Celebrate in the Catskill Mountains with Family-Friendly Events, Festivals & More
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the holidays are a time of celebration and good cheer, when families and friends gather to spend a day on the slopes or enjoy one of the region’s many holiday-themed community festivals and events.
Located just two hours north of New York City, the Great Northern Catskills provide a charming winter destination - one where the majestic snow-capped mountains offer fairy tale vistas, and local shops feature an array of unique gifts, artisan ingredients and much more.
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the Catskills and spend a cozy night tucked in at a storybook B&B, go snowboarding with Santa, or watch a special holiday performance to add a little extra magic to any visit. Read more »
Experience Winter in the Adventure Capital of the Catskills at Big Mountain Resorts
Greene County, N.Y. - Just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, Greene County’s legendary ski resorts welcome skiers and riders of all abilities for winter adventure that lasts all season long. Ski and snowboard Hunter Mountain, boasting “New York’s Largest Snow Tubing Park,” or head to Windham Mountain’s expansive terrain and enjoy the “Northeast’s Premier Alpine Lifestyle.”
Catskill ski & stay packages offer early bird, midweek savings and deals at cozy cottages, luxurious B&Bs and family-friendly resorts. Enjoy a quick getaway to the Catskills and ‘Awaken to Adventure’ on and off the slopes. Read more »
New York’s Spookiest Halloween Events for Families Offer Fall Fun in the Catskills
Greene County, N.Y. - This October, venture into the Catskills, home of legendary family-friendly adventure, for a perfect mountain retreat to enjoy the vibrant fall foliage, explore hiking trails and enjoy the treats of Halloween without the tricks.
The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are located just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston - offering Halloween fun for all ages, fall festivals, hotel packages and off-the-beaten-path attractions. Awaken to Adventure in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County with autumn events and attractions including:
- 20th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Cairo, October 12-13, offers two days of family fun including food, crafts, live music, amusement rides, pony rides, an Apple Pie Baking Contest and more. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids ages 5 and under. Read more »
All invited to enjoy a day of hands-on history and fall fun on October 13
Kids 12 and under receive free admission
East Meredith, N.Y. - Artisans, water power, local farms, grist milling, lumberjack skills, and horse-drawn wagon rides all will be featured at the Miller’s Harvest Festival and Folkways Fair at Hanford Mills Museum on Sunday, October 13.
The Museum will be operating machinery in its 1869 Gristmill, which area farmers relied on for generations. The Munson Brothers Millstone, which the Museum connected to its horizontal water turbine in August, will be featured. Guided tours of the gristmill, sawmill and woodworking shop will be offered throughout the day. Read more »
Free event celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hanford Mills Museum
East Meredith, N.Y. - On Sunday, September 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Hanford Mills Museum will hold a Pie Social to mark its 40th anniversary. The event, which is free and open to all, features music by Will Walker and Chris Evans of Bourbon & Branch, a volunteer recognition, and plenty of pie baked by students in the SUNY Delhi Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts and other Museum friends.
The Museum’s sawmill and gristmill will be running and open for tours. Visitors also can view the exhibit “Mill to Museum: Celebrating 40 Years of Vision and Dedication” that tells the story of Hanford Mills transitioning from a 120-year old working mill to a museum. Read more »
September 7 Festival celebrates the ingenuity of the past and present
East Meredith, N.Y. - Start your engines! Hanford Mills Museum will host the 30th Annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am - 5 pm. Visitors can see a variety of working steam- and gas-powered antique engines. The Museum’s wood-fired steam boiler plant will power the horizontal and vertical steam engines. The event will also feature Mill tours, renewable energy exhibits, great food, children’s activities, and live music with the Stoddard Hollow String Band.
The Jamboree features a 1930 Model A Ford, 1931 Model A Roadster, 1916 Stoyer Drag Saw, 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper, 1950 Page Tractor, model steam engines, outboard motors from the 1920s-1940s and model boats. Visitors can chat with the collectors, many of whom have spent hours restoring engines. Read more »
4 Photos From Adventure - Visit Contest.GreatNorthernCatskills.com & Win prizes Worth up to $3,400
Greene County, N.Y. - Imagine being just four photos from an epic adventure in the Catskill Mountains of New York. While visiting Greene County, simply take four photos at participating Greene County Adventure Passport Contest attractions, go to contest.GreatNorthernCatskills.com and upload the photos for a chance to win prizes, including:
- An all-inclusive vacation
- A brand new mountain bike
- Golf passes to the Catskill’s top courses
- Gift certificates to Greene County businesses Read more »