Catskills Columbus Day Weekend Events

Fall is in full swing now and the leaves are turning vibrant colors of reds, oranges and yellows. The air is crisp and nights are cozy. This Columbus Day weekend, you can begin to celebrate all that is autumn. It seems like literally every event is occurring this weekend, bringing these sleepy towns to life and full of energy. It will certainly be hard to choose which to attend–or maybe perhaps, you can attend them all.

Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest
Date: Saturday, October 8 from 11am-5pm
Where: Narrowsburg, NY
Cost: Free
Town will be buzzing with bee-themed activities and local merchants will sell their goods. Make sure to pick up some local honey (it’s delicious and is known to alleviate seasonal allergies). Check out the parade which includes the Wallenpaupack Area High School marching band and then at 4 PM, head over to the Narrowsburg Union and be a part of breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as bees.

Callicoon Art Walk
Dates: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9
Where: Callicoon, NY
Cost: Free
The arts-centric town will be host to more than 70 artists represented at over 40 locations as well as performances, pop-up galleries and video projections. Make art in the Callicoon Creek Park with activities for all ages.

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Photo Courtesy: Hasbrouck House

Field and Supply
Dates: Friday, October 7, Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9
Where: Hashbrouck House in Stone Ridge, NY
Cost: $10 daily ticket
This modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair presents a carefully curated selection of goods. This year, the location is at the new Hasbrouck House, a renovated 18th century Dutch Colonial stone mansion. In addition to the exhibitors, there are food and drinks from the area, live music, a roster of workshops, cocktail parties, private dinners and more.

Honesdale Harvest and Heritage Days
Dates: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9
Where: Honesdale, PA
Cost: Free
Honesdale is quintessential small town America, our very own Stars Hollow (the fictional town from Gilmore Girls) if you will. This event celebrates our farming heritage and the bountiful harvest it brings. Vendors will line Main Street and various events will go on throughout the day. Don’t miss the animals dressed in Halloween costumes in “Pets on Pawrade.”

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Photo Courtesy: Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival
Date: Saturday, October 8 from 1-5pm
Where: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts market sheds, Bethel, NY
Cost: $40 General Admission, $15 Designated Driver Ticket, $75 VIP Ticket
Beer lovers, rejoice! You can sample brews from over 20 breweries from across the region, including Ithaca Beer Co., Ommegang, Lagunitas, as well as local breweries Callicoon Brewing Co., Roscoe Beer Co. and Shrewd Fox Brewery. Another huge draw is the music–Big Mean Sound Machine and John Brown’s Body are playing.

Barryville Pumpkin Fest
Date: Saturday, October 8 from 11am-5pm
Where: Behind the Carriage House, Barryville, NY
Cost: Free
This fun and whimsical event has a bevy of contests, from pie-eating to costumes to a bake-off. Drink your pumpkin spice latté (just kidding, there’s no Starbucks anywhere near here), carve a pumpkin and pick up some pumpkin pie. Arts, live music, vendors and food round out this festival.

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Photo Courtesy: Jeffersonville, NY

Jeffersonville Founder’s Day
Date: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9
Where: Jeffersonville, NY
Cost: Free
A two-day celebration of Jeffersonville’s German and Swiss Heritage packed with artisan vendors. Live music and delicious German and Swiss food and treats served at all Main Street restaurants. October 8th kicks off with BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Race at Mill Pond. October 9th opens with other contests and the Grand Parade at 1pm.

NACL Lakewood House
Dates: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9; tours at 7, 8, and 9 pm
Where: NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, NY
Cost: $20
The countdown to Halloween has begun. Get in the spooky spirit with “The Spirits of Lakewood House,” a site-specific performance in an historic Catskills vacation house. The audience encounters the spirits that once inhabited the old boarding house rooms from 1920-1960. A Sullivan County “Sleep No More.”