Fall festivals will be taking place in cities and small towns across the country. Plan a trip to New York State’s Hudson Valley during the autumn months and you’ll find breathtaking views, endless outdoor activities and numerous annual festivals. Fall is hands down one of our favorite times of year. Visit back to our blog regularly as we give you an inside look into the most popular and enjoyable things to do near our bed and breakfast. In nearby Warwick, NY, the Applefest is about to make its appearance yet again and we’d love to have you come for a weekend getaway and check it out!
Apples, apples, and more apples is the name of the game come October in the quaint town of Warwick. Located just over a half-hour away from our inn, Warwick is in the in the southwest part of Orange County and boasts a small-town charm surrounded by wineries, orchards and farm markets. The very popular Applefest started in 1989 and has grown to attract tens of thousands of visitors. It is now the region’s largest festival and one of the top fall festivals in the country. This festival brings locals and travelers back year after year to sample the mid-Hudson’s bountiful harvest. Applefest is literally every kind of festival you’d want rolled into one. Take a celebration of food, music, art, carnival, a harvest fest, in a great town and there you have Applefest. This year, the festivities will be taking place Sunday, October 6th.
What can you expect at Applefest?
- Over 200 juried crafters will be set up selling their wares
- Dozens of food vendors to satisfy your hunger (Think brisket sandwiches, kettle corn, homemade lemonade, sweets, and of course everything apple!)
- Music & entertainment at several locations
- Farmer’s market
- Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices will be for sale afterwards!)
- Stroll the quaint streets and visit the Village shops, restaurants & businesses
There are actually six local orchards that comprise the Warwick Valley Apple Trail, an anchor group for the festival. You can read about the apple trail here. Come and enjoy a fantastic getaway to the Hudson Valley. We can promise you’ll leave full of memories and anticipating your return! Book online directly through our website for guaranteed best rates or contact us anytime for more information.