Summer fun may be winding down but we’ve got you covered with 12 things to do this September in the Sullivan Catskills. Mark your calendar, reserve a room and escape for the weekend – we’re waiting for you…
12 Things To Do this September in the Sullivan Catskills
Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2 • 11am-6pm
The Farmhouse Project, a lifestyle blog and home goods brand, is hosting a one-of-a-kind market in a historic barn. The Makers Market, a modern interpretation of the traditional craft fair, will be a unique two-day market of carefully curated artisans from local studios and workshops throughout the region. Along with these local makers, The Arnold House will provide an amazing farm-fresh BBQ and local musicians will create a lively and festive atmosphere with great vibes. A great place to start your holiday shopping – just saying. Bonus – the first 100 guests receive a free tote bag (pictured above).
Sundays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 11am-4pm
Family fun and its finest! 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvest Festival – which celebrates the bounty, talent, and beauty of the Sullivan Catskills. Begin your day with a Farm to Table Brunch in the market sheds; then set up a blanket and listen to live music in front of the festival stage. Snack on BBQ, kettle corn or hand-cut French fries. Stock up on specialty and prepared foods; bring home farm-fresh produce and meat. With a variety of craft and artisan goods, you’re sure to find something new for you or the home. Best part – there’s plenty to occupy the kids… pony rides, a corn maze, and interactive arts and crafts and activities. Admission is free, parking is $3. No pets, please.
Friday-Sunday, September 7-9
New this year… With a lineup of 50+ films, Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, workshops, parties and more, film aficionados will not want to miss the Catskills International Film Festival! The festivities take place at the historic Callicoon Theater and Western Hotel – book your room today!
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16
This year’s Big Eddy Film Festival focuses on nonfiction storytelling by showcasing several new exciting documentaries directed by talented filmmakers. Eight films, a panel discussion, and cocktail parties make for a great weekend in Narrowsburg.
Saturday, September 15 • 10am-5pm
New this year, the Catskills Fiber Festival will showcase the many fiber farms, weavers, spinners, knitters, felters, quilters, and designers in the region. Met the llamas, sheep, goats, and bunnies; catch a demo on needle felting, drop spindling, spinning and more. Talk with the experts and enjoy a craft cocktail thanks to the host – Catskill Distilling Co. Before you leave, step into the alpaca selfie booth – a great memory of your weekend in the #SullivanCatskills 😉
Saturday, September 15 • 11am-4pm
Good old-fashioned fun awaits at the Jeff Jamboree… Start the day at their pancake breakfast before you bid on an array of fresh pies. There’s a dog parade, tractor parade, and a duck race too! Live birds of prey will capture the attention of kids, along with laser tag and rock climbing. Shop a wide variety of vendors along Main Street and wind down your day with a delicious bite at Tavern on Main, Samba Cafe or the Welsh Cabin.
Saturday, September 22 • 11am-5pm
Save the bees! In their 4th year, the Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest aims to promote awareness of our declining honeybee population through demonstrations and education. Local and regional vendors will have a variety of bee-related goodies; bee experts will be on hand to answer questions and teach you beekeeping techniques. Dress up as a bee (or as a bear dressed as a bee) to enter the fun costume contest. Delight your taste buds at the honey tasting and visit the shops along Main Street. Family friendly, free admission – make a day of it or spend the weekend at Moonriver Inn.
Saturday, September 22 • 11am-3pm
Meet the animals and the farmers – admission is free at Hilly Acres Farm Fest! Take a hayride or test your strength with a hay bale toss. Feast on a delicious pig roast while enjoying live music. Shop local craft and food vendors and decorate a pumpkin. They’ll even show you how to make butter…
Saturday, September 22 • 12-4pm
Experience the friendly and lovable ways of the alpacas. Buck Brook Alpacas will take you on a tour and tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about these cute and cuddly creatures. Enjoy free fiber demos and don’t forget to take a selfie.
Sunday, September 23 • 11am-4pm
Bring your family for a fun-filled day to celebrate health and wellness in the Sullivan Catskills. Enjoy cooking demos, healthy and delicious food; and workshops on exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction. Peruse the health exhibits and take part in the screenings. You’ll find plenty of games and activities for the kids too.
Saturday, September 29 • 11am-7pm
Traditional German food and craft beer – need we say more. This family-friendly event includes pumpkin painting, hay rides, live music, hot cider, doughnuts, local vendors and a challenging hay maze to wander.
Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 • 10am-6pm
Celebrate creativity, imagination, and inspiration. Gather with a group of folks who love to DIY, create and craft. This hands-on, family-friendly experience is perfect for anyone looking to have some creative fun. In the MKNG festivities include exciting live demonstrations, interactive activities, charity involvement, craft vendors, food, and music. Get your tickets today!