New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 94

From PORT HENRY Station WATERFORD TUGBOAT ROUNDUP September 8–10 Village waterfront, Waterford Boat rides, music, food, vendors and fireworks. Tugboatroundup.com From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station ITALIAFEST September 9 Southside Bridge Street, Amsterdam Italian-style food, music, entertainment, vendors, family fun. Visitmontgomerycountryny.com From AMSTERDAM Station YONKERS RIVERFEST September 10 Downtown waterfront, Yonkers Outdoor celebration with music, games, food and classic cars. Yonkersdowntown.com From YONKERS Station FALL CELEBRATIONS THE GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE September 29–November 12 Croton-on-Hudson More than 7,000 spooky Jack O’Lanterns at historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Hudsonvalley.org/events-blaze From CROTON-HARMON Station FRIGHT FEST-THRILLS BY DAY, CHILLS BY NIGHT September 30–October 29 Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom This famous annual Fright Fest is a kids’ extravaganza by day and a nightmarish thrill ride by night. Sixflags.com MOONLIGHT MAZE October 7–28 Long Acre Farms Nothing says “October” like a corn maze under the stars. Longacrefarms.com events/2442/ moonlight-maze Capital District Scottish Games From ROCHESTER Station OKTOBERFEST WEEKENDS AT HUNTER MOUNTAIN September 23–October 15 Hunter Mountain Beer, food and chainsaw carvings, with free admission. Huntermtn.com/summer/festivals/ oktoberfest/ From HUDSON Station SARATOGA FALL FESTIVAL October 28 Downtown Saratoga Springs The ultimate fall street festival, featuring music, games, food, frights and more. Tourism.saratoga.org/events/details/ saratoga-fall- festival-10-29-2016-2937 From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station WARWICK APPLEFEST October 1 Downtown Warwick Apple pie contests, cider and apple picking celebrate autumn’s sweet fruit. Warwickapplefest.com From POUGHKEEPSIE Station SPOOKTACULAR October 28-29 Utica Zoo, Utica Trick-or-treat, games and crafts to support Utica Zoo. Uticazoo.org From UTICA Station 101ST ANNUAL TROY TURKEY TROT November 23 4th Street, Troy Over a century’s worth of tradition packed in 5K or 10K races. Troyturkeytrot.com From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station MACY’S THANKSGIVING PAR ADE November 24 Midtown NYC Holiday kick-off with Broadway Fright Fest-Thrills By Day, performers, balloons and Santa. Chills By Night Social.macys.com/parade From NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA Station OUTDOOR ICE SKATING December 2–March 12 Empire State Plaza Under brilliant sunshine or glowing stars, enjoy the state’s best outdoor skating. Winter.empirestateplaza.org From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station WINTER WALK December 2 Warren Street, Hudson Meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, dine and shop at festive holiday stalls. Hudsonoperahouse.org From HUDSON Station TROY VICTORIAN STROLL December 3 Downtown Troy The Northeast’s largest free holiday festival, with over 100 live performances. victorianstroll.com From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station GREAT TR AIN EXTR AVAGANZA December 4 Empire State Plaza, Albany Hundreds of vendors offer all things train related. Gtealbany.com From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station WINTER CELEBRATIONS SINTERKLAAS SEND-OFF CELEBR ATION AND FESTIVAL November 25; December 2 Kingston Waterfront; Village of Rhinebeck Popular Dutch-themed parade and celebration of children, art and winter. Sinterklaashudsonvalley.com From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station 92 | New York By Rail TEATOWN’S HUDSON RIVER EAGLEFEST February 10, 2018 Croton Point Park, Teatown Lake Reservation Eagle watching, guided bird walks, family fun. Teatown.org From CROTON-HARMON Station LAKE GEORGE WINTER CARNIVAL February weekends 2018 Various outdoor locations, Lake George A bonfire, outhouse races, motorcycle races, cook-offs. Lakegeorgewintercarnival.com From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station Amtrak.com GREAT PORT HENRY LABOR DAY CELEBR ATION September 3 Main Street, Port Henry Annual fireworks, parades, regatta and more. Porthenrymoriah.com