Ulster County NY Real Estate - Fall Events And Fun Things To Do
Fall is officially upon us here in the Hudson Valley region! Autumn is a great season to visit Ulster County NY. The leaves on the trees are alive with bright colors, the farm stands are bursting with summer's harvests, and the cooler, clear weather is ideal for outdoor activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, and corn mazes! Ulster County NY real estate is usually steady during the fall too, as buyers and sellers try to button up transactions before the upcoming winter. Readers enjoyed our last Hudson Valley Fall Activities Guide, so we're back with a 2012 edition! Whether you live in Ulster County NY, want to live here, or are just visiting - Taft Street Realty presents a guide of fall events and fun things to do in Ulster County NY.
Apple Picking & Farmers Markets - The Fall is primetime apple picking season! Ulster County NY is known for having some of the tastiest apples in New York State! For awesome apple picking, check out the Stone Ridge, High Falls NY area where you have a choice of a few ideal Hudson Valley apple orchards that are within minutes of each other! Summer may be over, but Ulster County NY farmers markets are still bursting with fresh produce after a (relatively) bountiful harvest season. Be sure to support your local farmers markets for the last few weeks they're open!
Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Cannons, and Hay Rides - Ok we all love pumpkin picking, how about a pumpkin cannon?! For those of us that like to celebrate Autumn with a bang, Gill's Farm Markets in Hurley NY fires off its legendary pumpkin cannon, making ears ring and pumpkins soar throughout the fall! Traditional pumpkin picking and hayrides are also offered at Gill's which is right on Route 209 & 1850 Hurley Mountain Rd. Want to literally get lost in the fall season? Check out the Catskill Corn Maze, also in Hurley NY (www.catskillcornmaze.com) which features a corn maze that stretches out over 500 acres!
Local Fall Festivals & Seasonal Events - There are no shortages of fun Autumn events and activities here in Ulster County NY. Below are just a few examples of what's happening around the region this fall...
Annual Huguenot Street Apple Festival & Craft Fair - Take a stroll down one of America's oldest streets and enjoy fresh baked apple pies, live entertainment, and quality crafts in New Paltz NY. The Huguenot Street Apple Festival features baked goods, arts & crafts, and lots of fun on the oldest continuously-inhabited street in the country! - Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 10am - 4pm - 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
18th Century Autumn Festival - Venture back in time at the Historic Senate house in Kingston NY and experience live demonstrations of fall activities that traditionally took place in the 1800's like smoking meat, apple cider pressing, and blacksmithing. Hands-on activities for visitors are also available like candle-dipping and wreath-making. The 1st Ulster Militia will be encamped on the grounds, so visitors can get a sense of 18th century military life. History buffs will love the 18th Century Autumn Festival. - Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 11am - 3pm - Senate House State Historic Site - 296 Fair Street, Kingston NY 12401
13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival - Perhaps the most famous event taking place in the area this month, the Woodstock Film Festival is where Hollywood comes to Woodstock NY! Featuring screenings, parties, concerts, and more over a 5 day period, the Woodstock NY Film Festival celebrates independent cinema. If you like movies, you won't want to miss the Woodstock Film Festival! Wednesday, October 10th - Sunday, October 14th 2012 - Various Times & Locations, see website for details - www.woodstockfilmfestival.com
22nd Annual Night of 100 Pumpkins - What says "Fall" more than pumpkins? The Night of 100 Pumpkins is a pumpkin carving contest that everyone is invited to participate in! Taking place at the Bakery in New Paltz NY, participants can bring their carved pumpkins to be judged and displayed with hundreds of others on Halloween Night. Prizes will be awarded, free hot cider will be flowing and every pumpkin entry will earn a free jack o' lantern cookie! - Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 - 6pm - 10pm - The Bakery - 13A N. Front St., New Paltz NY 12561 - www.ilovethebakery.com/halloween_fun.html
Sure we hate to see the summer go, but fall is still full of fun events, great activities, and amazing sights to enjoy here in the Hudson Valley! For all of the local events in Ulster County NY and throughout the Hudson Valley, stay tuned to the Taft Street Realty blog!