Halloween Parade in WoodstockSince Woodstock has long been one of the area’s most colorful and creative towns, it makes perfect sense that it would be home to one of its most colorful and creative Halloween parades. Although ostensibly for the kids, this vibrant and joyous annual happening also sees many a grownup donning a costume to join in the fun. The quirky pageant takes place in the heart of Woodstock on October 31 from 4 to 6pm.
Jodé Millman Event in Pleasant ValleyInspired by the unsettling, real-life story of local murderer/cannibal Albert Fentress, area author Jode Millman’s debut thriller, The Midnight Call, takes readers on a terrifying trek through Dutchess County, referencing such familiar sites as the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, Mount Beacon, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, and other landmarks that provide settings for the book’s twisting plot. On October 30 at 6:30pm, the Pleasant Valley Library will welcome Millman to discuss her book and the story within and behind it. The event is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are recommended.
Stormville Antique and Flea Market ReturnsOne of New York State’s largest outdoor flea markets, the Stormville Antique and Flea Market began in 1970 with just a few tables on a front lawn. Today, the biannual event, which takes place at the Stormville Airport in East Fishkill on November 2 and 3 from 8am to 4pm, boasts over 600 vendors offering antiques, apparel, jewelry, furniture, tools, collectibles, food and drinks, and myriad other goods. Admission and parking are free. Pets are not allowed.