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Welcome to Dutchess County

Begin your Hudson River Valley getaway here, in Dutchess County! Sure, it's easy to get here - by car, train, bus and air. Covering 800 square miles, there's an abundance of natural scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and more.


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O-Positive Poughkeepsie Festival Takes Over Poughkeepsie on First Friday & Saturday, Aug. 4-5! O+ Poughkeepsie is almost here! And guess what? YO+U'RE invited to the first O+ Poughkeepsie festival...Read More
Beacon Sloop Club's Corn Festival is Sunday, August 13th at Seeger Riverfront Park The Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Corn Festival takes place on Sunday, August 13th, from 12 noon...Read More
Jazz in the Valley Festival Returns to Poughkeepsie on August 20th Jazz in the Valley returns to Poughkeepsie for its 17th annual celebration of America’s music...Read More

Featured Spotlights

Insane Inflatable 5K Comes to the Hudson Valley This Saturday, July 29, 2017 lace up your sneakers and get out and experience one of the most unique...Read More
Queen of the Blues Shemekia Copeland Occupies the Towne Crier on Saturday, August 5th Sometimes you just need to hear the blues to be healed! Well, just head to the Towne Crier on August...Read More
Discover Eastern Dutchess thru the Harlem Valley Rail Ride this Sunday! Grab your bike and come join us for the Harlem Valley Rail Ride and Festival on Sunday, July 30th! People...Read More
Bard SummerScape/Music Fest Now - August 20 Described as “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit” (NY Times) and a “highbrow...Read More
The Wait is Over - Uber and Lyft Come to Dutchess County Read More
Final Week of Vassar & NY Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theater Season Stars of TV and film screens as well as stages have headed to Vassar College in July since 1985. For...Read More

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