Special Events - Saugerties :: HITS


Special Events - Saugerties


Opus 40
Created over 37 years by pioneering artist and professor Harvey Fite, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY.
Saugerties Farmers Market   |  every Saturday through October  |  115 Main Street

Visit the market to find locally harvested food grown, raised, prepared and brought to market by local farmers. The market offers seasonal vegetables; luscious orchard fruits; dried herbs; fresh-laid eggs; tasty goat and cow cheeses; pasture-raised meats and free-range poultry; delicious maple syrup, honey, jams and sauces, pickles; artisanal bread; baked goods, including gluten-free; prepared foods.

Saugerties Lighthouse / Nature Trail
The Ruth Reynolds Glunt Nature Preserve is currently open sunrise to sunset. The riverside deck remains closed to the public. Located along the Hudson River at the confluence of the Espous Creek, the land surrounding the trail to the Lighthouse consists of 17 acres of wooded grounds and tidal wetland flats. The area is supported by a sandbar comprised of dredged sediments from the channelization projects of 1888 and 1889, at which point the Esopus Creek was deepened to make way for ship access to the Saugerties Harbor.


FIRST FRIDAY - Late Spring in the Hudson Valley  |  Friday, June 3, 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu

jULY Events 

FIRST FRIDAY - New York Barbeque  |  Friday, July 2, 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu

August Events 

FIRST FRIDAY  |  August 5, 4-9 pm, at Diamond Mills  |  View Menu
Satisfy your seafood craving with a special 3-course Prix Fixe dinner menu in August with entrees such as Surf & Turf, Lobster Pot Pie or Chef’s Marcos popular New England Clam Chowder.
Saugerties Artist Studio Tour |  August 13-14

September Events 

FIRST FRIDAY  |  Friday, September 3 , 5-9 pm at Diamond Mills

Take your taste buds on a Mediterranean fling with a special Prix Fixe dinner menu at this First Friday September event! You will find fresh vegetables and herbs in these delicious Mediterranean dishes.  Reservations suggested.
HITS Championship Week   |  September 7-11
The HITS Championship awards over $1 million in prize money in a single weekend – The Richest Weekend in Show Jumping – as riders compete for top spots in lucrative Hunter and Jumper Finals. Highlighting this year’s schedule is the Saugerties, the BLACKBARN Restaurant Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Prix, the Green Green Hunter Prix, the celebrated Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final.
  • Platinum Performance $50,000 Hunter Prix Final
  • Diamond Mills $200,000 Hunter Prix Final
  • BLACKBARN $25,000  Jr/Am Jumper Prix Final
  • Parade of Grand Circuit Champions
  • Presentation of the Flag by West Point Cadets
  • Saugerties $400,000 Grand Prix FEI CSI5*
M&S Insurance League National Finals   |   September 14-18, HITS-on-the-Hudson


FIRST FRIDAY Oktoberfest |  Friday, October 7 , 4-9 pm  |  The Tavern at Diamond Mills  |  Menu
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival  |  October 1-2 , 4-9 pm  |   Cantine Field

Save the dates for this year, October 2nd & 3rd 2021! Although health restrictions are changing on a day to day basis, The festival committee is working to try and bring the 2021 Festival to life. We continue to hope for everyone's safety as well as adapt the festival plans to promote a safe event.We will keep you posted as we watch for changes in event restrictions.