2018 NEW YORK - AUGUST 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
July 23-August 17, 2018 NYC Restaurant Week New York, New York
August 2-5, 2018
55th 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 3-4, 2018 Belgium Comes to Cooperstown
Cooperstown, New York
Belgium comes to Cooperstown, or "BCTC," is our annual summer beer fest celebrating (and sampling) the best in Belgian and Belgian-style beers. Since its inaugural in 1999, BCTC has grown from a modest gathering to a full-fledged festival with weekend camping; staged live music; a 700 person VIP dinner; late night movie screenings ; receptions and lectures. Over 100 breweries from around the world participate with more than 3,000 guests attending.
August 3-5, 2018 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 3-5, 2018 Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend - Phelps, New York
Celebrates the Phelps area's history as one of the largest producers of sauerkraut in the world. Events include live music, 20k race, Kraut Idol, fireworks, arts & crafts, a parade and a kraut-eating contest.
August 4, 2018 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 4-5, 2018 26th 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 7-9, 2018 - Empire Farm Days - 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 10, 2018 7th Annual 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 11, 2018 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 11, 2018 Long Island Craft Classic - East Islip, New York
The Long Island Craft Classic will be held at the beautiful Heckscher State Park in East Islip, NY. More than 50 craft breweries will gather to participate. The festival will include a broad range of nationally recognized craft beer industry leaders as well as many award-winning favorites from Long Island and New York State breweries. Select cideries and wineries will also be present to offer samplings of their artisanal hand-crafted beverages. The event will also feature BBQ food prepared by Chef Eric Rifkin, owner of Bobbique (Patchogue, NY). All paid attendees will receive a food ticket to be redeemed for a mouth-watering BBQ sandwich and side dish of their choice. The event will help raise funds and awareness for three very worthy local charities; Kids Need More, Natural Heritage Trust, and the Long Island Brewers Guild.
August 12, 2018 Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival - Beacon, New York
The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival at Pete & Toshi Seeger Park in Beacon, NY. Noon-5pm Ran/Shine The festival features fresh picked, ready-to-eat local-grown Hudson Valley sweet corn on the cob, corn & bean salad, watermelon, hot chili, old drinks, and other summer treats. Lots of food vendors and artisan farm market. Info: (845) 838-9630.
August 15-17, 2018 Society of Wine Educators 42nd Annual Conference
Finger Lakes, New York
One the most exclusive wine education events of the year. Enhance your knowledge, network with your peers and sample some of the world”s most rare wines.
August 17-19, 2018
14th Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest
New Paltz, New York
Sponsored by the Highland Rotary Club, Ribfest, 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 18-22, 2018
NY Now - New York, New York
Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries. The Market for Home and LIfestyle. Attendance: 35,000.
August 22-September 3, 2018
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 25-26, 2018
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.
August 25-26, 2018 Putnam County Wine & Food Fest
Patterson, New York
Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus live music, chef demonstrations, and great food! Sample wines, spirits, or ciders from some of New York’s and beyond most renowned producers. And, if you like what you taste, purchase by a bottle to go or buy a case to enjoy your favorites all year long. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy savory foods while rocking to the rhythmic sounds of live music. There will be arts and crafts, exhibits, and two full days of live entertainment – even for kids. So, bring the whole family and enjoy a day full of fun and entertainment! 11am to 6pm at the Patterson Fire Department (Grounds) 13 Burdick Road, (off Route 311) Patterson, NY.