Meeting/Event Information

The Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association, Highland, New York, sponsors a number of major events throughout the year. All proceeds from events directly benefit the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. The money is used for: Trail maintenance, Improvements, Expansions, Grant matching funds and Publicity.


October 03, 2020
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Hudson Valley Rail Trail
75 Haviland Road
Highland, NY

The Walktoberfest Essential Farmers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers, including farms, distilleries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 from 12 - 5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support the local agribusinesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Socially distanced throughout the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center Plaza (87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY, 12528), Walktoberfest features not only farm-fresh products and food and beverage samples, but also art installations, locally-made goods, cooking and cocktail demonstrations, a special area for children’s activities, and more. All proceeds from Walktoberfest benefit the Friends of the Walkway and Hudson Valley Rail Trail, who have partnered to present this farmers market.