Countdown to Great American Weekend

Shopping, noshing, running, swinging are all on the menu at Goshen's big street fair

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  • Make the scene at Great American Weekend, now in its 31st year.

GOSHEN — Great American Weekend, Goshen's biggest outdoor street fair, will be held Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, in the center of the village.

Local merchants and more than 150 arts and crafts and antiques vendors will be selling their wares. A variety of foods will be available, and local nonprofits will share information about their causes.

The music never stops at the monument on village square, both on Saturday and Sunday.

A 5K and 10K Rotary road race will be held on Saturday morning.

The Goshen Historic Track has racing from June 29 to July 2. The post time each day is 1 p.m. Hall of Fame Day is Sunday, July 3.

Children’s rides start the evening of Friday, July 1, and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Goshen in Bloom is sponsoring hayrides. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.

Support for the event, sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Goshen, has come from many local businesses and individuals. The major supporters of the event are:

Diamond: ShopRite
Platinum: Crystal Run Healthcare, Gerard Associates, Glen Arden, The Berkshire Bank, Mediavision Advertising

Gold: Hudson Valley Ears Nose andThroat, Blustein Shapiro Rich andBarone LLP, 10-15 Associates, and Interstate Waste.

For more information, call the chamber at 294-7741 or email

Schedule of events
7:45-8 a.m. Saturday — 5K/10K road race begins (runner registration at 6:30 a.m.)

9-11 a.m. Sunday — arts & crafts fair begins

10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday — food tent opens

1 p.m. Sunday — harness racing at Goshen Historic Track

Music at the monument

Children’s rides
Merchants on the square

Rock wall
Strawberry festival

Downtown merchant sales

Do you have a Great American porch?

GOSHEN — Goshen in Bloom will be sizing up local porches decorated for the Fourth of July. The very best will win the Great American Weekend porch contest.

A traditional porch is not necessary to enter. Categories include residences, storefronts, and business buildings decorated in any style — as long as the theme is patriotic. Prizes will be given in each category.

For more information or to register, call the Goshen Chamber of Commerce office at 294-7741. The deadline is June 20.

Judging will be held June 28 and 29. Goshen in Bloom is sponsoring the contest.

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