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Fall fest, parade and more in Rockland County this weekend
Rockland County residents who want to head out for a day of fun have a lot of options this weekend. With events happening throughout the county this Sunday, visitors can spend the day at one, or if they're feeling adventurous, try to visit them all.
If you're looking to mix a little education in with your fun, the Fall Family Festival, presented by the Rockland Historical Society, is the place to be. Families can step back in time and learn about what life was like in the 1800s on the grounds of the Jacob Blauvelt House in New City. Visitors will be able to learn the skills of wool carding and writing with a quill. There will also be demonstrations on sewing, quilting, candlemaking and blacksmithing. Pony rides will also be available for two hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Finally, Mother Nature literally rained on the parade at most Columbus Day events last week, but there's still a chance to celebrate the holiday at the Rockland County Columbus Day Parade. The annual event, which will be held in Tappan, is set to begin at 1 p.m. at Washington Square. The parade will complete its run at the Masonic Fairgrounds with a festival.
IF YOU GO:
Fall Family Festival: 20 Zukor Rd., New City, 845-634-9629, rocklandhistory.org; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14; $7 adults, $3 children, seniors and members
Columbus Day Parade: Washington Street and Carol Lane, Tappan, rocklandtourism.com; 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14; free