It's another busy weekend with fall festivals in Hamptonburgh Saturday and Cornwall Sunday, and Taste of New Paltz Sunday. The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday at Mount Saint Mary. Kids can touch a truck Saturday in Chester. Big Eddy Film Festival in Narrowsburg runs this weekend. See more in Go! magazine Friday and any time at recordonline.com
Big Eddy Film Festival, Friday-Sunday, at Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, features a lineup of shorts, documentaries and feature films, some carrying strong connections to the region. Opening night's film "Little Boxes" is about an interracial couple and their preteen son who move out of the city for fresh air and new opportunities. bigeddyfilmfest.com
Make your way to Chester on Saturday for Touch a Truck at the Town of Chester Highway Department site, 77 Laroe Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids can climb on and into fire trucks, snow plows, dump trucks, backhoes, police cars and more. 469-7000, townofchester.org
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “From the New World,” concert features Copland, Gershwin, Dvorak. Students admitted free; others $20-$30. 913-7157, Newburghsymphony.org
Love a parade? Love fire trucks? Head to Rock Hill for the 88th Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association Firemen’s Parade, 2 p.m. Saturday. Parade starts at the Lodge at Rock Hill, travels along Rock Hill Drive, to Rock Hill Fire Dept. The day’s events include music by Meatbox, 3-7 p.m., raffles, fireworks at dusk.
Sample Hudson Valley food and drink, from gourmet to old-fashioned eats Sunday at Taste of New Paltz, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ulster County Fairgrounds. Admission: $3 advance, $5 at the gate, 12 and younger get in free. There's plenty to do for kids, too - a petting zoo, magic acts and more. Also: arts, crafts, jewelry, health and wellness exhibitors. newpaltzchamber.org