Sleepy Hollow Street Fair

Tarrytown and neighboring Sleepy Hollow are nice towns on the Hudson River that are great to poke around in on a warm autumn afternoon. While their big draw is the Halloween season (for the obvious reason), it’s a very nice place to visit any time of the year.

Yep, that Sleepy Hollow of Washington Irving fame. He lived in the area and was buried in the Old Dutch Cemetary in Sleepy Hollow, by the way. Courtesy: Doug Kerr/Flickr
Yep, that Sleepy Hollow of Washington Irving fame. He lived in the area and was buried in the Old Dutch Cemetary in Sleepy Hollow, by the way.
Courtesy: Doug Kerr/Flickr

If you need an excuse to go, why not visit for the 26th Annual Sleepy Hollow Street Fair? This year, Beekman Avenue will be closed to cars on Sunday, September 7th and filled with over 80 vendors, live music, a kids carnival and science fair, as well as plenty of great food! It’s a great way to kick-off the Fall Season (in an area that cannot be beat for its Fall activities, by the way), after you’ve eaten all the oysters you can in Norwalk on Saturday.

There’ll be a lot of this going on.
Courtesy: Kendal Miller/Flickr

If that’s not enough of an enticement to head over to Sleepy Hollow, there are some other activities of interest on the same day, including over at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture just a short drive away in idyllic Pocantico Hills (where I once volunteered as a Livestock Manager, by the way). A view from the top of the farm’s hills towards the Hudson and the church spires of Tarrytown alone is worth the visit.

Just wait until October comes around in Sleepy Hollow Courtesy: Eden, Janine and Jim/Flickr
Just wait until October comes around in Sleepy Hollow
Courtesy: Eden, Janine and Jim/Flickr

Best of all, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are only a half hour drive away from the Stanton House Inn. Fall is spectacular around here, I highly encourage taking advantage of it as much as possible!

Enjoy!