Vision of Wallkill’s Annual Weekend of Wallkill (WOW) is happening this weekend – September 22 and 23 in the Hamlet of Wallkill to celebrate our community. Residents from Wallkill and nearby communities are welcomed to two days of family-friendly events and many of Wallkill’s best for all to enjoy. There are exhibits, contests and games taking place on or near the Wallkill Public Library Lawn. Friday night kicks off at 5 p.m. with Lego Sculpture Building and Story Time sponsored by Wallkill Public Library, followed by a Fall Egg Hunt for children. Meanwhile, the “Beauty of Wallkill” Art Show will be open for all to see and vote for their favorite entry. A free chair yoga session starts at 7 p.m. Friday evening events are at the Shawangunk Town Hall or the lawn at the Wallkill Public Library.
The Weekend of Wallkill celebration continues Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with a multitude of events including the “Wonka’s Wonder” show, a Mad Scientist themed scavenger hunt, Touch-A-Truck, pony rides and a petting zoo. Other fan favorites are happening during the day: Remote-Control Car Race, Science Corner, Pickle Ball demonstration, Billy Goat Bingo and contests: Dog Costume, Potato Peeling and Floral Centerpiece. The library lawn will be dotted with vendor booths and food trucks showcasing Hudson Valley’s delights. The public is encouraged to stop by the Golden Rule Thrift Shop in the hamlet. Dine alfresco at Popp Memorial Park for a Steak Dinner organized by Wallkill Lions Club. End the day by bringing the family and chairs to Garrison Park to watch spectacular fireworks.
If you can volunteer for a few hours on Saturday to help the VOW team during the day, text 845-527-6230. Contest rules, applications, and a list of events at WOW and upcoming events are available on VOW’s Facebook, Instagram or website at visionofwallkill.com.