Major Events & Festivals
There is something incredible going on in the Great Western Catskills every day but do understand we have some pretty exceptional major events and festivals. To start your getaway planning, we’ve put the major festivals in a single list which we will update regularly. We hope to see you soon.
2nd Annual Hancock Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest kicks off on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00 am to 10:00pm at the Hancock Town Square. 10 straight hours of live blues, handcrafted brews from Catskill Brewery and tons of BBQ all day and evening long.
The village of Fleischmann’s plays host to a Memorial Day Street Fair on Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm with live music from Country Express, tons of great food, vendors and family fun!
Fleischmann’s® Yeast will celebrate the 150 years in business by returning to the village that holds the family name. The village of Fleischmanns will serve as Founders’ Day host for its namesake brand, celebrating a bygone era in American history with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 that include parades, baking competition, live music, craft beer, BBQ and much more!
The Dairy Fest, June 8-9 in Meredith, celebrates all things dairy with livestock, vendors, concessioners, vintage baseball, and loads of fun for kids.
Margaretville Fire Department Field Days July in Margaretville, there is a week-long carnival with live music, fireworks, rides, vendors and much more. Field Days are held each year in the days surrounding Independence Day.
Celebrate Roxbury , July 6th is the ultimate summer celebration of the town of Roxbury. With over 3000 attendees last year, visitors enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides and much more.
SpillianFest, July 13 in Fleischmann’s is a celebration of mountain magic around a bonfire with world class foods and fine musical performances with the Dylan Doyle Band and Lara Hope and the Arktones.
The Deposit Lumberjack Festival, July 19-21 in Deposit offers three days of fun, carnival rides, lumberjack competitions, tractor pulls, fireworks and more.
For Arts’ Sake, July 20 at Roxbury Arts Group is the annual exhibition and auction to benefit The Roxbury Arts Group. Attendees can bid on museum quality artwork from regional and international artists in a silent and live auction with a delightful party atmosphere.
AMR Open Studio Tour runs July 27th and July 28th and welcomes visitors to the galleries, barns, studios and homes of artists of every discipline throughout the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury areas.
10th Annual Catskill Forest Festival on July 27 has 65+ vendors, logging, forest and milling demos, arts, crafts, music, food and more.
Andes Community Day is August 10th in Andes celebrates the history of the town of Andes with a parade and events town-wide. 2019 marks the Andes Bicentennial, there will be a lot of events leading up to Andes Community Day. Check out the site for details.
Delaware County Fair, August 12-17 in Walton is an agricultural fair that attracts 80,000 people every year. Six days of exhibits, demos, livestock, food, carnival rides and fun on the huge fairgrounds.
Bovina Farm Day in September 1 in Bovina is an agricultural celebration held in Bovina hay fields with farm tours, hayrides, a scarecrow-making contest, old-fashioned games and food.
West Kortright Fair, September 1 in East Meredith is an annual Labor Day extravaganza to celebrate the summer’s end with live music, food and entertainment.
Roxbury Revelry, September 1 in Roxbury (roxburyny.com) celebrates Labor Day with fireworks, music and family fun at Kirkside Park.
The Cauliflower Festival, September 21 in Margaretville honors cauliflower with food vendors, music, and a tractor parade.
Delhi Harvest Festival, September 21 in Delhi, has local produce vendors, arts and crafts, fun activities and live music on Courthouse Square.
Woodsmen’s Festival, October 10 in East Meredith (hanfordmills.org), has woodworking and lumberjack skills, demos, exhibits, food, music, and vendors.
10th Annual Plattepalooza Family Fall Festival, Sat. October 12 at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury. In the true spirit of the season find live music, fall fare BBQ, in season microbrews, pumpkin painting, face painting, craft vendors, kids activities, apple cider press and a magic show too! Full for all ages.
Taste of the Catskills, October 12-13 in Delhi is a two-day festival of live music, culinary delights, workshops, activities and performances.
FIDDLERS! October 13, at the Roxbury Arts Center is the annual celebration of the traditional sounds of the Catskills with live music, square dancing and great food.
Ice Harvest Festival is held every first Saturday in February at Hanford Mills Museum. Visit the property on February 1st 2020 for a hands-on family fun day of workshops, demonstrations, ice fishing, food vendors where visitors can experience the process of harvest ice as it was done in the past.
*As always, dates are subject to change. Please check back closer to make sure all events are taking place as identified.