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Sunday, October 10
10:00am - 4:00pm, rain or shine


Not-Yet-Members: Adult $18 | Senior $14 | Child ages 5-18 $9 | Under age 5 Free
Members: FREE - Discount applied upon sign-in when purchasing tickets online


Celebrate Hudson Valley harvests with cider pressing, apple preserving, and sweet cider sampling. Renowned entertainer Mark Rust will enthrall with his spectacular array of music and stories. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will enchant with tales of Johnny Appleseed. The Catskill-based band Trilium will enliven the day with fiddle and folk music, entertaining guests of all ages.

Hudson River Valley artists and artisans will add to the day, lined along Maple Lane selling crafts and wares. 1800s games, including jump roping, graces, and ball-n-cup, together with crafts such as sewing and creating a paper apple, will all be available throughout the event.

Our gallery will be open with a special exhibition to celebrate Boscobel’s 60th anniversary as a museum. Inside, lenticular photographs will feature images of Boscobel house before and after its restoration. Guests can join the birthday celebration at 2:00 when we sing and share cupcakes!

At the time of Boscobel’s construction in the early 1800s, the apple was America’s most important fruit, with thousands of varieties for cider and sustenance. Today, Boscobel’s Apple Orchard features several of those heirloom varieties along with newer ones, all of which are prized today.


10:30am Family Show with Mark Rust
11:30am Trillium with fiddle and folk music
12:30pm Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk
1:15pm Family Show with Mark Rust
2:00pm Happy Birthday to Boscobel Sing-Along
2:15pm Trillium with fiddle and folk music
3:15pm Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk

Crafts: Sew your own apple pouch, make a paper strip apple
Cider pressing
Apple and cider tasting
Angry Orchard hard cider sampling

Great Lawn
10:00am – 4:00pm 1800s games and activities: Jump roping, graces, ball -n- cup, Jacob’s ladder

Historic House and Museum*
11:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm. Open House – Must have a ticket and wear a mask
*very limited capacity

10:00am – 4:00pm
Exhibition: Evolution/Revolution
Boscobel is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary!
Lenticular photo exhibit on rescuing Boscobel

Maple Lane
10:00am – 4:00pm Hudson River Valley Artists and Artisans with Hops on the Hudson

10:00am – 4:00pm Please leave your personal comments on our ‘comment tree!’

Putnam County Tourism is generously providing a free shuttle from the Cold Spring Metro-North station for this event, running from from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The free shuttle will start with passengers on the 10:14am train arriving from New York City and make continuous loops throughout the day.

Many thanks to event sponsors:

Hudson Valley Credit Union
Central Hudson
Marshall & Sterling
Renewal by Anderson
Vera’s Marketplace and Garden Center
Adams Fairacre Farms

This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the NY State Legislature.

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