Plan Your Summer Getaway to the Hudson Valley

Warm weather offers endless outdoor summer fun in Orange County, N.Y.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (May 15, 2018) ”“ Mark your calendars for some unforgettably fun weekends coming up in Orange County, N.Y. An array of outdoor festivals highlights the surrounding Hudson Valley scenery while providing visitors with a sampling of the region’s finest food, drinks and crafts.

Enjoy picturesque hikes or early morning yoga sessions when you extend your visit with an overnight stay at one of the county’s select hotels or cozy inns. The Orange County Tourism staff recommends visiting for a full list of lodging, activities, and attractions.

Upcoming festivals in Orange County, N.Y. include:

RiverFest, Donahue Park, Cornwall-On-Hudson, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ”“ 6:00 p.m.: Enjoy a full day of entertainment, including children’s activities, live music, and a large craft and food fair. Shuttle buses transport visitors from the Cornwall Middle School parking lot to and from the festival. Bring a blanket or chair. 

Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Lower Broadway, Newburgh, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 12:00 ”“ 10:00 p.m.: The 6th Annual Newburgh Illuminated Festival celebrates the City of Newburgh with art, music, dance, poetry, food and much more. This free family-friendly event features three performance stages, vendors, activities for kids and Colorfest, a playful colored powder-throwing event with roots in ancient India.

Earth & Water Festival, Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ”“ 5:00 p.m.: Bring the whole family for a day of environmentally-themed fun and games for children, including baby animals and cute critters. More than 70 local vendors. Bring a lawn blanket for the live music and entertainment all day. Free admission and parking.

Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Artisan Market, Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M Monroe, Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ”“ 5:00 p.m.: Celebrate the amazing honeybee with tastings and sales of a wide range of local, regional and international honeys, plus enjoy gourmet foods and local craft beverages including meads, wines, ciders, spirits and beers. Shop for unique arts, crafts and jewelry from local artisans, and explore the historic Museum Village. Children’s activities include face painting, old-fashioned games and more!

Farm to Fork Fondo, Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, 114 Little York Road, Warwick, Sunday, June 10, 2018, 6:30 a.m. ”“ 6:00 p.m.: Embark on an organized bike ride for all levels that will immerse you in Orange County’s iconic farmlands. Tickets for the post-ride farm barbecue with live music are available to the public, not just riders.

Celtic Festival, Palaia Vineyards, 10 Sweet Clover Road, Highland Mills, Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ”“ 10:00 p.m.: The AOH pipers start the fair with a parade past a line of vendors on the lawn.  Meet the Celtic Warriors on Horseback and enjoy step dancers and live music throughout the day. Beer, wine, mead, cider and more beer will be available all day along with Irish and American food.

Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences available to visitors.

Also visit Orange County Tourism’s innovative and user-friendly new website:

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail or call 845-615-3860.