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2019 NEW YORK - JULY 2019
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JULY 4, 2019  4TH OF JULY
Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 4, 2019
Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Coney Island, New York
The men and women will compete separately for the title of Men's Hot Dog Eating World Champion and Women's Hot Dog Eating World Champion, as well as a $20,000 cash purse for each division. More than 40,000 fans come to the free event, arriving several hours in advance. For these fans, Nathan's Famous produces a pre-show beginning at 10 a.m. that will include a death-defying performance by the Coney Island Strongman and several live bands. Nathan's Famous will also provide a jumbotron to increase visual access for fans.  Attendance: 40,000.

July 5-7, 2019  I Love BBQ & Music Festival - Lake Placid, New York
This annual event attracts the best BBQ competitors in the country and continues to grow in popularity year after year. Sampling opportunitites, food and beverage concessions and live entertainment.

July 8-21, 2019  French Restaurant Week - New York, New York
Thousands of New Yorkers and Francophiles celebrating French cuisine and culture. Numerous restaurants across New York will offer a special prix-fixe menu options during dinner, and in some cases, lunch.

July 12-14, 2019  Finger Lakes Wine Festival - Watkins Glen, New York
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers the largest showcase of wines produced in New York State with over 90 wineries paired with regional artisans, live music, culinary classes and cooking demonstrations.

July 13, 2019  Little Falls Cheese Festival - Little Falls, New York
'Smile and say cheese!' and you will be happily in the spirit of the new Main Street First Cheese Festival from 10 am to 5 pm. Festival goers will have an unusual opportunity to sample and buy artisanal cheeses from numerous local and regional producers—including several nationally award-winning cheesemakers. Admission and parking are FREE.  Entertainment will include live music and a short play presented by Little Falls Theater Company titled “Where’s the Cheese?” Handouts about Little Falls’ cheese history will be available and will include a self-guided walking tour.

July 13, 2019  Cheddar Cheese Festival - Adams, New York
A village wide celebration of the agriculture and cheese making industry in Jefferson County.

 

July 13, 2019
12th Annual Troy Pig Out
Troy, New York
The annual Troy Pig Out challenges barbeque masters from across the Northeast to duke it out for the top prize in the categories of: Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, Best Pork Rib, Best Beef Brisket, Grand Champion, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Rib contest, Mayor’s Choice, and more.  The Troy Pig Out is an official Empire State competition sanctioned by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, citing New York pride in its place as the site of events that highlight the state and its tradition of excellence in offering unique foods and specialty dishes often based upon tried and true recipes that have endured through the generations.

July 13-14, 2019  Taste of Buffalo - Buffalo, New York
Nearly 50 restaurants, 7 wineries and over 450,000 invited guests will gather in downtown Buffalo to enjoy "fun by the forkful". One of the region's signature events, the Taste of Buffalo is the largest two-day food festival in the United States.  Attendance: 450,000.

July 13-14, 2019 - Famous Food Festival - Deer Park, New York
Join us at the Deer Park Tanger Outlets in Long Island, NY for a family friendly food experience you will never forget! Featuring over 60 food vendors, 175,000 SF of outdoor space, Live Music, Beer and Wine Garden, Virtual Gaming Area, Butterfly Exhibit and much more. This all ages fun for the whole family event is only $5 to attend each day and Kids under 10 get in for free!

July 14, 2019  Champagne & Jazz Party - New York, New York
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and presenting sponsors Côte d’Azur and Cannes invite you to celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête! Join us for a festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment on 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue.  For over 20 years, every July, FIAF has hosted New York’s largest public celebration of France’s national holiday. The day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. Abounding with French cuisine, musique, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block fête populaire invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and joie de vivre of France!

July 16, 2019  Celebrate Mad. Sq. Chefs - New York, New York
This annual event gathers the best chefs and restaurants in the neighborhood for an outdoor dining experience you won’t want to miss. Expect mouthwatering eats, artisanal cocktails, craft beers, and regional wines. We hope to see you there.

