Accommodations, Parking, Music, & Menu


We recommend our wonderful organizational sponsors The 1850 House Inn & Tavern in Rosendale just seven miles from New Paltz and Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz at NYS Thruway Exit 18. There are many other hotels and B&Bs in the Hudson Valley region, but please be sure to register early if you’re traveling since we have some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the country!


Parking will be available in the parking lots on Broadhead Street around the corner from DuBois Fort Visitor Center where the opening reception will be held. Parking will also be available in the parking lot of our dear neighbor the Reformed Church of New Paltz.


Music will be provided by the Abalonemoon Trio.

Menu and Wines

Catering by Harvest Real Food Catering & Events | Wines Selected by Kevin Zraly

Welcome Reception Hors d'Oeuvres

Venison Meatballs with Port Wine Reduction

Piggy Back Dates Stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese Wrapped in Bacon 

Butternut Squash Bites with Sage Brown Butter 

Poached Beets Topped with Goat Cheese & Marinated Red Onion 

Herb-Encrusted Pork Loin Tidbits with Apple Chutney

First Course

Roasted Corn Soup with Homemade Herb Crostini Garnished with Fresh Thyme 

Farm-Style Dinner

Cider-Braised, French-Cut Chicken Breast with Roasted Root Vegetable Ragout Atop Wild Hive Creamy Cheddar Polenta


Apple Cobbler Served in an Individual Mason Jar and Topped with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Fresh Mint

Chocolate Truffles Served at DuBois Fort Visitor Center Following Dinner


Blanc de Blanc from Brotherhood Winery

Awosting White from Whitecliff Winery 

Pinot Noir from Millbrook Winery 

Other Drinks

Hard Cider, Beer, Sparkling Water, Seasonal Lemonade & Iced Tea, Coffee & Tea