RENSSELAER — On Saturday, September 14th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present Harvest Faire, an event with something for everyone in the family! This annual fall festival is free to the public and is presented in conjunction with the Hudson River Ramble. (The event is weather permitting, and the rain date is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th.) Crailo’s historic grounds and Hudson River park set the scene for the event which features Native American and Dutch Colonial reenactors as well as colonial music. In our cellar kitchen a costumed interpreter discusses the foods and hearth cooking techniques used by the Dutch during the 17th century. Performers and musicians wander around the grounds throughout the day and will offer entertainments. Don’t forget to stop by the museum marketplace gift shop that features Dutch souvenirs, Native American trade goods, and books for all ages. FREE Stewart’s ICE CREAM, while supplies last!
Once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, Crailo State Historic Site is the museum of the colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley. For information on this season’s special events, programs, and exhibits please find Crailo on the New York State Parks website at www.nysparks.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrailoStateHistoricSite or by calling (518)463-8738.