and thousands of chicken wings, the 6th Annual Saugerties NY Wing Fling honors this great American delicacy. The 2012 People's Choice for Best Wings will be announced, along with live entertainment and events for kids. Everyone loves a nice order of chicken wings, so head out to Saugerties and join in the celebration! This is a great event for Saugerties NY, which was recently named one of the 2012 Best Ulster County NY Towns to Live In by Hudson Valley Magazine. - Sunday May 20th - 11:30am - 5:30pm - Cantine Field Complex at the Kiwanis Ice Arena - Washington Ave. - Saugerties NY 12477 - http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/calendars/View/1/2011/5;/content/CalendarEntries/View/1974
Lake Katrine NY - Educating the Public About Women's Health & Fitness
When people think of festivals, “healthy” may not be the first word that comes to mind, given the deep fried foods and super sweet candy that are often in abundance. Not so in Lake Katrine NY however, where you’ll find a festival that is dedicated entirely to good health and well being. The 12th Annual Women’s Health and Fitness Expo is the largest and only event of its kind in New York! Featuring over 100 seminars and over 150 booths and exhibits, both women and men can come and relax, learn, and enjoy presentations from leading health experts of the Hudson Valley Region and beyond. - Saturday May 19th 2012 – 8:30am – 5:30pm – Miller Middle School Food Court - 65 Fording Place Rd – Lake Katrine NY 12449 – womenshealthexpo.com
Just Pick Your Pleasure In Ulster County NY
Sound like fun? And this is just the spring! Stay tuned to Taft Street, the top rated blog in Ulster County NY for information on future events. And test out our powerful home search engine at www.taftstreetrealty.com. Take it from us there's alot more fun in store around Ulster County NY in 2012!