Winter may be cold, but it's not all bad. Especially here in the Hudson Valley where there are plenty of towns celebrating the season with winter carnivals and festivals. In fact, there is one coming up on Jan. 19..

Winterfest 2019 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 1 pm - 4 pm at Hackett Hill Park in Hyde Park. You'll get to enjoy a winter afternoon in the park enjoying seasonal activities like snow tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Then warm up around the fire pit and roast marshmallows.

Special displays inside the Program Building include a children's craft table, Dutchess County's Medical Reserve Corps, Hyde Park's Historian, the Hyde Park Conservation Advisory Commission and more. The Hyde Park Fire Department will have a display and presentation on ice rescues. A Snowman Contest and Nature Hike round out the afternoon.

Winterfest will take place with or without snow on the ground. In case of inclement weather, the alternate date is Sunday, January 20. For more information, visit their facebook page.