6 Ways to Experience October in the Sullivan Catskills!
Dear EscapeMakers – Fall may be here but the Sullivan
Catskills is hot! Here are our top 6 picks for experiencing the
area in October:
1. Catskills Wine & Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 – 11am-11pm
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Sullivan Catskills and sprawled across a magnificent campground, the first annual Catskills Wine and Food Festival will be the most talked about event of the season! Festival-goers will be treated to an experience like no other – celebrity chefs, cooking demos, private tastings, a dynamic selection of libations and performances by Lord Huron, The Revivalists, Moon Taxi, and Escort (just to name a few). If you gather 16 of your besties, you can even rent a cabin on-site.
2. Wine Festival at Bethel Woods
Saturday, October 6 – 1-5pm – Savor the finest wines from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lake regions while listening to live music, participating in fun games, and enjoying a food court to satisfy all cravings.
And this year, Bethel Woods added a few unique interactive activities – including a paint & sip session, providing the perfect hand-crafted souvenir to take home.
3. Callicoon Art Walk
Saturday, October 6 – 12-8pm. The Callicoon Art Walk showcases the growing art, music and
retail community in the hamlet of Callicoon on the Delaware. Imagine video projections, outdoor art installations, live music, vendors, a pub crawl, free art workshops, and more.
4.The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Live on Stage
Weekends, October 12-27. Let’s do the time warp again
– live at the Forestburgh Playhouse! In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite
scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Dress in character for added fun!
Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival at Bethel Woods
Saturday, October 13 – 1-5pm. Quench your thirst with a variety of beer, spirits, cider, and mead brought
to you from craft beverage makers across the region. Enjoy festival food, shop artisan wares – there will
be 90+ vendors to explore on the grounds of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Plus, the Spin Doctors
will be playing live – fun for everyone over 21!
6. Halloween Festival
Saturday, October 13 & 20 – 7-10pm | Friday, October 19 – 7-10pm. Are you brave enough to take the Fright Walk on the grounds of the haunted Burn Brae Mansion? If you make it through, enjoy some Shrewd Fox Brewery beer and cider along with food and craft vendors at this Spooktacular Halloween Festival.