Posts tagged "Ulster County Fairgrounds"
Women drummers celebrate music, trees in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Women drummers celebrate music, trees in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas   A prayer went out over the intercom at Ulster County Fairgrounds last Sunday, directing each person to turn their spirituality’s focus to the four cardinal directions — north, south, east and west. A shrill, warbling cry of song and prayer — steeped in Native American and African customs —...
A classic harvest festival

A classic harvest festival

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Under a clear blue sky at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, festivalgoers perused produce, checked out livestock, and enjoyed the entertainment at the second-ever Hudson Valley Harvest Festival last weekend. As the chilly autumn winds whipped around them at the edge of the fairgrounds, children ran to the Port Ewen Fire...
Hudson Valley Harvest Fest returns to New Paltz Sept. 21-22

Hudson Valley Harvest Fest returns to New Paltz Sept. 21-22

Celebrate the Hudson Valley’s rich agricultural bounty and more at the second annual Hudson Valley Harvest Festival (HVHF) on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. Gates open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event...
Tickets on sale now for 23rd annual Taste of New Paltz

Tickets on sale now for 23rd annual Taste of New Paltz

College students are back and summer festival time is winding down in the Hudson Valley, but Labor Day weekend doesn’t spell the end of the festivities by any means — especially in New Paltz, where one of the year’s most highly anticipated events traditionally occurs in mid-September. We’re talking, of course, about the Taste of...
Hudson Valley RibFest returns to Ulster County Fairgrounds

Hudson Valley RibFest returns to Ulster County Fairgrounds

Rib-lovers from around the country will soon descend upon the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz for the ninth annual Hudson Valley RibFest slated for Aug. 16, 17 and 18. The event, organized by the Highland Rotary Club, draws upwards of 10,000 to 12,000 people each year, according to Claire Costantino, who volunteers as the...
Ulster County Fair is the ticket to old-time fun (with photo gallery)

Ulster County Fair is the ticket to old-time fun (with photo gallery)

Photos by rich corozine   The Ulster County Fair was held once again last week at its home since 1967, the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. There was a lot to do — pig racing, jugglers, a draft horse show, wool spinning and weaving demos, tractor competitions, dog drills, a livestock auction, fireworks, wood...
New Paltz Rotary presents family fun day at fairgrounds on April 22

New Paltz Rotary presents family fun day at fairgrounds on April 22

New Paltz Rotary will host a family fun day at the Ulster County Fairgrounds off Libertyville Road on Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will center on various trucks and equipment that are utilized by local emergency service organizations, businesses, fuel operators and more. “The Rotary is a service organization,...