NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

October 16th – 17th, 9 am – 4 pm
Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck

Just a few blocks from Montgomery Row. Free parking at Fairgrounds. The Northeast’s thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in this famous festival that draws a multitude of visitors from across the country to the lovely village of Rhinebeck. Prepare for a slightly scaled-back, hybrid event this October. Vendors will be placed throughout the property, both in buildings and outside, leaving room for proper spacing and distancing.  Your day will include fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheep herding demonstrations, frisbee dogs, and a petting zoo. More Info & Tickets

Oblong Books & Music

David Sedaris, “The Best of Me” and “A Carnival of Snackery”

October 16th, 7:30 pm
Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. His new book, The Best of Me (Little Brown/Hachette, Fall 2020), is a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, about which novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the New York Times: “You must read “The Best of Me.” It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever — we’re allowed to laugh.” BUY TICKETS He is currently working on the second volume of his diaries, A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020) (Little Brown/Hachette, October 5th 2021). Avail for pre-order. More Info

David Sedaris will sign books in the lobby immediately following his readings and Q & A. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of Oblong Books & Music. Purchase Books before Event