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2015 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)

July 20-August 14, 2015  NYC Restaurant Week - New York, New York
July 31-August 2, 2015  Phelps Sauerkraut Festival - Phelps, New York

August 1, 2015  Cortland Arts & Wine Festival - Cortland, New York
The annual festival will feature a juried art show, Finger Lakes wineries, food vendors and live music all day.

August 1-2, 2015  23rd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival
Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, New York
Like grapes, some varieties of garlic do better in certain places. Such a place is the Finger Lakes, where at present between 70 and 100 strains are cultivated. The two days of the festival include cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings and ample opportunities to meet the area's top artisan garlic growers and chefs. A rich array of Finger Lakes food producers and artists adds to the mix. Live music and entertainment for the entire family is also one of the many highlights the festival offers. Numerous varieties of freshly harvested heirloom, hard neck garlic will be available to purchase, and experts will be on hand to offer guidance to the novice grower. A garlic-infused festival menu will be offered daily


August 6-9, 2015
52nd Annual Eden Corn Festival
Eden, New York
Buttery, juicy, sweet corn on the cob, served fresh and piping hot, will be the highlight of what you will experience at the Eden Corn Festival in Eden, New York, a festival like no other! This corn is home grown by the most skilled farmers in the State of New York, as evidenced by the taste of these ears!   Bring your family and friends to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, midway rides, tractor pulls, square dancing, arts & craft shows, auto shows, country music entertainers, impersonators and much much more all while visiting the "Garden of Eden".

August 8, 2015  Ciderfeast & Hot Dog Championship
 New York, New York
Game on! We are battling for the title of New York’s best hot dog and we need your help! We are competing among the best of the beast at the Hot Dog Championship and CiderFeast. Beef dogs, turkey dogs, casing free? We know the other hot dogs are just show dogs, but you will get the real deal with the Copenhagen Street Dog. Wild and untamed pork. Come show your support, and wash it down with a cold refreshing cider on the pier!

August 8, 2015  Avon Rotary Corn Festival - Avon, New York
The community festival draws thousands of people to see friends, browse arts & crafts, listen to a wide range of music, eat lots of food, and participate in the corn eating contest.

August 8, 2015  North Fork Craft Beer Festival - Calverton, New York
50+ Brewers/100+ Brews.  More than fifty world-class craft brewers will gather on August 8th at the Calverton Links Golf Course to participate in the 2015 North Fork Craft Beer Festival.  The festival will include a broad range of nationally recognized craft beer industry leaders as well as many of Long Island’s award-winning hometown favorites.  Attendees will enjoy special meet-and-greets with the brew masters and brewery staff who will be manning special branded tents and offering expanded beer portfolios for sampling!

August 8-9, 2015  Putnam County Wine & Food Fest - Patterson, NY
Come out and celebrate with us on a fun-filled weekend with New York's finest wineries, local and international retailers, arts and crafts and food vendors, as well as a farmer's market and live music.  The fest also features world class culinary professionals, breweries in the extended beer garden, food, arts and crafts, fresh produce, local and international artists and even a flea market.

August 8-9, 2015  America’s Grape Country Wine Festival
Dunkirk, New York
Dozens of wineries from across New York State come together for a weekend full of wine, food, educational seminars, tastings, sales by the bottle and live music. A true farmer’s market with fruit and vegetable sales, artisans, crafters and wine industry professionals.  Attendance: 2,000.


August 8-9, 2015  Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival
Canandaigua, New York
Area wineries, restaurants, artists and musicians will join together for a celebration of all things that make our region so amazing. Live music, locally grown foods, unique artwork and handicrafts, wine tasting and more. It's literally a mile of family fun!

August 8-9, 2015  The German Alps Festival - Hunter, New York
The Hunter Mountain German Festival always brings smiles to the faces of German-Americans and everyone else who attends. The good-time music is sure to get you up on your feet... or at the very least tapping your feet. Traditional German-American foods, Schuhplattler Dancers, plus some new entertainers, plenty of vendors, plus fun activities for the kids.

August 8-9, 2015  Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Ogdensburg, New York
The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ogdensburg are proud sponsors of this signature event of the summer! The Pride of New York wines, food and beer will be available for sampling and purchasing at the Lockwood Civic Center.  Food cooking demonstrations and local artisans will also round out the program.

August 9, 2015  Long Island Potato Festival - Calverton, New York
At Calverton Links.  Festival organizers are excited to bring back the "Mashed Potato Sculpting" contest, "Best Amateur Potato Salad" contest, "Great Potato Peeling Race," and a "Mashed Potato Eating" contest. Attendees are sure to have their fill of all things potato by the time the day comes to a close! Demonstrations and seminars, such as an educational "How to Cook with Potatoes" will give attendees a first-hand look at all the root can do. Once you've learned how to cook it, make sure to grab the whole family for fun with rounds of Hot Potato! and potato sack races.  Tickets for the Long Island Potato Festival can be purchased online at  for $20.00 each, and include admission to the festival plus access to all programs, live music, samples of potato products, and free parking. Children 12 and under are admitted free, but should obtain a ticket via the event website.  Food will be available to purchase from local food trucks and vendors, and attendees can be sure there will be no shortage of potatoes!  A portion of proceeds will go toward the event's charity partner, the Alzheimer's Association.

August 9, 2015  Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival - Beacon, New York
The annual Corn Festival helps raise funds for the upkeep of the club's flagship, The Woody Guthrie, and for sailing and educational programs. The Woody, a wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River ferry sloop, will be on hand for free sails on the Hudson during the festival. There will be live music including folk legend and environmentalist Pete Seeger. Come on down to get "Buck-an-Ear" corn and enjoy a great variety of local foods, crafts, and environmental booths.

