Travel back in time to Elizabethan England and enjoy 30 acres of games, rides, arts, crafts, food music, and dance at the New York Renaissance Faire. Photo courtesy of the faire
Travel back in time to Elizabethan England and enjoy 30 acres of games, rides, arts, crafts, food music, and dance at the New York Renaissance Faire. Photo courtesy of the faire

Summer Fairs and Festivals in Westchester and the Hudson Valley in 2021

Summer is on its way, and with it comes the joy of beaches, vacations, camping, and loads of outdoor fun. Another highlight of summer is the abundance of fairs and festivals in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, which include picnic-blanket music festivals, cultural-heritage feasts, and steeped-in-history agricultural fairs that offer everything from carnival rides to racing pigs. Below, we’ve gathered 12 summer festivals worth adding to your calendar.

Alas, not all annual festivals are back on track for 2021. Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival is going virtual this year. Others, such as the Pleasantville Music Festival, will return in 2022. For those events that are happening, keep in mind, capacity limits make tickets hard to come by, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Home of the 'Legend'
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - 10:00 AM Pick
New York Renaissance Faire
Sterling Forest - 10:00 AM Pick
Harvest Festival
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 11:00 AM Pick
Fall in the Pond
Teatown Lake Reservation - 11:00 AM Pick
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