July 19, 2019  15th Annual Empire Brewfest - Syracuse, New York
Welcome to the New Empire Brewfest. Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds.  In addition to amazing craft beers from all over the State and Country, we've jam-packed the festival with hard to find craft beer, spirits, food, music, games, shopping and much, much more.  This is the craft beer festival you've been training for.

July 20, 2019  Hamburg's 35th Annual Burgerfest - Hamburg, New York
The festival celebrates Hamburg's claim as "birthplace of the hamburger"  with arts & crafts, car show, film festival, burger-eating contests, games, music, and of course, tasty food and hamburgers. The Taste of Hamburg portion of the festival features offerings from local restaurants.

July 20-21, 2019  Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage Festival
Buffalo, New York
The 2nd largest Italian street festival in the country. It is with great pride that we invite you to take in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian-American experience so very special.

 

July 22-August 16, 2019
NYC Restaurant Week
New York, New York
Your eating choices in New York City are as limitless as your cravings. Want a 15-course tasting menu at the latest trendsetting restaurant? A porterhouse for two at an old-timey steakhouse? A plateful of Chinese dumplings? The City has thousands of places featuring cuisines from around the world.

July 26-27, 2019
Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
Syracuse, New York
A Syracuse Artsweek Festival, the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival is a 17-hour celebration of fine music, food, drink and fun!  Attendance: 15,000.

July 27-28, 2019
Niagara Wine Festival
Lewiston, New York
Our annual outdoor wine and culinary festival will be located in Academy Park this year, right in the heart of the Village of Lewiston. Receive a keepsake wine glass with your ticket and samples of wine at each of the participating wineries. Lots of local restaurants and food vendors, wine seminars and more!

July 28, 2019  Annual Austerlitz Blueberry Festival
Austerlitz, New York
Sponsored by the Austerlitz Historical Society, the festival  will include early 19th century craft demonstrations, live music and of course-lots of blueberries.

July 28, 2019
7th Annual Taste of Montauk - Montauk, Long Island, New York
Taste of Montauk at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina 6-9pm  A Celebration of Montauk Restaurants.  Culinary Bites from Montauk Restaurants | Long Island Wines | Local Beer.  Live Music.  Tickets $65 per person $75 at door.

July 28, 2019  15th Annual 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.

July 28-29, 2019 - Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Brooklyn, New York
EVENT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

July 29, 2019  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.
 

2018 NEW YORK - JULY 2018
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
waiting for new dates

July 19, 2018 - Good Beer: Craft Beer & Food Festival
New York, New York
28 Liberty Street.  This year, we’re taking Good Beer back outside to the plaza. What can you expect? A breezy walk-around tasting where you’ll sample craft brews, hearty food and a mix of other delicious offerings in between, all included in the price of your ticket.
 

 

2017 NEW YORK - JULY 2017
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS

waiting for new dates

July 15, 2017  NY Smoke and Fire Food Fest - Tappan, New York

July 22, 2017  Vanderbilt Lobster Fest - Centerport, New York
The Vanderbilt Lobster Fest, the Museum’s 6th annual summer fund-raising event from 6:00 to 10:00 in the Celebration Tent on the Great Lawn overlooking Northport Bay and Long Island Sound. This is the Vanderbilt’s largest fund-raising event and benefits the Museum’s education programs.  The menu offers seafood-lovers’ favorites – from whole steamed lobsters to grilled steak, fresh roasted sweet corn, and fresh pickles, plus wine, beer and soda. A deejay will play music for listening and dancing.  Tickets are $125 per person, $115 for Members (and $1,125 for a table of 10). Purchase tickets on-line at vanderbiltmuseum.org, or call 631-854-5579, Monday through Friday, 10:00-4:00 p.m.

July 28, 2017  Passion: Food, Wine & Music
Niagara-on-the-Lake, New York
A celebration of Wine, Food, Micro Beer and Music.  Auction, Vendors, Artists, Dancing Under the Stars. At beautiful Mori Gardens. All proceeds will go to fund Wells of Hope's projects.

