Walktoberfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market | Kids Out and About Albany

Walktoberfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market

The Walktoberfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market comes to Walkway Over the Hudson and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail the first weekend of October each year! Walktoberfest features drink tastings from 25 area breweries, distilleries, and wineries… farm fresh eats…artisan goods… unique products… free activities for the kids and a whole lot more!  Support 150 plus local vendors in an open air market.

The Walktoberfest Farmers and Makers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers – farms, distilleries, breweries, 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 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 12-5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support several local agribusinesses in one location.

With more than 150 vendors 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, food from local restaurants, and beer, wine, and spirits samples in a designated tasting area, but also art installations, locally made goods, 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.

Tasting tickets are available now for the sampling area are $25 per wristband and include full access to wine, beer, spirits, and cider samples from more than 25 area purveyors. That is only a $10 per booth for sampling all day. Must be 21 & over to purchase tickets. Walkway members, veterans, active-duty military, and senior citizens (65+) receive discounted admission. General admission to Walktoberfest (excluding the tasting area) is FREE.  

Visit www.walkway.walktoberfest for more information and to purchase tasting tickets.

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