Enjoy good-ol'-fashioned fair fun at the Otisville Country Fair this weekend. Photo courtesy of the event
Enjoy good-ol'-fashioned fair fun at the Otisville Country Fair this weekend. Photo courtesy of the event

Weekend Fun: Country Fair, Beacon Corn Festival, Movie on the Beach

Here’s hoping you’re staying in town this weekend, ’cause there’s plenty for families to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley!

The South Salem Fire Department's Carnival is in town, featuring rides, games, and food, as is the Otisville Country Fair, which offers distinctive twists like a chainsaw competition and a cast-iron frying-pan toss. Join a citizen-scientist project at the Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count, or join Hudson River–​philes at the Beacon Corn Festival. Ready to abandon yourself to summer? Take in a nighttime movie on the beach and don’t worry about the sand in your shoes.

Read on for more details on our top weekend picks—many of which are FREE. Planning the rest of the summer? Check out our August GoList for our top picks for the month. And remember to check out the extensive weekday and weekend events listed in our Event Calendar!


340 Finchville Turnpike
Otisville, NY 10963

Kathryn Davis RiverWalk Center
Kingsland Point Park
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

South Salem Fire House
1190 Route 35
South Salem, NY 10590

Hammond Museum
28 Deveau Road
North Salem, NY 10560

Harbor Island Park, Stephen E. Johnston Beach
123 Mamaroneck Avenue Boston Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Beacon Riverfront Park
Beacon, NY 12508

Rosendale Theatre
408 Main Street
Rosendale, NY 12472

Central Park Great Hill
106th Street and Central Park West
New York, NY

Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Place and West Street
New York, NY