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These Are the Best Things to Do in Westchester This Week

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We round up the best activities of the week for Westchester residents, including an herb fair in Katonah and harvest fest in Pound Ridge.

Westchester has always been home to loads of fun things to do. Whether you’re looking for an entertaining weeknight activity or something to do once your day off rolls around, we’ve got your shortlist for must-hit plans to kick off the week.

P.S. Looking for even more things to do in Westchester? Browse through our online event calendar here.

Herb Fair & Market

John Jay Homestead, Katonah
October 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On the hunt for fresh herbs? Luckily for you, the Herb Society of America New York Unit is hosting its 72nd annual Herb Fair and Market this weekend. You can expect to shop around the diverse marketplace of herbs and herbal delights, along with locally made goods. In addition, there will be educational workshops, children’s crafts, and the signature lovage soup.

Pottery Month

Muscoot Farm, Katonah
October 7, 12-3:45 p.m.

Muscoot Farm celebrates Pottery Month with a month-long celebration. Each weekend, eight different local potters will display their work for purchase at the biennial show. This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on stunning cups, bowls, plates, vases, etc. Plus, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping.


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Pound Ridge Harvest Festival

Pound Ridge Town Park, Pound Ridge
October 7, 1-6 p.m.

The Pound Ridge Partnership’s 11th annual fall fest is back for another year of food, drinks, live music, and family fun. Local eateries and vendors will have plenty on offer, and the drinks will flow freely: craft beer for the adults and a “root beer garden” for the kids. The musical headliner for the day is Galactic.

Harold Pinter Play Festival

The Whippoorwill Theatre, Armonk
October 7, 8-10 p.m.

The Katonah Classic hosts its Harold Pinter Play Festival, which will feature three plays by Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter. This weekend, attendees can catch a showing of Betrayal, a show that has won numerous awards. Betrayal dissects love and marriage with a sprinkle of humor, desire, and honesty. Tickets for this show costs $39 for adults and $29 for seniors, students, and veterans.

White Plains Oktoberfest

Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
October 8, 1-6 p.m.

This 11-year tradition makes its return to the streets of downtown White Plains. Join thousands of locals and visitors decked out in lederhosen and dirndls, sip German beer, and munch on German food. Walter’s Hot Dogs will provide seasonal food to the crowd. The band Melina & the Oompahs will be performing traditional German Oompah hits from all decades. The lead singer, Melina, grew up in Germany and now resides in NYC.

Make sure to call ahead for the latest information on cancelations and protocols at any venue.

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