The Hudson Valley Ribfest is an annual event at the Ulster Country Fairgrounds that brings together scores of pitmasters from across the Hudson Valley to show off their recipes and compete for the title of The Best!! Join us for this tasty day out of the city as we enjoy the amazing sights of the Shawangunk Mountains, an easy hike at Minnewaska Park and all the fun at the Hudson Valley Rib Festival complete with live music, crafts tents and some of the best BBQ you will ever taste!Your day will begin with the beautiful ride up the Hudson River Train line on Metro North. Your guide will pick you up in Poughkeepsie, NY to start you adventure!
- From there we'll head over to the famous Hudson Valley BBQ Rib Festival. While there enjoy some of the most award winning pitmasters savory BBQ creations. There are also craft booths, games, live music and samples from local wineries and distilleries.
- After about 2 hours at the festival we will visit a local apple orchard/farm where you can pick up farm fresh veggies and local products. You will also have a chance to sample some of their home made hard cider.
- By this time you'll want to walk off your calories so we'll finish the day with a walk over the Walkway Over The Hudson Park a 1.2 mile trip over the river on a reconstructed railroad bridge offering spectacular views of the Hudson Valley.
You will be back on the 6:54 train to NYC.
Can I come alone? Yes, most of the people attending come on their own. Our staff is great at introducing you to others at the event and keeping the conversations lively!
What to expect: 10-14 participants
What to wear: hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
What to bring: bottled water, camera, something to bring things you may buy back in
What is included? transportation to and from Poughkeepsie train to all attractions, festival admission, hiking fees, taxes and tips. Cider tasting.
Not Included: Train fare (you may also drive to Poughkeepsie), BBQ samples,
Admission: $85 ( $75 for VIP members)
What if it rains? Refunds are only given if the trip is canceled due to rain.