July 30, 2017  2nd Annual New York Best Wings Festival
Wantagh, New York
The Definitive Chicken Wing Championship!  The Most anticipated Wing Championship! Best Wings LI's 7th Wing Festival will be a battle of all the best wing champions from our previous festival's and more. This 21+ event only at the top venue in the area, Mulcahy's Pub is a limited ticket exclusive event for only the most enthusiastic wing loving wing head's. Get your tickets in advance as we expect a wing crazed sell out!
 

 

2016 NEW YORK - JULY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

July 15-17, 2016  Peppermint Days - Lyons, New York
The festival celebrates Lyons' early history as a leader in the peppermint oil industry. Events include Baking Contest, Tractor Show, a parade, entertainment and much more!

July 17, 2016  Summerfest - Ashville, New York
Southern Tier Brewing Company.  Summer is a time to be outside and celebrating the season. Our Summerfest is an afternoon of soaking up the sun, cold beer, tasty food, live music and of course keg bowling.  Admission is free. Food and beer of course are not. It’s a fun and friendly atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon. Doors open at noon, the party ends around 4pm.
 

 

2015 NEW YORK - JULY 2015
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS

waiting for new dates

July 1-3, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015 - New York, NY
Come to our wine tasting event where you can learn about the famous and healthy Hungarian wines!  We will serve wine specialties that you can't taste anywhere else only at one of the locations of Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015.  No matter if you like white wine, red wine or rosé wine, dry or sweet wines.  During the wine tastings, our wine expert will tell you about the thousand-year-old wine culture and the characteristics of the Hungarian wines.
 

 

2014 NEW YORK - JULY 2014
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS

waiting for new dates

July 10-13, 2014  Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest - Rochester, New York
The only Rib Festival of its kind in New York State, this Rochester Rib Fest brings six specialty Rib Masters each with a unique preparation style.  Plenty of covered seating and picnic space is provided for your comfort. Children 12 and under are free. All musical entertainment is free with your paid admission.  Held annually at the festival site inside Monroe County's famous Highland Park.

July 12, 2014  5th Annual Seafood Throwdown - New York, New York
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.  Seafood Throwdown, a unique cooking competition that highlights the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem, is coming back to our market for the 5th season! In this Iron-Chef inspired program, two neighborhood restaurants will face off against each other in a heart-pounding race to transform a secret seafood ingredient with other foods from the farmers market vendors into culinary delights.

July 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27, 2014  Evolution of Our Sense of Smell
New York, New York
American Museum of Natural History.  Go inside The Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins to learn about the biology and evolution of humans' sense of smell through demonstrations and hands-on activities, including sending and receiving scents using a new digital device called the oPhone. Visitors will be able to try out this new technology and meet its inventors, David Edwards and Rachel Field, as well as learn about how smell is processed and perceived in humans and our primate and hominid relatives.

July 14, 2014  Kegs & Kluckers - Brooklyn, New York
Just Food is egg-cited to announce the return of this fun-filled event dedicated to urban chicken keepers, home-brewers, and the people who love them. Hosted in partnership with Brewnity and Good Beer Month, Kegs & Kluckers will include home-brewed beers, delicious local fare, Egg Olympic Games, raffles, and a Deviled Egg Competition (enter the contest here).  Tickets are $25 (includes one raffle ticket and unlimited Brooklyn Brewery drafts) and proceeds will raise money for Just Food's City Chicken Project, which provides the training, coops, and hens that school and community gardening groups need to raise healthy chickens and delicious eggs.   Venue: Brooklyn Brewery.

July 27, 2014  New York Tomato Blast - Corona, New York
Tomato Blast is a massive tomato fight modeled after Spain's annual La Tomatina Fest.  La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Valencian the town of Buñol, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fights purely for fun! 
 

 

2010 NEW YORK - JULY 2010
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS

waiting for new dates

July 17, 2010  Pride of New York Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
Lima, New York
13th Annual Golden Benefit Charity Golf Dinner and Pride of NY Wine and Cheese Tasting - to benefit the  Neuromuscular Disease Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and & Friends & Families of Muscular Disorders Foundation.

 

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