Make Plans to Visit the Sheep and Wool Festival

Metro-North offers a discount rail and admission Getaway package to the New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th & 20th.   The festival draws thousands of visitors to the lovely village of Rhinebeck. And there’s more here than sheep, llamas, alpacas, and their luscious fibers.

See 300 fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheepherding demonstrations and sheepdog trials, great food and music, a petting zoo, hay maze, and other children’s activities, plus the ever-popular Punkin’ Chuckin’ competition on Sunday.

Take Metro-North’s scenic Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station to connect with a shuttle bus, which meets specific am and pm trains to/from the Fairgrounds. (The round-trip bus ride is $5, which not included in the package price.) For all the details, visit or call 845 876-4000. 

Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $37.50; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $31.50; children 5-11, $1.50; children under 5, free.  Package price varies from other stations (Visit for details.)  The shuttle bus is not included in package price; pay on board the bus ($5 round-trip).

Purchase the rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Poughkeepsie Station).