It's the weekend before Thanksgiving and, while you may be running around trying to get everything ready for the holiday, take a little bit of time for yourself and enjoy some of the great events the Hudson Valley has to offer this weekend.


Saturday, November 21, 10-7: 38th annual High Quality Juried Craft Show at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck in the Delameter Conference Center. This year will feature 22 artisans whose work includes blown glass, knitted hats, baskets, pottery, collage, jewelry, silk scarves, hand weaving, cards, candles, copper boxes and clocks. This show has been called one of the gems of the Hudson Valley.

Emma Innocenti

Saturday, November 21, 12-4: Monticello Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Monticello High School Cafeteria on Breakey Ave. in Monticello. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no cost.  Presented by the Community Thanksgiving Meal Committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council.



Saturday, November 21, 10-5 and Sunday, November 22, 11-5: 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Hullabaloo at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center at 467 Broadway in Kingston. This is where arty meets party. Hullabaloo is family-friendly, holiday event that showcases the area’s highest quality design-focused artists and makers, bringing the traditional craft fair to the next level by adding all the components of a great party. You'll see over 65 handmade vendors (artisanal foods, housewares, jewelry and accessories, art and illustration, and other giftable items), a DJ, Peter Demuth Photography's photo booth, Tom DeLooza’s wet-plate portraits, food, children's activities, and more.



Saturday, November 21, 10-4: The Fall 2015 Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl. Twice a year, yarn shops and farms throughout the Hudson Valley participate in a yarn crawl. Meet rare sheep. Pet a rescue llama whose been given a second chance. Fill your car with friends and join the crawl throughout the Hudson Valley, or visit the virtual crawl. Sat-Sun Nov 21-22.

Beth Christy