Sullivan County’s first signs of fall color have started to appear across the region’s foliage. According to the Sullivan County Visitors Association’s weekly update, approximately five percent of leaves in the Sullivan County Catskills are showing hints of yellow and red – with some individual trees already showing full color.
“We are always inundated with visitors who love to explore the spectacular color that sweeps across our hillsides each fall,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, SCVA president. “We’re expecting an even greater influx this year, thanks in part to the video billboard we acquired in Times Square earlier this year and all of the media attention associated with the region just now.”
“It’s a very exciting time in Sullivan County, and our hospitality experts are looking forward to welcoming new friends to the region,” she added.
For the first time, the SCVA will be holding a foliage photo contest, the details of which will be announced shortly. In addition, the organization is on the hunt for a team of Leaf Peepers to join the SCVA Peep Squad, and submit regular reports via the SCVA’s Facebook page about changes to the region’s foliage.
Sullivan County is renowned for its spectacular scenic views and brilliant red, yellow, and orange foliage colors. It is the home to a number of great fall events, including (but certainly not limited to):
Von Steuben German Festival
• Sept. 13, noon-6 p.m., Yulan Fire Department Ball Field
The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods
• Sept. 14, 21, and 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Giant Pumpkin Party and Children’s Parade
• Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grahamsville Fairground
Wine Festival at Bethel Woods
• Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Craft Beer Festival and Chili Cook-Off at Bethel Woods
• Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
• Oct. 11-12, Beaverkill Angler, Roscoe, N.Y.
The Sullivan County Visitors Association is a proud contributor to I Love NY’s foliage reports. SCVA will have more exciting fall foliage announcements soon. Learn more about fall events by heading to scva.net/fall-foliage.