We were right when we said summer 2021 was going to be the best season yet. It seems that more events, concerts, and festivals are happening again. Communities are coming together to bring more events and happenings in our area.

A town in Orange County is excited to be back after 2020. Have you ever heard about Goshen’s Historic Track Harness Racing? If you are known about Goshen, then you would understand why some folks have jockeys in their front yard. Goshen also has their painted trotters to represent the history behind this little town.

They are welcoming the community back for their 111th year of harness racing. This event will take place for 3 days and includes fun for the entire family.

Races will begin at 1 pm every day and gates opening at 11:30pm. The entry fee is only $5 and kids under 12 are free. On July 2nd, the Landmark Stake Races will take place. On July 3rd, you will experience the New York Excelsior Races and 3-Year-Old Pacers and C.K.G Billings. For the last day, July 4th, the Excelsior Races and Trotters will be there along with the Hall of Fame Race and Track Photography by Geri Schwarz.

While visiting this 3 day event in Goshen, here are a few hot spots to check out in this town.

Pharmacy Kitchen and Bar

Known for their local craft spirits, neon lights aesthetic and date ambiance, Pharmacy Kitchen and Bar is right in the village of Goshen. If you’re in the mood to head here after the races, its only a short walk away.

Catherine’s Restaurant

Catherine’s is known as a family restaurant, nestled in the village of Goshen. It has that feel good vibe for the entire family with a restaurant and bar. If you’re feeling their coconut shrimp or warm apple crisp, head on over there after.

Howell's & Sunflower Café

This is one of my favorite spots in the Hudson Valley. Sunflower Café has that small town feel to it with friendly staff members. They have anything from breakfast to lunch, quesadillas to smoothies. If you need a refresher, head on over to the café to cool off.

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