From carnival rides to aircraft exhibits, roving robots to square dancing, there’s a broad assortment of family fun in store this weekend in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.
The headline event is the Dutchess County Fair, returning for the 174th time with amusement rides, carnival games, livestock competitions, a petting zoo, and loads more. Whether your idea of quality entertainment is live music or racing pigs, this fair has it all.
The Summer Hoot is a hoot indeed, with three days of old-school appeal in the form of square dancing, blacksmithing demos, performances, children’s theater, and more for all ages. Those interested in history and the military might enjoy General Washington on the Hudson: The Battle of Stony Point, while fans of feats can be dazzled by aerial maneuvers, parachute jumps, and more at the New York Air Show.
But these are just the beginning! Read on for more of our top picks for the coming weekend. For more summer fun in and around Westchester, look no further than our Event Calendar, where you'll find many more great ways to enjoy the rest of August with your family—many of which are FREE.