From carnival rides to blacksmithing demos, horseshoe tournaments, and more, 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 173rd time, which retains its cultural richness 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, juggling workshops, folksy performances, children’s theater, and more for all ages. Or kids can get their musical fix rocking out to Tom Petty with music, stories, and games.
For cultural enrichment, the annual Moonviewing Concert explores Japanese customs, while those interested in the military and history might enjoy the return of Living History: Military Reenactment Day.
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.