October Events in Rockland County

by JRock on September 30, 2011

October is just around the corner, and what a great time to enjoy the Hudson Valley. With apple orchards, street fairs, festivals, parades, and great fall hikes with wonderful views of the fall foliage, there’s sure to be something for everyone here in Rockland County.

Apple Orchards:

Apple Picking at Dr Davies Farm, Congers, NY
From: September 5-November 11:10am-4:30pm.
845-268-7020 drdaviesfarm.com

Apple Picking at The Orchards of Conklin 2 South Mountain Rd, Pomona
Weekends only September 11-October 23. 10am-5pm
845-354-0369  theorchardsatconklin.com

Festivals, Parades, Street Fairs:

Oktoberfest
Weekends continuing through
October 1, 2011 – October 30, 2011
12:00 – 6:00pm
at Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive. September 17, 18, 24, 25 and October 1 12pm-6pm.

Hillburn Day 2011
October 1, 2011
Rides, crafts and games for children, live music, food tasting, bingo, horseshoes and much more. A detailed schedule of events is available at Hillburn Village Hall. Oct.2 Rain Date. For more information, call 845-357-2036.

Pearl River Day 2011
October 1, 2011
10:00 – 5:00pm
Street Festival including shopping, live bands and DJ, lots of children’s activities and community group performances. For more information:  www.pearlriverny.org

Traubenfest
Ocotber 2, 2011
1:00 – 6:30PM.
This event is rain or shine. German Masonic Park Fairgrounds, 89 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983.  See our article on this local classic event.

Congers Valley Cottage Rotary Italian Festival
October 2, 2011
11:00 – 6:00pm
A daylong event featuring live entertainment and delicious Italian specialties from popular local restaurants awaits with tempting menus of Pizza, Sausage & Peppers, Pasta, Meatballs, Hero sandwiches, cannoli’s, zeppoles, biscotti, Italian ices and so much more. Free admission and near by parking with convenient shuttle service are available. A rain date of October 16th is scheduled. Location: Congers Station Park, Burnside Avenue and Lake Road.

Columbus Day Parade
October 2, 2011
1:00 – 4:00pm
Parade will start at Pfeizer Parking Lot, 401 North Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY and will end at Macy’s Parking Lot, Rte. 59, Nanuet, NY. Senator David Carlucci will be the Grand Marshal.

Boondock’s 20th Anniversary Event
October 2, 2011
12:00 – 5:00pm
Enjoy live music from the Jug Addicts, food, balloons, giveaways.  Free.  486 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY. For more information call Boondocks, 845-365-2221

Highlands Bluegrass Festival
October 2, 2011
Featured artists include radio DJ Carol Beaugard and the Blue Express. There’s also a craft fair, chili cook-off and a restoration raffle. For more information, go to www.friendsofharmonyhall.org.

Fall Festival
October 2, 2011
12:00 – 6:00pm
The Historical Society of Rockland County’s Fall Festival includes exhibits, games, crafts, food and activities for all ages.  Features apple cider, apples and produce, Old cars, quilts, model airplanes, drummers’ summit , storytellers. You can also See the Ghost Army exhibit and army reenactors.  Admission:  Adults $7.00; Children $3.00.
Location: 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY
For more information call the Historical Society of Rockland 845-634-9629

Nyack’s Famous Street Fair
October 9, 2011
10:00 – 5:00pm
Fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography and ceramics; Live entertainment, festival food, inflatables and more; Presented by ACADA, the Arts, Crafts & Antiques Dealers Association. Location: Downtown Main St. & Broadway, Nyack

Suffern Car Show
October 15, 2011
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Antique Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, Lafayette Avenue.

Pumpkin Day
October 15, 2011
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Music, bounce castle, face painting, pick your pumpkin from the patch and decorate it- fun family day. Location: Clark Recreation Center
Call 357-6100 for additional information.

Harvest Festival
October 16, 2011
2:00 – 5:00pm
There will be rides, crafts, entertainment, food and more. Rain Date: Oct.23 Location: Manny Welder Park

Halloween Events:

Nyack Halloween Parade
October 22, 20114:00 – 9:00pmThe parade will step off at 5:30 pm. Route: South on Piermont Ave, West on Cedar Hill Ave, North on Broadway to Main St, West on Main St to Franklin, and South on Franklin to Artopee Way. The parade will end at our Halloween Stage in the Nyack Municipal Parking Lot at Riverspace. Rain date: October 23.
For additional parade information, or go to http://www.nyackchamber.org

Haunted House @ Torne Valley
October 28, 2011
6:00 – 8:00pm
Walk the haunted house, make creepy crafts, and you can win prizes for best costumes.
Location: Torne Valley Rec Center

Halloween Parade
Sunday Oct 30, 2011
Parade sets off from the corner of Orange & Lafayette Avenues, at 2:00 pm

Masquerade Ball at GAGA
October 30, 2011
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.- Midnight
Dress up in your scariest, funniest, most outrageous costume for the Halloween Party of the year. Live music, dancing, beer and wine bar, and maybe even a run through the Haunted Were-House! $12 per person. All proceeds will help fund GAGA’s arts and education program.
Location: GAGA Arts Center, 55 Railroad Ave., Garnerville.
Tickets: at 845-947-7108. Tickets also available at the door or www.gagaartscenter.org
Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information visit www.gagaartscenter.org

Haunted Were-house
Oct. 30 — Oct. 31
Saturday, 2 p.m.- 7 p.m. & Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Haunted House – not for the “faint” of heart, Boo House- for the little ones, Music, Storytelling, and Pumpkin Carving, Hot apple cider and holiday treats. To complete the adventure, there will be ghost stories, music, dancing and holiday treats.
Prices are $7 for children under 4, $10 for kids up to 14, and $15 for everyone else. Bring the whole family (up to 4 children and 2 adults) for only $45.00.
For more information call GAGA Arts Center at 845-947-7108
Tickets also available at the door or www.gagaartscenter.org

Annual Haunted House
Oct. 30 – Oct. 31
Saturday, 1:00 – 8pm, Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The event is free and features a haunted walk-through (non-scary if you prefer) and a party room with games for our younger visitors. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Stony Point Ambulance building, 6 Lee Ave., Stony Point.
For further information visit http://stonypointems.com or call (845) 786-5990.

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