New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 92

WOODSTOCK- NEW PALTZ ARTS & CR AFTS FAIRS May 27–29 and September 2–4 Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz A longstanding, vibrant juried crafts show of 300 artisans on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. From POUGHKEEPSIE Station COUNTRY LIVING FAIR June 2–4 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck Over 200 vendors selling food, crafts, home items and flowers. Fort Ticonderoga HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND July 1–4 Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Reenactment of the historic battles of the summer of 1777. From TICONDEROGA Station FORT WILLIAM HENRY’S 260TH ANNIVERSARY August 25–27 Battlefield Park, Woodpark Reenactment of historical day; dinner served beside a campfire. From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station HONOR AMERICA DAYS CELEBR ATION July 28–29 Fort Stanwix A citywide celebration; parade, fireworks and Symphoria Symphony concert. From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL June 10–11 Allentown Historic Preservation District, Buffalo Over 400 artists and vendors offer handcrafted works. From BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET Station MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS FESTIVAL June 27–July 2 Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute, Utica Free arts festival with sidewalk galleries, live music, classic cars and more. From UTICA Station From ROME Station BATTLE OF CARILLON COMMEMOR ATION July 8 Fort Ticonderoga Stand where soldiers fought the Battle of Carillon in 1758. From TICONDEROGA Station VOTETILLA July 16–22 Various locations, Rochester Celebrate the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. From ROCHESTER Station CANALFEST AT MABEE FARM July 15 Mabee Farm Historic Site Celebrating the Erie Canal’s bicentennial, a day of free, educational fun. Country Living Fair AMERICU SYR ACUSE ARTS & CR AFTS FESTIVAL July 28–30 Columbus Circle, Syracuse Annual showcase of craftspeople, artists and performers. From SYRACUSE Station PARK AVENUE SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL August 5–6 Park Avenue, Rochester This popular festival attracts 250,000 people annually. From ROCHESTER Station WGNA WORLD’S LARGEST YARD SALE August 5 Saratoga County Fairgrounds Over 250 vendors selling everything from household items to handmade arts and crafts. From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station M & T BANK CLOTHESLINE FESTIVAL September 9–10 The Strong Museum, Rochester Rochester’s largest craft fair features nearly 400 artists. From ROCHESTER Station O+ FESTIVAL October 6–8 Various locations, Uptown Kingston This hybrid arts/wellness/music festival is now a national phenomenon. From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station BASILICA FARM & FLEA November 25–27 Basilica, Hudson The “anti-Black Friday big-sister goddess” showcases Hudson Valley artisans. From HUDSON Station FLOWERS & GARDENS LIGHTSCAPES: A SPRINGTIME GARDEN FANTASY April 28–May 28, selected dates Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson Amazing nighttime display of light, sound, sculpture and special effects. From CROTON-HARMON Station ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL May 12–21 Highland Park, Rochester A 10-day celebration of spring through music, flowers and art. Rochesterevents.com_lilac-festival From SCHENECTADY Station From ROCHESTER Station THE BURNING OF KINGSTON October 13–15 In 1777, British troops set fire to this town. Reenact and celebrate American resilience. ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL May 13–14 Washington Park, Albany Albany’s signature spring event features over 100,000 tulips, music and arts and crafts. From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station 90 | New York By Rail LIVING ARTS & CRAFTS