5th Annual Hudson-Berkshire


2017: Sat., May 27 11am-6pm • Sun., May 28, 11am-5pm
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham NY

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Saturday schedule from 2016

12:00-1:30 – The Wine Whispers-- Fred Le Brun, Times Union and Steve Casscles, Author of Grapes of the Hudson Valley, talk local wine, winemaking, grape growing, and all things wonderful about wine. They'll also be reviewing and sampling some offerings of the members of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail. A very fun and informative time.


1:30-2:00 Old Klaverack Brewery- Erik Bell will be "in the house" answering questions about beer - making beer, tasting beer, everything near and dear to beer. Learn about this ancient beverage from one of the county's newest brewmasters.

2:00-3:00 – The Kitchen Magician- Organize with Julie Ulmer - Julie is a sought-after professional organizer and owner of Minding Your Manor here in Columbia County. A former chef, she understands how being organized in the kitchen helps with every aspect of food preparation and enjoyment. Come learn some great tricks with Julie! 


3:00-4:00 Tarot By Prudence - Join Prudence Theriault as she talks about the tarot and what may be in your cards. In addition to offering readings, Prudence writes about the Tarot and also gives classes in learning Tarot.

4:00-5:00 –Summer Sangrias- Ole! Dominique DeVito, owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery - Learn how easy it is to make amazing sangrias with simple and seasonal ingredients! Sangria is a great summertime drink - flavorful and festive. Always fun to serve at barbecues and parties.

Sunday schedule from 2016

12:00-1:00 Totally T - Short & Stout Tea Company. Matt knows there is so much to know about tea! Tea shops are on the increase and, like wine stores, offer hundreds of different kinds of teas from all over the world. Here's your chance to learn about tea from an expert - everything from health benefits to brewing techniques to fascinating history.

1:00-2:00 Top 10 Myths About Spirits, Chris Moyer, owner of Hudson Valley Distillery. Join Chris as he shares his knowledge of making and drinking spirits in a very fun forum. You'll be amazed at what you didn't know about spirits!


2:00-3:00 – Plate Your Palate - Blima's Catering. It's a fact that how food is presented on the plate has a lot to do with how enjoyable it is. The simplest techniques can turn an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Barbara Goldstein of Blima's Catering is an expert at transforming delicious food into a spectacular experience. Let her show you how.

3:00-4:00 – Where’s the Rub?? - Shanti Nandi. If you or someone you know suffers from common and vexing conditions like migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, or nervous conditions, you'll want to learn more about CT. It's a holistic energy therapy focusing on the body's midline, and can produce great results. Come learn more about this ancient and very relevant healing technique.




Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail

Brookview Station Winery

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Clermont Vineyards & Winery

Hillrock Estate Distillery

Tousey Winery