Festival and fairgoers look forward to their favorite events every year, it's a time of community and celebration. Local fairs and festivals allow residents to connect with friends, meet new people and learn about new businesses in the area.

I enjoy getting freshly squeezed lemonade along with fried dough at fairs and festivals every season. The thrill of the rides, excitement of games and live music make attending these traditional events a great memory every time.

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In Orange County, NY The 8th Annual Moon Festival took place while Ulster County, NY had a record-breaking event with a grammy-award-winning country artist.

The Ulster County Fair made a post on social media in regard to the fair season of 2023 in New Paltz, NY.

"🎉ATTENDANCE RECORD🎉 This year’s Ulster County Fair shattered previous attendance records. We want to thank our “fair family” for all of your support. See you in 2024! #ulstercountyfair #dreamlandamusements #kleinsentertainment #cce_ulster #grandhollowoldtimepowerassociation"

A major music festival within the Hudson Valley took place in August 2023 in Sullivan County, NY. The Catbird Music Festival happened at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, on the historic grounds of the Woodstock Festival of 1969, it was groovy!

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A Popular New York State Festival Was Canceled Due To "Insurmountable Hurdles"

On Facebook, an announcement was about the cancellation of a popular festival in New York State.

The Taste of the Catskills Festival made the following announcement via Facebook,

"We are disappointed to announce that we will not be able to hold Taste of the Catskills Festival this year. We encountered too many insurmountable hurdles."


"Our friends at Maple Shade Farm, host of the festival, are cooking up an event that weekend. We will post more details when we know them. We plan to be back better than ever in 2024!"

The Taste of the Catskills has taken place every Columbus Day Weekend since 2010. 

What Makes The Taste Of The Catskills Festival Special?

The Taste of the Catskills Festival is known for being a family-friendly outing that,

"showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of our region."

"With a variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants, attendees learn how food travels from farm to fork during a fun-filled autumn weekend on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm in Delhi."

The Taste of the Catskills Festival has a lot of activities for children along with puppets and a sea theater on site. Workshops at this festival would highlight cooking, farming, brewing and more to teach festivalgoers about life on the farm.

The Taste of the Catskills Festival was going to take place at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, NY.

How Did Residents React To The News Of The Canceled Taste Of The Catskills Festival?

The Taste Of The Catskills Festival page made a post on Facebook about how this popular event is canceled. With over 51 comments, 23+ shares and 122+ reactions, festival attendees didn't hold back on how they felt about the news.

The following quotes are from the comments section of The Taste Of The Catskills Facebook page and a recent post.

"Awwww we will miss the traditional fun but we understand. Looking forward to the new adventures. 😎"


"We have so many good memories of that festival. We will miss going this year "


"Looking forward to seeing the venue👌🏻👒"


"We love that festival... so sorry😥😥😥"


What Festivals Will Take Place In New York State This Fall?

The 26th Annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival will take place on October 15, 2023, from 10 am- 5 pm. There is free admission available for kids under 12, otherwise, it's only $5 per person.

The Rosendale International Pickle Festival will be at a new location. Be sure to visit this festival at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY. The Rosendale International Pickle Festival will include a pickle-eating contest on-site, save your appetite!

A Hudson Valley, fan-favorite local pickle company will be making a special appearance at this festival. Their freshly made, mouthwatering pickle products have made it to local retailers and festivals. Keep an eye out for the popular Corey's Pickles and their unique options available onsite.

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival will take place on September 30, 2023, and October 1, 2023, at the Cantine Memorial Complex in Saugerties, NY. On September 30, 2023 the hours will be 10am-6pm and for October 1, 2023, the hours will be 10am-5pm.

The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival will allow guests to experience wearable garlic crowns by Rockerbox Spice Co. The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival will have the option for guests to view a chef cooking demo on-site.

The Ulster County SPCA will have homemade dog biscuits, cat treats, catnip pillows, and more on-site. All of the profits will go towards The Ulster County SPCA. Stop by their booth which will be located at B2.

Which New York state festival or fair is your favorite to attend? Let us know more below.

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