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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 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 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 4-5, 2017 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 4-6, 2017 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 5, 2017 - 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 5-6, 2017 25th 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 11, 2017 6th 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 11-13, 2017 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 12, 2017 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 12, 2017 Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest
Brooklyn, New York
Now in its 5th year, thousands are expected to gather once again to sip and sample their way through a curated selection of 50+ craft beer and wines, along with food vendors, live music and entertainment. Presented by Arts+Crafts, the Fest combines the sophistication of grand tastings with the celebratory atmosphere of summer festivals and neighborhood block parties. General admission includes 15 sample tastings (additional sets of 5 tasting tix will be available for $5 at the event) and a commemorative sampling cup. VIP includes exclusive drink options, free food and expedited entry. Tickets: $25-$60.
August 12, 2017 Long Island Craft Classic - East Islip, New York
The award-winning North Fork Craft Beer Festival has a brand new name and a brand new location. The Long Island Craft Classic will be held at the beautiful Heckscher State Park in East Islip, NY. The move from the North Fork of Long Island to Heckscher State Park will provide festival attendees with a more spacious and more convenient location. 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 12-13, 2017 New York State Wine Festival
Canandaigua, New York
Join fellow wine lovers for a two-day celebration of the many great wine varietals New York has to offer, held exclusively on the grounds of the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY.
August 12-13, 2017 - 7th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest
Patterson, New York
At Abruzzi and Westview Golf Driving Range, 3191 Route 22, Patterson, NY. Live music, great food, and the best wine and spirits New York has to offer! Come sample wines, ciders and spirits from some of New York’s and beyond most renowned producers, or enjoy a cold craft or local beer in the beer garden. Bring a blanket and some lawn chairs and enjoy savory foods while rocking to the rhythmic sounds of live music. There will be arts and crafts, exhibits, and more entertainment than you can shake a stick at – even for the kids. So, bring the whole family and enjoy a day full of fun and entertainment! • Designated Driver: $12.00 Advance, $17.00 at Gate. Includes program guide, live music, cooking demonstration, mixologist demonstration. Arts and Crafts, Food, Beer, available for purchase. • Wine, Cider, Spirit Tasting Tickets: $27.00/Advance, $35.00 at the Gate. Includes wine tasting glass, event program, cider, spirits and wine tastings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and mixologist demonstration. Arts and Crafts, Food, Beer, available for purchase. • Under 16: Free admission. Free parking at the venue.
August 13, 2017 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 18-20, 2017 13th 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 24, 2017 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 26-27, 2017 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 13, 2016 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 27, 2015 Riverhead Farm To Table Dinne
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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