August 11-13, 2015  Empire Farm Days 2015 - Seneca Falls, New York
Be Here for Cutting-Edge Dairy. New crops, markets and methods. EFD will pack these changes into three days of hands-on field demos, Ride N' Drive events and seminars. Visit the leading Ag experts and get BIG bargains on the newest industry tools and products- all in one place at one time.

August 14, 2015  The Great Food Truck Derby - Bridgehampton, New York
The Great Food Truck Derby is back! Bring the whole family for a bonanza of ethnic and mobile eats rarely seen on the East End, when a caravan of New York City and Long Island food trucks park amidst potato fields at the Hayground School, alongside New York wine and beer and non-alcoholic drink offerings. Ticket price includes one serving at every food truck (at least 20 trucks will be in attendance) and includes drinks. The food truck coming together will coincide with the Hayground School Community farmers market and programming for kids and families. And the event will benefit the Hayground schoolyard projects in the region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids.  This year, VIP tickets are available offering access to the food trucks starting at 3:30pm, along with private food and drink tastings in the newly renovated Jeff’s Kitchen on school grounds.

August 14-16, 2015  Hudson Valley Ribfest - New Paltz, New York
Sponsored by the Highland Rotary Club, Ribfest celebrates its 11th year as the region's largest and most unique barbecue food event for the whole family. Sit back while you eat and listen to our music line-up, or learn how to cook like the pros in our demonstration tent.

August 15-19, 2015  NY Now - New York, New York
Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries.  The Market for Home and LIfestyle.

August 23-27, 2015  ACFSA Annual International Conference
Niagara Falls, New York
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)

August 26-29, 2015  Taste of Tennis - New York, New York
The Annual Taste of Tennis Gala offers guests the opportunity to sample sensational cuisine prepared by the most prestigious chefs in the world, sip on handcrafted cocktails all while rubbing elbows with professional tennis players, celebrities and a number of New York’s finest chefs and culinary personalities.

August 27, 2015  Riverhead Farm To Table Dinner - Jamesport, New York
The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce's first Farm to Table Dinner will take place at Jamesport Vineyards located at 1216 Main Road in Jamesport, NY. Inspired by the array of fresh local produce and meats, which pair well with local wine and beer, the six course dinner will put its proceeds directly back into Riverhead with all proceeds to benefit the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce. The dinner will start at 5:30PM with a welcome reception followed by a six course menu, each with a pre-selected wine and beer pairing for the guest's choosing.  Advance purchase of tickets is required.

August 27-30, 2015  Kids Eat NYC - New York, New York
Kids Eat NYC has a mission to provide a memorable and elegant dining experience for kids (up to 17) and get them to think differently about food and make it more exciting for them at an earlier age. Kids Eat NYC (similar to Restaurant Week) teams up with forward thinking NYC restaurants and each restaurant creates their own take on the "kids menu",  one like no other "regular" kids menu. Those prevalent foods like chicken fingers, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and burgers and fries, are prohibited during Kids Eat NYC. Instead, kids can expect complex and savory flavors like Henry’s ‘Cool Cucumber Chow Mein’, Miranda’s ‘Grilled Vegetable Garganelli’, and Vai’s ‘Pancetta Salmon Saltimbocca’.

August 27-September 7, 2015  The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, New York
The annual celebration emphasizes agriculture as one of the state's largest and most important industries, entertaining families, and showcasing the talents and aspiriations of youth. The fair promotes agricultural growth and awareness through educational programs, statewide competitions, and supporting sales of the state's agricultural and food products.  Attendance: 1 million.

August 29-30, 2015  Long Island Maritime Museum’s Annual Seafood Festival - West Sayville, Long Island, New York
Combines arts & crafts, education and entertainment with some of the island's best seafood.  Attendance: 18,000.


2014 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

August 9, 2014  T.J. Finley's Bourbon, Beer & BBQ Festival
Bay Shore, New York
More than thirty whiskies and thirty craft beers to be offered at Long Island's first-ever T.J. Finley's Bourbon, Beer & BBQ Festival.

August 14, 2014  Butternut Valley Summer Harvest Festival
Morris, New York
Celebration of our local farm harvest.  Farmer's Market Live Music, Home Cooking, etc. At Guy Rathbun Park (Behind Firehouse).  Sponsored by the Butternut Valley Alliance.


2013 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

August 3, 2013  Lehigh Valley Wine Art Music Festival
Schnecksville, New York
Enjoy a relaxing day sampling and purchasing a variety of wines presented by several of Pennsylvania's most popular wineries & vineyards while celebrating the Lehigh Valley's vibrant arts & music scene.


2012 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2012

events waiting for new dates

August 11, 2012  Wine, Paws and Claws - Romulus, New York
Come to Swedish Hill Winery, jam out to live music and enjoy delicious barbecue foods and wines by the glass under our scenic pavilion surrounded by vineyards. While there’s no cover charge to get in, we do encourage donations to Beverly’s Animal Shelter on this evening. The shelter will also be bringing some furry friends to the event.


2011 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

August 27, 2011  Rib Rock Festival - Wantagh, New York
Bring the family for a day full of music, fun and barbecue cooked low and slow by the regions best pitmasters. Rib Rocks festivals will satisfy fans with a tasty mix of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and other tempting edibles, the best local blues and rock acts performing on the festival.


2010 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

August 7, 2010  Taste of New York Farm and Wine Market
Sackets Harbor, New York
An opportunity to sample and purchase wines and farm products from across New York State. Nearly 40 Farms and Wineries from across the state will attend to sample and sell their products and educate spectators on how the products are produced. Wines, Cheeses, Maple Syrups, Ice Cream, Meats, Sauces and More!!



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