COLUMBIA COUNTY... getaway and play
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!

Bicentennial Kick-Off - Ghent
April 3

The Town of Ghent will begin a series of yearlong town-wide celebrations in honor of its Bicentennial with a special postmark at the Ghent Post Office. Town historian, Gregg Berninger, will be at the Post Office to answer historical questions. Historical photos will also be on display, and special celebratory cookies will be served.
Ghent Post Office, 2354 NY-66, Ghent
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Ghent Bicentennial

Melvin the Magnificent!
April 7
Spend the morning with Melvin the Magnificent, as he performs an interactive magic show, intermingled with fire safety facts and comedy. One of the highlights of his show is the live appearance of, Hocus Pocus, the Magic Bunny Rabbit. It’s a morning of magical fun with lots of surprises!
FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson
Admission: Free
Time: 10:30am
FASNY Museum of Firefighting
Spring Release Party
April 7

The long wait is over. The Rebellion Rosé and the Chardonnay are back on the shelves. To celebrate, we’re holding a Spring Release Party so you can be the first to taste the new vintages. *But wait, we have more. We will be releasing our very first Sauvignon Blanc at the event. So come on down, taste the new wines and enjoy the festivities.
Tousey Winery, 1774 Route 9, Germantown 
Time: 11am-8pm
Tousey Winery
Caleb Teicher & Co.
April 15
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century will open the doors to its new state-of-the-art black box this weekend with a celebration and dance performance. Caleb Teicher & Co will headline the weekend!
The dance concert features Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss, two of America’s most elegant interpreters of traditional American dance forms, including tap, clogging, flatfooting, Irish step, and contemporary hybrids. This is a return visit for Teicher, who charmed audiences during the 2017 Chatham Dance Festival.
PS21, 2980 NY-66, Chatham
Admission: $10-25 
Time: 2pm                                                              
27th Annual Bicycle Auction
April 21
27th Annual Antique & Classic Bicycle Auction and Swap Meet. Featuring bicycles, bicycle memorabilia, parts, accessories and collectibles.
Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake 
Time: 9am                                                             
Copake Auction


The Chancellor's Sheep & Wool Showcase
April 21

The Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase is a family festival that celebrates historic fiber arts, culture, and craft. The Showcase boasts over two dozen local vendors, and is a great place to support small businesses! 
As the first of the wool festival season, we are the place to get over your cabin fever with brilliantly colored yarns, roving, and hand-woven scarves. Craft guilds will demonstrate spinning and weaving throughout the day.  Herding and sheep shearing—using three different historic techniques!—form the centerpiece of the action. Find crafts for kids, 18th century re-enactors, and live traditional music all in one beautiful location!
*Rain date 4/22.*
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown   
Admission: $8-10


Grand Season Opening
April 21

66th Grand Season opening! A $3000 To Win Modified Event, All Weekly Divisions Plus Sportsman (No Small Block Modifieds)
Lebanon Valley Speedway, 1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon    
Admission: $2-16
Time: 5pm
Lebanon Valley Speedway


24-Hour Drone 2018
April 28

Sound as Experience. Sound as Installation. Sound without the tight hands of Time. To honor sound in a space that enhances it and places it in a long-form time schedule that allows it to expand. *Explore. Experiment. Exchange.*
An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE is a roving, international series presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound.
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson   
Tickets: $36-48
Time: Noon - Midnight
Basilica Hudson
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