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August in the Hudson Valley

We are nearing the end of July with another rainy/stormy day…in fact, scattered storms for the next 5 days bringing us into August.  So with June being one of the wetest June’s, July being a mixture of rain and actual “summer” I am already starting to look forward to August with hope!

I am hopeful that there will be nice weekends so we can get back to a few of our special “day-trips” (those of you that follow my blog know how much my honey and I love our “day-trips”).

Here are a few things we may consider for our August day-trips:

August 2 is Tomato Day at in Rhinebeck Farmers Market in (of course) Rhinebeck NY – did you know that?  And staying true to my blog title, I am “wondering” what is tomato day? The farmers market in on 59th East Market Street in Rhinebeck and is held every Sunday from May through November 10AM-2PM – local produce, music, meeting new friends – sounds like fun!

(image from Rhinebeck Farmers Market blog).

August 2nd, 9th and 16th we may consider doing Bannerman Island Cruise/Walking Tour provided by Hudson River Adventurers.  Bannerman Island is truly a unique place to visit along the Hudson

(image thanks to Thom Johnson for the still photography)

August 22nd try the Hudson Valley Reggae Fest from 12 noon to 8:00pm at Croton Point Park.  Early bird tickets cost $25 otherwise price will be $40 at the gate.   The event is a day-long family-oriented event featuring well-known local and international Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin and World Music entertainment along with a variety of food, craft vendors and more.

If you are a cyclists then this is for you, August 11-16 the 5th Annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal – enjoy 6 days / 200 miles of cycling through the beautiful Hudson Valley (sorry I personally do not cycle but if I did this sounds like fun!).

August 14, 15 & 16 – Highland Rotary Club 5th Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY.

Delicious rib barbequingphoto from HudsonValleyRibFest.org

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