Summer Fairs and Festivals to Check Out in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

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

Summer fairs and festivals in Westchester and the Hudson Valley offer an abundance of ways to party al fresco this summer. While outdoor fun can reliably be found at area beaches or campgrounds, the region's staged outdoor entertainment options are wide-ranging, including picnic-blanket music festivals and cultural-heritage feasts. There are also longstanding agricultural fairs that offer everything from carnival rides to racing pigs. Below, we’ve gathered 20 summer festivals worth adding to your calendar.

Many of the great local festivals are back after being on hiatus since 2019, including the Pleasantville Music Festival, Fol de Rol County Fair, and the Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Also back this year is the Ukrainian Heritage Festival, where proceeds benefit Ukrainian relief organizations.

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Free Outreach Performance by Lyra Music Students
Boscobel House and Gardens - 10:00 AM Pick
Butterfly Arbor Opening Weekend
Greenburgh Nature Canter - 10:00 AM Pick
Family Fun Days at the Pool
Willson's Waves (and additional locations) - 12:00 PM Pick
Pops and Patriots
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts - 4:00 PM Pick
Village of Mamaroneck Fireman's Carnival
Harbor Island Park - 6:45 PM Pick
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