If you are looking for the perfect getaway destination, Columbia County is the ideal place. Unsurpassed rural beauty, quaint unique boutiques, Hudson antiques, a rich cultural scene, active recreational opportunities, and heritage sites fill the seasons with things to do and see. Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening now!
Basilica Soundscape September 15-17
Live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music and culture.
ETHEL returns to Hudson with exclusive preview performances of its fully realized Circus-Wandering City, the acclaimed string quartets’s new multimedia work inspired by the American circus and its people.
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson
Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all hidden stations. If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream! It can be muddy, so be prepared. (Maze is each Sat/Sun through 10/29)
Samascott’s Garden Market, 66 Chatham St (Rt 9), Kinderhook
Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Church’s painting, letters, family life and celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.
Calling all cyclists and Rail Trail Enthusiasts! The popular non-competitive community cycling event features four routes geared to both the occasional bicycle rider and the experienced cyclist. Regardless of ability, riders will enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery on lightly traveled country roads. Sign up early!
Featured farms throughout the Chatham area are open for visits! Horse, dairy, alpaca, sheep, poultry, cattle, maple syrup and produce; local farm products; tours and kids activities. Details and tour guides are posted on the website. There will be a photography and video/film contents for images taken on the farms during the tour. The tour guide will also be available at the Columbia Land Conservancy office in Chatham.