Our Events




Let's relive the simple pleasures of days long gone. Forget the electronics at home, say good-bye to your worries for the weekend and just enjoy each and every moment.


Summer goes by quickly, so enjoy it while you can. Take a hike on one of the many hiking trails in the area. Letterbox, GeoCache, swim, shop or go sightseeing! Ice Cream Social on Saturday ($).


Make this weekend whatever you want it to be. Take advantage of all Rip Van Winkle has to offer or go out and about. We're happy to offer suggestions – just ask! Whatever you choose, join us for games and marshmallows around the fire on Friday!


Where can you watch a calf be born, go to a concert, go on amusement park rides, all while drinking a fresh-from-the-cow milkshake? The Dutchess County Fair! The amazing things to see and do at the Fair don't end there! Visit the Dutchess County Fair for an experience of a lifetime!



Come enjoy the last long weekend of summer with us. Enjoy our trout fishing, Bass fishing, pedal boats, horseshoes, hayrides, bingo, RC track (bring your own cars), outdoor games, swimming, bingo, arcade, and movies.


A celebration of the gourmet lifestyle in the Hudson Valley, this festival features hundreds of wines from all over New York and the world, with more than 100 gourmet specialty food, fine art, and lifestyle vendors, food sampling from some of the region's best restaurants and live entertainment!


Fall is beautiful in the Hudson Valley.  Many local farms have pick-your-own fruits and veggies as well as farm fresh eggs and milk.  If the leaves have started turning, there is no place better to go leaf peeping.  Didn't have enough time this weekend?  No problem!  Leave your unit set up onsite for the week with no storage fees*. *provided the site is not already rented during that time period


No vampires here!  Cantine Field is home to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival!  If it is garlic, it is here!  From foods to crafts, even ice cream and candies, they have it all!  And don't worry, we have plenty of mouthwash if you need it when you get back!



What's more fun than halloween?  Two halloweens!  Bring your decorations and costumes and join us for a site decorating contest, a halloween parade, trick-or-treating, and a haunted trail or house at the Rip Van Winkle Campground Halloween Celebration!


This is the last camping weekend of the 2015 season.  We'll celebrate with a giant bonfire, music, and good cheer to keep us well through the long cold winter, until we meet again.


Gates close Thursday, October 15 at 3 pm.  Have a great winter!