Vision of Wallkill’s 7th Annual Weekend of Wallkill (WOW) on September 23 and 24 will be a family-friendly festival to celebrate the Shawangunk community and welcome all Hudson Valley neighbors to the turning of the season. Evoking a “magical” tone to this festival, the two days of WOW will showcase creative displays and neighborly competition in various games and contests.
The Lego Sculpture Building and Contest will kick off at the Wallkill Public Library on September 23 at 5:00 pm, followed by the Fall Egg Hunt for children. The exhibition of the “Beauty of Wallkill” Art Show will open at 5:30 pm in the lobby of the Shawangunk Town Hall. All lay and professional artisans are welcome to submit their paintings, photographs, and other works of art. The Plein Air art pieces will also be on display for viewing before Saturday’s Silent Auction. Friday evening will culminate with a yoga session and refreshments for yoga participants and artisans and viewers of the Art Show in the Town Hall lobby. Health and fitness enthusiasts are also encouraged to take part in the 30-Day Step Challenge that will begin on August 24.
The Weekend of Wallkill is free to the public. The celebration continues Saturday, September 24 with a “Wizard Academy” show, the Plein Air Silent Art Auction, a scavenger hunt, contests, Touch A Truck, games including Team Trivia and Remote-Control Car Race, along with a variety of booths and food vendors for everyone to shop, eat, participate or watch. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear their wizardly or magical costumes. Bakers and floral enthusiasts can also take prizes at the Apple Pie Baking and Floral Centerpiece Contests. The public is invited to stroll through the hamlet visiting Golden Rule Thrift Shop and the Quilt Show at the Wallkill Reformed Church.
Contest rules, applications, and a full list of WOW events and other upcoming events will be available on VOW’s website at www.visionofwallkill.com or Facebook page. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a vendor at WOW, call/text 845-527-6230.