Capital Apple And Wine Festival | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Capital Apple And Wine Festival


Columbia County Fairgrounds
182 Hudson Ave
Chatham, NY 12037

42.356335 -73.603851

County: Columbia
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 28, 2024, 11:00AM, 11-5
  • September 29, 2024, 11:00AM, 11-5
Detailed Times/Hours 11-5 Saturday and Sunday, Rain or shine, wine tasting 100% indoors.


Event Type Fairs and Festivals Description Sometimes a name fails to describe the event and that is certainly the case with this show. Given that the event was previously owned by Altamont Orchards, apples were and are still an integral part of the show. After parking their cars, customers are ushered into the Fairgrounds that houses arts, crafts, specialty foods, and apples. This serves as the shopping component, and an opportunity for the public to buy directly from the maker. After exiting the Marketplace, one follows a path lined with more booths also offering their wares for sale. Along the way there will be juggling acts and a wandering magician, and even a stage for music. Then, the appetizing cider donuts and cider from the orchard in addition to a dozen food booths and food trucks offering steak, fries, BBQ, potato pancakes, sausage and onions, Mid-Eastern food chicken kebabs, falafel, lemonade, ice cream, pizza, and a lot more. And then the New York Wine and Spirits building and tent, which requires proof of age. where customers receive a commemorative tasting glass and can proceed to sample and taste wines and spirits from 25 NY producers. Usually there is an incredible amount of buying as the customers purchase their favorites. Further along there is a fantastic Kids Zone with bouncy houses, climbing walls, games, bow and arrows, and educational exhibits with live owls and hawks. NOTE: New in 2024 LIVE MIUSIC at 12, 2, and 4 both days.. After all that, there’s the road back, passing all the booths and entertainment, until, finally, The Marketplace barn, making last minute purchases, buying some apples, and heading home after a fun filled day. Organization Hosting the Event StarBird Events Phone Number 802-585-1830


Wine and Spirits Tasting $22 At Gate General Admission $10 Youth 17 and under Free

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: NO

Event Duration (hours): 7 each day.7
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 4

Family Friendly: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: Some of terrain is gravel walkway
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