Harvest festival, Pow Wow top kids' weekend events in the Hudson Valley
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Families can get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather this weekend at a Native American Pow Wow, and a festival celebrating the harvest. Find all the details here.
Saturday-Sunday: Native American Pow Wow in Yorktown Heights
Youngsters can ride a pony, see a tipi raising, taste a buffalo burger or venison stew and visit a birds of prey at this all-ages festival hosted by the not-for-profit Red Hawk Native American Arts Council. Experience an exciting day of authentic Native American cuisine, music, dance, crafts and more.
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23
Info: Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights; 914-245-4434; fdrpowwow2012.eventbrite.com; $12 one-day admission or $19 for a two-day pass, $7 one-day admission or $10 for a two-day pass for children 6-12 and seniors, free for children 5 and under; $8 parking; visit the website for bus information
Saturday-Sunday: Hudson Valley Harvest Festival in New Paltz
Kids can have their faces painted like a scarecrow, jump in the bounce house, compete in a sweet corn “Shuck Off” or try their luck at “Bessie Bingo” at this family-friendly agricultural festival. Future chefs can try hands-on culinary activities like learning to make traditional corn tortillas and apple snacks, and crafty kids can make paper bag turkeys and friendship bracelets. Enjoy live music, tasty treats and more at this celebration to benefit Family of Woodstock Inc. and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23
Info: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz; 845-340-3990 or 845-331-7080; www.hudsonvalleyharvestfestival.com; $5; $3 for children 5-13, free for children under 5