A unique and fun experience is coming to the Hudson Valley.

Over the past couple of months, a lot of activities and events have been taking place all throughout the Hudson Valley.

Recently, the Catbird Festival happened on the historic grounds of the Woodstock Festival of 1969 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Healing and interactive events have been taking place at an Orange County, NY lavender farm.

"Body slamming, pro-wrestling" and dinosaurs included events that brought guests to an Orange County, NY hotspot. This year, at the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz, a Grammy-award-winning country artist took the stage.

As we have been amused and entertained by the events happening in our area, more are about to make their way throughout the Hudson Valley as well.

'Ancient Traditions, Mystical Legends' And More Are Coming To Orange County, NY

The 8th Annual Moon Festival will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, and Sunday, September 17, 2023.

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, the hours are from 11am until 9pm. On September 17, 2023, the hours are from 10am until 7pm.

This festival will take place at 517 Neversink Drive in Port Jervis, NY.

Will You Attend The 8th Annual Moon Festival In Orange County, NY?

There will be free admission for the 8th Annual Moon Festival. 

On-site, entertainment and performances will be provided along with live music, kid's activities, international food and more. Hayrides and fireworks will also be included in the Moon Festival.

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The Moon Festival brought in over 15,000 visitors in 2022. There were 140 vendors also involved in the Moon Festival for their two-day event.

"Timeless, Universal Values" Will Be Part of The Moon Festival Experience

Those who attended were able to experience

"Inspiring ancient traditions, mystical legends, and timeless, universal values. "


"Sponsorship partners can express their support for diverse art and culture, all while building brand loyalty to an estimated 20,000 festival-goers in this year’s 8th Annual Moon Festival."

Those who are passionate about this event also explained,

"It’s a time of great celebration, family reunion, and gratitude for the blessings and gifts given by Heaven above."

This event is available for all ages to attend.

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Where Did The Idea Come From Of The Moon Festival In Port Jervis, NY?

On Facebook, New Century Festivals explained the meaning behind the Moon Festival.

"While we think we’ve been doing the Moon Festival for a while now - this marks our 8th Year - the celebration actually has ancient origins of over 3000 years!"

"Now, every year, New Century celebrates the Moon Festival on the third week of September (Sept 16 & 17) with delicious mooncakes and authentic Asian cuisine, dance, music, and culture, hoping we all enjoy precious moments together with our friends and family."

The Moon Festival tradition lives on in the Hudson Valley and can teach others about its history as well. 

They also explained, 

"In China, traditional grandmothers love to take part in the festive customs surrounding the Moon Festival, a time of celebration, gratitude, and prayer. Grandmothers lay out dishes of fruit and mooncakes on a platter, then light incense and kneel down to pray to the Moon Goddess, Heaven and Earth, giving thanks for all of life’s blessings."

Mooncakes and more will be available at the Moon Festival in Port Jervis, NY.

Do you have a favorite festival that you like to attend in the Hudson Valley? Tell us more about it below.

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