Each September, the village of Montgomery celebrates its founder, General Richard Montgomery, with a large, family-friendly festival. This year marks the celebration's 23rd anniversary and guests can expect live music, local food, a parade, a petting zoo, amusement rides, various food and craft vendors, and fireworks.
This family- and pet-friendly park features myriad activities and seasonal events. During the summer, look for their Family Film Fest Series, showing PG moves outdoors, while wintertime brings snow tubing and sledding activities. The park is located at 211 Rte. 416, Montgomery.
Goshen's famous Independence Day celebration includes craft vendors, antiques dealers, food purveyors, and tons of activities for the kids.
Each month the Harness Museum offers a unique Family Workshop arts-and-crafts event. After the session, families are given a museum tour, complete with a ride on the 3-D harness racing simulator. The cost is $5 per child, parents free; reservations recommended.
Now in its 172nd year, the Orange County Family Fair takes place July 13-29. Expect an entertaining midway of games and prizes, amusement rides, a petting zoo, live music, the notorious pig races, and those delicious 4-H milkshakes.
SUNY Orange Events
The college's annual Outdoor Music Festival features the SUNY Orange Jazz Band, Choir, and Madrigal singers in the campus's Horton Hall Gardens. Admission is free and the event takes place April 26, from 11 am to 1 pm. The SUNY Orange Choir and Madrigal Singers also perform Sunday, May 13, during their annual Mother's Day Concert at the Orange Hall Theatre.
All summer this historic hard clay race track features various motor races and events, such as the Second Annual OCFS Motorsports Show, which takes place March 30-April 1.