Celebrate Food and Farm Day on Saturday at Cold Spring's Glynwood Farm. Photo courtesy of the center
Celebrate Food and Farm Day on Saturday at Cold Spring's Glynwood Farm. Photo courtesy of the center

Weekend Fun: Food and Farm Day, Balloon Festival, Orange County Fair

Summer fun is in full swing throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley, with several summer festivals and fairs offering plenty of weekend fun. This weekend’s headliners include the all-day Pleasantville Music Festival and the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. The real attention-grabber is the annual Hudson Valley Balloon Festival, when the sky is painted with dazzling displays of color and whimsy, but there’s a lot more to this event that makes it worth a visit. 

Several of our top picks this weekend are FREE, including the Bastille Day Celebration and Food and Farm Day. Want more FREE? Check out our roundup of 50+ FREE summer activities, including outdoor concerts and movies under the stars.

Read on for details and for yet more weekend highlights—then explore our Event Calendar for additional options for fun events throughout the weekend and all summer long. Don't forget to consult our July GoList for our top picks for the rest of the month, and follow us on Facebook!


Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6636 Route 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Orange County Fairgrounds
239 Wisner Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale , NY 10583

Glynwood Farm
362 Glynwood Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Parkway Field
Village Lane
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Rye Town Park & Beach
95 Dearborn Avenue
Rye , NY 10580

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY 12520

Ruby Dee Park (in front of New Rochelle downtown public library)
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560

Randall's Island Park
Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge
New York, NY

22 East 60th Street
22 East 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues
New York, NY