The Dutchess County Fair – An August Tradition

Yesterday was our 10th visit to the annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. Since 1842 the fair has been the largest in New York State and has been held on at its current location in Rhinebeck since the 1950s.  The fairgrounds are home to not only the 6-day fair but to other events throughout the year including a popular antiques fair, car shows and the Sheep and Wool festival that takes place every October. Rhinebeck’s 170-acre fairgrounds are {Read More}

Great Places to Pick Your Own Blueberries Near New York City

We are deep in the midst of blueberry season here in the northeast and blueberry picking is one of our best-loved annual summer outings.  Of all of the pick-your-own activities, picking blueberries is my favorite.  If you time it right you are rewarded with handfuls of ripe berries that cascade off the bushes with the slightest touch of your fingers.  Blueberry picking is also very kid-friendly, with bushes filled with fruit that is right at eye-level.  Blueberries aren’t heavy like {Read More}