Get Crafty This Weekend

2016-08-30_13-25-17The Hudson Valley’s premier art & crafts show takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz NY.

Since our first show Labor Day Weekend, 1982 —the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the United States, and has become “a destination” for the discerning collector of quality art and fine crafts.

At the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair you can experience one of America’s largest variety of art & craft demonstrations, be entertained by the best regionally based musicians, as well as experience the very best the Hudson Valley has to offer in both New York State wines and locally produced handcrafted specialty foods.

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair – 35 years of the best and always getting better.


Hudson Valley RibFest 2016

ar-160819814With Labor Day fast approaching, there are only a few weeks to enjoy a summer barbecue, so don’t pass up the chance to sink your teeth into the Hudson Valley RibFest this weekend at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz.

The event takes place Friday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The ribfest is actually three events in one. It’s a food festival, a music festival and a sanctioned barbecue contest in which the winners can advance to the national finals in Kansas City.

Some 60 teams will be pitting their barbecuing skills against one another in the competition. Along with bragging rights, there will also be $8,500 in prize money to go along with a berth in the national finals.