Here are the 2017 dates for consumer travel shows at which Dutchess Tourism plans to exhibit. Consider partnering with us at one or more of these exciting travel showcases! It’s great to interact one-on-one with potential visitors. Find out what persuades travelers, what motivates their destination choices, and what they look for in a weekend escape or longer getaway. Make sure your materials get into the hands of your target market and travelers actively seeking new destinations for 2017! Each event is available for limited partnerships on a first come, first served basis.

January 14-15, 2017: Washington, DC Travel & Adventure Show, Washington, DC. Limited partners: $450 per partner investment. Each partner may work the booth on Saturday or Sunday.

January 27-29, 2017: New York Times Travel Show, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, NYC. Dutchess Tourism booth located in I Love New York tourism aisle. Limited partners: $600 per partner investment. Each partner may work a 4-6 hour shift over the 3-day event.

May 6, 2017: Hartford Courant & FOX CT TV Daytrips & Destinations Travel & Family Fun Expo, Southington, CT. Limited partners: $200 per partner investment. Each partner may work the booth.

August, October, November, & December 2017: For partners looking to promote to the group tour market. Group Tour Co-Op ads planned for Group Tour Magazine & Byways Magazine advertising in 2017 are limited to 20 partners at $250/ partner. Be a part of the Dutchess Tourism brand!
Contact [email protected].

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, member of Arts Mid-Hudson and civic leaders honored this year’s recipients at a reception held recently at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls. It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Awards, founded by then-Dutchess County Executive Lucille Pattison, to recognize the individuals and institutions contributing to the area’s artistic quality. Photo by Lori Adams.

  • Arts Organization Award: Howland Chamber Music Circle
  • Business/Corporation Award: The Moviehouse
  • Arts in Education Award: Meredith Heuer
  • Individual Artist Award: Marva Clark
  • Award for Art in Public Places: The Culinary Institute of America
  • Patron Award: Marlene Golia
  • Special Citation Individual Award:Patrick Madden
  • Special Citation Organization Award: Poughkeepsie Public Library District
  • Artivist Award: Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson
  • New for 2016! Volunteer Award: Angela Cole, Tangent Theatre Company
  • Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts: Imani Jones

This fall, two new videos were added to the Dutchess Tourism website and YouTube Channel. One focuses on the amazing outdoor recreation opportunities available in Dutchess. The second highlights our Craft Beverage industry, promoting our wineries, breweries/brewpubs, distilleries, and cideries. Please enjoy and share them on social media posts and on your website, if appropriate.

Use the hashtags: #DutchessOutdoor #DutchCraftBev #DistinctlyDutchess

A Message from
Mary Kay Vrba

“We’re working with Luminary Publishing again to produce the 2017 Dutchess County Travel Guide, a superb resource for prospective visitors. As you plan your budget for next year, make sure to include a travel guide ad in your marketing plans. Already a cost effective advertising medium for tourism businesses, it also includes a full-year banner ad on our very active website! Come find out more at our Travel Guide kick-off mixer at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. You’ll get a full media kit, mingle with Luminary and Dutchess Tourism staff, and have your questions answered. It’s casual fun with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and who knows? Maybe a little live music! Save the date, and we’ll tell you more about it soon!”

— Mary Kay Vrba

Send getaway packages to Dawn Hopper at: [email protected]

Send event listings and photos to Nancy Lutz at: [email protected]

November 1-13:

November 5:

November 13:
Train & Hobby Show. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie.
November 26-27:
Holiday Crafts Fair. Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie.

November 26-27:
Arts & Crafts Boutique.
Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Fishkill.

Please send your news and information about upcoming events to Nancy Lutz, Director of Communications, at [email protected]
Dutchess Tourism, Inc.   |  845-463-4000 or 800-445-3131

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