Best things to do this Labor Day weekend in and around North Salem

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Photo via Karl Magnuson, Unsplash

It’s here, the unofficial last weekend of summer. For this holiday weekend, we extended our radius just a little bit, for those who may be looking for day trips from our area. From hot air balloons in Langrangeville to a return to renaissance times in Orange County, there’s plenty to see, do and discover this Labor Day weekend.

Go up, up and away in Lagrangeville

Image courtesy of Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival


Bring your blankets and chairs to watch hot-air balloons ascend from the designated picnic area at the 30th annual Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Watch in awe as hot-air balloons fill the skies and as they light the night with an illumination moon glow with fireworks on full display. Afternoon/evening sessions are sold out, but morning sessions are still available. Tickets required.
Lagrangeville, New York; Friday – Sunday

Get in touch with your olde English side in Tuxedo

Image via New York Renaissance Faire


Set on a summer day in 1574 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visits a beautiful 16th century English village, the iconic New York Renaissance Faire was voted “Best Renaissance Faire in the Region” for three years running. Come in costume as a King, Queen, or pirate, or come as you are. Either way, you can eat a giant turkey leg while you stroll the grounds, if that’s your thing. Tickets required.
Tuxedo, New York; Saturday – Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Catch live music (and lobsters!) in Poughquag

Image via Barton Orchards


Barton Orchards is celebrating the long weekend with live music and lobster rolls at the Tap Room, featuring music from Ang n’ Ed.
Poughquag, New York; Saturday September 4; 5:00 p.m.

Rock out in Valhalla

Image via High Noon Band


Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band High Noon will perform at the Kensico Dam Plaza this Sunday. Grab your lawn chairs and settle in for southern roots rock. Tickets required.
Valhalla, New York; Sunday, September 5; 7:00 p.m.

Sip some coffee, admire some cars in North Salem

Image via Hayfields


The first Sunday of the month is here and locals, you know what that means: Cars & Coffee at Hayfields Market. Come for the vintage and new rare vehicles. Stay for the coffee and friendly conversation.
Sunday, September 5; 8:00 a.m. – noon.

Shop local in Pound Ridge


Over the past 25 years, Pound Ridge has been hosting Antique Markets during several key summer holidays. This year’s Pound Ridge vintage and artisan flea includes vendors, food, music and entertainment.
Pound Ridge, New York; Monday, September 6; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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