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.

September Events 

HITS Championship Week   |  September 6-10
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 Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Prix, the Green Green Hunter Prix, the celebrated Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final.
M&S Insurance League National Finals   |   September 13-17, HITS-on-the-Hudson


Hudson Valley Garlic Festival  |  September 30 - October 1 , 4-9 pm  |   Cantine Field

In the tradition in which it was born, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival™ continues to be a fun celebration of the harvest of what garlic aficionados lovingly refer to as the Stinking Rose.