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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market May 21 and 22 at Walkway Over The Hudson Bridge

Walkway Over The Hudson Bridge. Photo: Ritu Manoj Jethani/shutterstock.com

Walkway Over The Hudson Bridge—the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, at 212 feet high and 1.28 miles long—will be home to the Mayfest Essential Farmers and Makers Market on May 21 and 22, from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Hudson Valley while browsing a curated selection from the valley’s finest producers: farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans and more.

More than 150 vendors will be socially distanced throughout the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center Plaza, located at 87 Haviland Road, in Highland. They’ll exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support several local agribusinesses in one location.

Mayfest 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 and locally made goods. There will be a special area for children’s activities, including arts and crafts, photos with superheroes and Disney princesses, and a petting zoo. All proceeds from Mayfest benefit the Friends of the Walkway and Hudson Valley Rail Trail, who have partnered to present this farmers market.

General admission to Mayfest (excluding the tasting area) is free. Guests must be 21 to purchase tasting tickets.

Parking for Mayfest is complimentary at the Poughkeepsie Train Station, 41 Main St., and other locations. Poughkeepsie Train Station will be serviced by complimentary shuttles.

For more info, visit Walkway.org.
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