Festival Date & Times:
DATES: NOVEMBER 3RD-4TH, 2018
hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (both days)
ADMISSION: $10.00* / $15.00 FOR A TWO DAY PASS!
*FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN 10 YEARS OLD & UNDER.
*VETERANS ADMISSION: HALF PRICE ($5 / CASH AT DOOR ONLY)
*PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DISCOUNTED EDUCATIONAL GROUP RATES.
OUR VENUE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING ASL (AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE) INTERPRETATION
FOR ONE OR BOTH DAYS; PLEASE BE IN TOUCH & WE’LL UPDATE HERE.
GOLD’S GYM POUGHKEEPSIE
258 Titusville Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(SCROLL DOWN FURTHER FOR MAP & DIRECTIONS)
Important note about dogs:
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Henry and all dogs - they are family! But our venue which is otherwise fabulous has a no-dog policy which we must abide by. HOWEVER - there is a beautiful adjacent rail-trail that is great for dog walking, and in general, several green areas around our venue to hang with your canine family member.
Here is what we suggest as a strategy for being able to attend the festival with doggie pals: IF THE WEATHER IS NICE, plan to attend with a couple of your human friends who also love dogs. Get your festival wristbands at the front entrance, and then tag team with friends, taking turns doing a rail trail walk with puppy friends, while others are inside the festival, and then switching off - - that way you get the best of both worlds: You get to take in the festival sights, sounds, foods and many presentations - and your canine family members get lots of fun and exercise. Hopefully it will be a great weather day, but if not, please do not leave your dogs in cars. In that case it is best to leave your beautiful canine family members comfortably at home. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and making sure it is going to be a fun, safe day for you and your four legged friends!
Festival Venue: Gold's Gym
Address: 258 Titusville Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
The festival takes place in the giant, 42,000 square foot domed space known as "The Net." See DIRECTIONS below, or click this map.
The venue is wheelchair accessible!
Directions to Venue:
FOR NYC attendees and those Traveling to POUGHKEEPSIE via The metro north TRAIN:
METRO NORTH SCHEDULE (fares: Approx. range of $9 to $17, depending on child/elderly/disabled/adult, and peak or off-peak travel. Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance online or in the station, as opposed to purchased on board the train): http://bit.ly/1arccwk
15 MINUTES BY CAR/TAXI (6.8 miles) FROM POUGHKEEPSIE STATION: https://goo.gl/maps/6KfoqqZ5BYN2
POUGKEEPSIE TAXI SERVICES (Please call to check service availability in advance): http://bit.ly/2gGFzGj
Traveling BY CAR from New Paltz, NY (ULSTER COUNTY side of the river):
31 MINUTES BY CAR (17.5 miles): https://goo.gl/maps/ZeGy67QjMTx
Traveling BY CAR from hudson, NY (columbia county):
59 MINUTES BY CAR (47.8 miles): https://goo.gl/maps/R5hNb45bLH42
(*Directions provided for reference only. Hudson Valley Vegfest is not responsible for information provided by outside service providers.
PLEASE NOTE: It definitely pays to plan early and we recommend booking your accommodations as soon as you can!!! The festival takes place in prime Autumn leaf-viewing season, it is gorgeous in this region, and everything books up in advance.
We hope some of these links are helpful in directing you towards lodging resources. If you google on your own, look for things in the Dutchess County area, within traveling distance to Poughkeepsie (12603 zip code) - but you might also find things right across the river and reasonable distance to our venue in New Paltz and the Ulster County area.
Hotels in Poughkeepsie via Expedia: http://bit.ly/2eQTHQj
Air BnB: http://bit.ly/2h5XABZ
If you are a hotel/motel/B&B in the area and would like to be listed here, please be in touch with us via the contact page of this website!