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A family festival of springtime fun for three consecutive weekends, April 18 through May 4. Fairground expectations will be met with nostalgic street food (funnel cake, Italian sausages, and more), games, carnivals, and music. There will be a full petting zoo, camel and pony rides, a Las Vegas hypnotist show, and the High Flying Pages trapeze act that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as they swing fearlessly from great heights. Out-of-the-ordinary excitement includes the Banana Derby (pictured above), where monkeys dressed as jockeys race trained dogs around a track, and award-winning illusionist Lance Gifford, who takes on some of the same tricks as the late great Harry Houdini. More than 40 rides, a fireworks show every Saturday, and a wide range of exotic animals and rare talents bring a world of excitement to the Hudson Valley. Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls. 1pm weekends, 5pm weekdays. Hudsonvalleyfair.com.

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