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Peekskill Hosting Annual Hudson Valley Expo

Petting llamas is one of the main attractions of the 2016 Hudson Valley Expo.
Petting llamas is one of the main attractions of the 2016 Hudson Valley Expo. Photo Credit: Hudson Valley Expo

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill residents can expect six hours of live music, activities for kids and 125 artisans and vendors at the 2016 Hudson Valley Expo Saturday.

The annual event is being held at the Peekskill Riverfront Green from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. 

“We want to showcase everything that makes the Hudson Valley so special—food, art, music businesses, history and more. The best part is that we can feature everything against the backdrop of the majestic Hudson River— it doesn''t get any better than that,” said Exposition Director and Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Deb Milone. 

The Kidz Zone allows kids to can art, challenge their knowledge of science through experiments, groom and feed therapeutic horses, pet llamas, participate in living history vignettes, work alongside colonial crafters, see sawmill demonstrations and take a ride on a mechanical lion, tiger or bear.

Performances include an Eagles Tribute Show, Christine Ohlman and Rebem Ontez and the original cast of Rock of Ages. 

Attendees can also take a kayak out on the river or take a one hour cruise on the Evening Star; stroll the arts and Artisan Market for Hudson Valley arts and crafts and visit the Community Tent with local community groups and organizations. 

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