U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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August 8-9, 2015 Putnam County Wine & Food Fest - Patterson, NY
Bring your blankets and chairs to our fifth annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest taking place Saturday, August 8, (11:00am to 6:00pm) & Sunday, August 9, (11:00am to 5:00pm) at Beaver Creek Farm, This is a two-day event showcasing New York's and beyond most renowned wine and spirit producers. The fest also features a beer garden, food, and arts and crafts, local and international artists. We are also working on activities for children (so stay tuned). It is ideally located in the Hudson Valley region and also a stone’s throw away from Pawling, Dutchess County, NY, New Fairfield and Danbury, CT.
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 LIPotatoFest.com 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 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 2, 2014 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 2-3, 2014 Putnam County Int’l Wine & Food Fest - Carmel, NY
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. 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 2-3, 2014 22nd 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 3, 2014 Great Chefs Dinner - Bridgehampton, New York
The annual fundraiser benefits Hayground School's Jeff's Kitchen culinary education with top chefs, fine wine, and a silent auction.
August 8, 2014 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 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 9, 2014 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival
Jamesport, New York
Long Island's premier beer festival will showcase the finest craft breweries – more than 50 in all – from across the country and will pair them with outstanding BBQ prepared by Maple Tree BBQ and award-winning wines from Martha Clara Vineyards and other local Long Island wineries.
August 9, 2014 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 9-10, 2014 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.
August 9-10, 2014 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 9-10, 2014 Finger Lakes Riesling 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 9-10, 2014 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 10, 2014 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 10, 2014 Evil Pairing - Danish Hot Dogs and Craft Beer
New York, New York
We've heard that Denmark is the happiest country on the planet due to social welfare, but we have the sneaking suspicion that the hot dogs and craft beer also have something to do with it.Nothing goes better with hot dogs than beer, and nothing is better than an old world Copenhagen style hot dog with danish craft beer. Revolving Dansk will be serving their Copenhagen Street Dogs pølsevogn-style, meaning that they are topped with locally produced scandinavian pickles, crispy fried onions, chopped onions, danish remoulade, ketchup and mustard.Beer King, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin brewery, has hand-selected the perfect danish craft beers to accompany these hot dogs, including "The cowboy", served best with the rød pølse hot dog, and "Low Life" served best with the grillpølser. That's danish happiness in sausage form, slurped down with a cold brew. Admission is free. Beer and hot dog prices vary.
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 15-17, 2014 Hudson Valley Ribfest - New Paltz, New York
Sponsored by the Highland Rotary Club, Ribfest celebrates its 10th 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 16-20, 2014 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 21, 2014 Taste of Tennis - New York, New York
The 15th 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. World #1 Serena Williams, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Host of Today Show and MSNBC’s NewsNation, Tamron Hall, will be joined by top tennis players, celebrities and a number of New York’s finest chefs and culinary personalities. Individual tickets for the event are available for $275/per person.
August 21-Sept 1, 2014 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 23-24, 2014 Long Island Maritime Museum’s 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 30-31, 2014 National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, New York
Includes the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championships and National Wing Sauce-Off Competition. Celebrity Chef Challenge, sponsored by Frank”s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce, the sauce used to create the original Buffalo Wings in 1964.
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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