Say hello to spring with fairs and festivals in Orange County

| 02 Apr 2018 | 04:58

GOSHEN — Here’s a sampling of some upcoming festivals on the calendar in the area, courtesy of the staff at Orange County Tourism:
• Angry Orchard’s Sugar Shack Weekend
Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, noon to 5 p.m.
Dive into spring with a weekend of maple and cider filled festivities for those 21 and over. Enjoy Chef Shawn Hubbell’s cider-infused brunch menu, syrup samples from Crown Maple, and a glass of Angry Orchard’s instant classic cider - Maple Wooden Sleeper.
The Angry Orchard is located at 2241 Albany Post Road in Walden.
• 2018 Tree Festival
Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with Emmerich Tree Farm’s first annual tree planting session. This family-friendly event will have activities for all ages, including a scavenger hunt, coloring book station, and live entertainment.
Emmerich Tree Farm is located at 101 Sleepy Valley Road in Warwick.
• Wine & Bites Weekend
Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Savor the region’s finest wines one delicious sip at a time, paired with a variety of delectable food bites. Receive a souvenir wine glass at the starting winery of your choice and continue on a self-guided tour of the Shawangunk Wine Trail.
The Wine Trail has 15 members, including in Orange County: Applewood Winery in Warwick, Brotherhood in Washingtonville, Clearview Vineyard in Warwick, Demarest Hill Winery & Distillery in Pine Island, Palaia Vineyards & Winery in Highland Mills and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery in Warwick.
• Newburgh Urban Farming Fair
Saturday, April 28, noon to 4 p.m.
Celebrate fresh food, local vendors, crafts, and farm fun while learning about urban farming and gardening. Participate in how-to demonstrations to discover urban farming techniques you can practice in your own yard and neighborhood.
The fair will be held at Broadway and Grand Street.
• Hudson Valley Mac and Cheese Fest
Saturday, April 28, 1 to 5 p.m.
Indulge your taste buds with culinary creations from local restaurants and chefs while deciding who will be crowned the King of Mac and Cheese. Tickets for this family event include self-guided tours of Brotherhood Winery and mac and cheese samples to savor all day long.
The winery is located at 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive in Washingtonville.
Additional information can be found at Orange County Tourism’s new website: