6 Fun Fall Festivals in the Sullivan Catskills!
Dear EscapeMakers – Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s much to look forward to this Fall. Here are our top 6 picks for Fall Fun in the Sullivan Catskills:
1. The Farmhouse Project’s Makers Market
Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2 – 11am-6pm
This Labor Day Weekend, The Farmhouse Project, a lifestyle blog and home goods brand, are hosting a one-of- a-kind market in a historic barn. The Makers Market, a modern interpretation of the traditional craft fair, will be a unique two-day market of carefully curated artisans from local studios and workshops throughout the region. Along with these local makers, The Arnold House will provide an amazing farm-fresh BBQ and local musicians will create a lively and festive atmosphere with great vibes. A great place to start your holiday shopping – just saying.
2.The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods
Sundays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 11am-4pm
Family fun at its finest! 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvest Festival – which celebrates the bounty, talent and beauty of the Sullivan Catskills. Begin your day with a Farm to Table Brunch in the market sheds; then set up a blanket and listen to live music
in front of the festival stage. Snack on BBQ, kettle corn or hand-cut French fries. Stock up on specialty and prepared foods; bring home farm fresh produce and meat. With a variety of craft and artisan goods, you’re sure to find something new for you or the home. Best part – there’s plenty to occupy the kids… pony rides, a corn maze, and interactive arts and crafts and activities. Admission is free, parking is $3. No pets, please.
3. Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest
Saturday, September 22 – 11am-5pm
Save the bees! In their 4th year, the Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest aims to promote awareness of our declining honeybee population through demonstrations and education. Local and regional vendors will have a variety of bee-related goodies, bee experts will be on hand to answer questions and teach you beekeeping techniques. Dress up as a bee (or as a bear dressed as a bee) to enter the fun costume contest. Delight your taste buds at the honey tasting and visit the shops along Main Street. Family friendly, free admission – make a day of it.
4. National Alpaca Day Festival
Saturday, September 22 – 12pm-4pm
Experience the friendly and lovable ways of the alpacas. Buck
Brook Alpacas will take you on a tour and tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about these cute and cuddly creatures. Enjoy free fiber demos and don’t forget to take a selfie.
5.In the MKNG: The Creativity Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 – 10am-6pm
Celebrate creativity, imagination and inspiration. Gather with a group of folks who love to DIY, create and craft. This hands-on, family-friendly experience is perfect for anyone looking to have some creative fun. Festivities include exciting live demonstrations, interactive activities, charity involvement, craft vendors, food and music. Get your tickets today!
6. Catskills Wine & Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 – 11am-11pm
Shaping up to be the most talked about event of the season, the first annual Catskills Food and Wine Festival is nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Sullivan Catskills and sprawled across a magnificent campground. 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 and Escort (just to name a few). Gather your tribe, get your tickets and make a weekend out of it.