Sheep & Wool Festival (Rhinebeck, NY)

UPDATE:

• We will be taking the 8:43 train from GC to Poughkeepsie and the catching the shuttle bus from the train station in Poughkeepsie which will get us to the fairgrounds before noon. 

• Please check track information posted at GC. Deborah or I will be waiting at the track entry until 8:30. You don't have to be at GC at 8 am but be on time. If you arrive to GC after 8:30, check the comments on the meetup to know what train we are sitting in or text Deborah or I.

• We will leave the fairgrounds a little before 5pm to take the 5:54pm train back to NYC. Train arrives NYC at 7:43. Getaway tickets are available for $37.50 (includes discounted entry into the Sheep and Wool Festival and RT train fare). 

• Tickets can be purchased at any of Grand Central ticket machine. There will be two tickets-one for the train and one for entry into the festival. 

• There is a shuttle bus fee from Poughkeepsie of around $5/OW, make sure you have cash for the bus driver.  

It is that time of year again! Join us for a day adventure to Rhinebeck for the Sheep & Wool Festival. If you have yet to go, this is a great Fall trip to stock up on all your yarn for holiday projects and to enjoy the scenery and local food, wine and pasturing animals. 

Hope to see you there!

http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_sheepwoool.htm

Join or login to comment.

  • Connie

    Amy, thanks for doing such a great job of organizing, as always, and for helping me with the crochet. I think I almost get it! I had a wonderful time; got some fun stuff even if it wasn't yarn!

    October 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Thanks so much for organizing this Amy. It was so great to get to see all of you! I met some really nice women on the train on the way home and I told them they should start going to PnP. HA!

    Have a Happy Halloween!
    Michele

    October 20, 2013

  • Carla C

    Thanks so much for your hard work - it was a great trip!

    October 20, 2013

  • judy f.

    Thanks again Amy for putting this together

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Cindy

    Thanks Ladies! I had a great time and bought too much yarn (what a shock)!

    October 20, 2013

    • judy f.

      Absolutely shocking...and even more shocking you were not the only one, on both counts !!!

      October 20, 2013

  • Dvora

    Had such a great day and even learned something new. Yay for needle felting.

    October 20, 2013

  • Amy S.

    If you missed us or are driving up, please note my phone number-347/[masked] so we can coordinate if you want to meetup at Rhinebeck.

    2 · October 19, 2013

    • Kim

      Than I expected!

      October 19, 2013

    • Amy S.

      It can be overwhelming. That is why you have to go back every year. See you at a future meetup!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Wrapping it up! Will see you all at the entry in a few. Don't be late!

    October 19, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Oh man! Have bought more wine then yarn. I need to pace myself!

    October 19, 2013

  • Amy S.

    Sidney-text me when you get your ticket and are through the gate.

    October 19, 2013

  • Kim

    I'm taking the 9:43 up- sorry that I missed the group ride up!

    October 19, 2013

  • Millie H.

    can"t make it today have fun!

    October 19, 2013

  • Amy S.

    We are on the 2nd car.

    October 19, 2013

    • Amy S.

      From the back.

      October 19, 2013

  • judy f.

    Got my coffee. Hangin out by track 33

    October 19, 2013

    • Dvora

      I am on the S shuttle across. All this weekend subway construction is a pain

      October 19, 2013

  • Sidney

    Waiting on the q platform for 20 minutes and the train just arrived. If I don't make the 843, I'll see you all up there later.

    October 19, 2013

    • Amy S.

      I'm routing for you!

      October 19, 2013

    • judy f.

      Good luck

      October 19, 2013

  • Jen

    I'll be driving up so hope to see some of you there. It's been ages!

    October 18, 2013

  • Michele

    Do the vendors all/mostly take credit cards or should we bring cash?

    October 18, 2013

    • judy f.

      some take cash... to be on safe side, bring cash. you don't want to be stuck in the ATM lines...

      October 18, 2013

    • judy f.

      i meant some take credit....

      October 18, 2013

  • Kay Em M.

    Sadly, it looks like I will not be able to join you all in Rhinebeck tomorrow after all... Next year! Enjoy the festival for me.

    In November, though, I will be at Stitches East in Hartford. Is anyone interested in a MeetUp there, say on Sunday @ 11:30?

    Cheers - Kelly

    October 18, 2013

    • Kay Em M.

      That Stitches East Sunday is Nov. 10th

      October 18, 2013

    • judy f.

      got an email, la casita in brooklyn is having an 'i can't make it to rhinebeck' sale this weekend..

      1 · October 18, 2013

  • Alida P.

    I'm taking amtrak to Rhinecliff and cabbing it from there. I haven't been in years, but have this need to go this year. I'm looking forward to shopping for fiber mostly this year.

    October 14, 2013

  • Millie H.

    I haven't been there for couple of years, it's the best place to stock up on fiber supplies and pet some sweet little ones. I bought some circular glass knitting needles last time I went.

    October 12, 2013

  • Darsana

    Which train to Poughkeepsie are we aiming for? The 7:43 or the 8:43?

    October 11, 2013

  • k*m

    See you all there - I'm staying up there overnight. Is anyone going to the Ravelry meetup At noon

    October 8, 2013

  • Lizzy

    I'll be volunteering at the Merch booth. Come say hi!

    October 8, 2013

  • Cindy

    So excited! This will be my first time to Rhinebeck. I'm trying to not buy yarn before but it doesn't seem to be working. Do we buy our tickets ahead of time?

    September 30, 2013

    • Deborah

      Tickets for the train and the festival can be purchased at the ticket booths (automated or in person) the day of the trip. Here is the link with the information. http://www.mta.info/m...­

      September 30, 2013

    • Cindy

      Thanks for the info!

      October 4, 2013

  • Hope L.

    I am still contemplating! I will let you know soon!

    October 1, 2013

    • judy f.

      you know you wan't resist. and the ride wouldn't be the same without you !!!

      October 1, 2013

  • Amy S.

    So excited!

    September 25, 2013

  • Abby

    I am driving up but hope to see you up there!

    September 25, 2013

  • Michele

    Yay! My flight is booked. See you soon!

    September 19, 2013

    • judy f.

      does that make this an international meetup ?

      September 19, 2013

    • Michele

      Yes! I suppose it does!

      September 19, 2013

  • Rachel

    I will be driving up as well but will meet up with you there or at the end for a pint and to examine our spoils. Had the best time last year!

    September 10, 2013

  • Theresa

    Driving up the day before, so I'll meet ya'll there.

    September 9, 2013

15 went

This Meetup is community funded

$24.00/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Have a reserve fund
  • Provide supplies or equipment
  • Improve Meetups

Voluntary

Members are not required to pay dues, but are encouraged to chip in.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Our Sponsors

  • BevBucks

    A $5 code for us. Enter "PNP" for $5 off your first deal!

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy