Memorial Day Weekend 2012 will be a time to honor and remember our fallen soldiers and veterans. It's also a great weekend to catch up with family and those we care about. With a little luck, the weather will be perfect here in Ulster County NY, and Memorial Day Weekend 2012 will also serve as the unofficial beginning of summer; with many local events, markets, and festivals kicking off. And of course on Memorial Day itself, parades will be held to honor and celebrate our fallen heroes. Looking for a fun way to spend your holiday? Here's a town by town Taft Street Guide to Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in Ulster County NY.
H.I.T.S. On The Hudson Opening Weekend In Saugerties NY
H.I.T.S. stands for "Horse shows In The Sun" and is one of the premier equestrian jumping competitions in the country; and it calls Saugerties NY home! H.I.T.S. on the Hudson presents 3 consecutive weeks of these magnificent events and this weekend is the opening of their 2012 season! This year a new multi-level ring will be unveiled. Built on a hill, this new course is designed to challenge both horse and rider alike. H.I.T.S. on the Hudson brings an annual rush of visitors to Saugerties, NY, which was recently named one of the best towns to live in the Hudson Valley for 2012 by Hudson Valley Magazine. It's a great time and a great boost for the community of Saugerties, NY. - Currently Underway Through Sunday - 454 Washington Avenue Extension - Saugerties NY 12477 - www.hitsshows.com
Kingston NY's Farmers Market Opens For The Season
The Farmers Market in Kingston NY opens for the summer season this weekend. Now in its 12th year, the market features over 40 vendors with live music and entertainment to kick off the 2012 season. Located right on Wall St in historic Uptown Kingston, it is also one of the neatest venues for our various Ulster County NY farmers markets! Come get fresh vegetables, fruits, beautiful flowers and more, all while supporting your local farmers and artisans! - Saturday May 26th - 9am - 3pm - Wall Street, Kingston NY 12401 - www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org
New Paltz & Woodstock NY's Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
If you like arts & crafts then don't miss the 2012 New Paltz & Woodstock Arts & Crafts Fair! This huge event features over 300 artists and crafts people from all the Hudson Valley Region and NY State. Arts and crafts, music and entertainment, health care products, even massage therapy stations guarantee that there's something for everyone at this fair. And by everyone we mean kids too! There's also a designated kids area where young ones can play and discover. Great craftsmanship is in store, as the community of Woodstock NY has always had arts and crafts in its culture, and New Paltz NY is thriving with artisans young and old. - Saturday & Sunday May 26th & 27th, 10am - 6pm, Monday May 28th 10am - 4pm - The Ulster County NY Fairgrounds - Libertyville Rd. New Paltz NY 12561 - www.quailhollow.com
2012 Memorial Day Parades Throughout Ulster County
Of course the most important part of Memorial Day is to honor and celebrate our fallen soldiers and veterans, as well as those currently serving. All over Ulster County NY towns will be hosting parades and memorial services to commemorate Memorial Day 2012.