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July 3-16, 2017
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 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list
July 7-9, 2017 - 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, 2017 Cheddar Cheese Festival - Adams, New York
A village wide celebration of the agriculture and cheese making industry in Jefferson County.
July 8, 2017 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 8-9, 2017
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 13-16, 2017 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 14-16, 2017 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 15, 2017 Hamburg's 32nd 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 22, 2017 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 23, 2017 Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
New York, New York
The Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York will attract over 20,000 patrons, a mix of professional chefs and home cooks, eager taste-testers, reggae and soca music lovers, dance aficionados, and cultural enthusiasts in the most anticipated event of the year. Held annually in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, the third Sunday in July, the Festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in the Metro New York market.
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!
July 4, 2016 100th 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.
July 10, 2016 Champagne & Chocolate Tasting - New York, New York
Bastille Day NYC Tastings — Champagne & Chocolates. FIAF Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison avenue), NYC. • Times: Sunday, July 12 from 12:30–2pm & 3–4:30pm. • Sample the crème-de-la-crème of French champagne, try an array of fine European chocolates, and enjoy desserts and mini-pastries from Le Cirque, in this one-of-a-kind tasting!
July 12, 2016 Celebrate Flatiron Chefs - New York, New York
Madison Square Park hosts its annual summertime party, Celebrate Flatiron Chefs! This one-of-a-kind, outdoor tasting celebration features gastronomic treats from top restaurants and respected chefs from the vibrant Flatiron district and beyond, providing a rare opportunity for our guests to interact with some of the hottest names in the culinary world. Guests will enjoy signature dishes as well as a variety of drink offerings in a beautiful setting amid one of the city’s most historic parks. Tickets are $350 for early admission at 5:30pm, and $200 for general entry at 6:30pm. Ticket packages are also available. Funds raised support Madison Square Park’s horticulture, maintenance, and free cultural programs including Mad. Sq. Art, Mad. Sq. Music, and Mad. Sq. Kids.
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 16, 2016 Troy Pig Out - Troy, New York
Now in its 9th year, 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 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.
July 22, 2016 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 23, 2016 5th Annual Vanderbilt Clam Bake - Centerport, New York
The Vanderbilt Museum. The Clam Bake is an important fund-raising event and proceeds benefit the museum’s education programs. The menu offers a wide menu of seafood-lovers’ favorites – from whole steamed lobsters to mussels and clam chowder – to barbecued chicken, burgers, hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob, plus wine, beer and soda. DJ Jimmy V will provide music for listening and dancing. Tickets are$100 per person or $850 for a table of 10.
July 24, 2016 A 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 25-August 19, 2016 NYC Restaurant Week - New York, New York
Summer is Coming!
July 29-30, 2016 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!
July 31, 2016 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 31, 2016 17th Annual Austerlitz Blueberry Festival - 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 30-31, 2016 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 30-31, 2016 Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival
Warwick, New York
The Annual Bounty of the Hudson, this year held at Applewood Winery located in Warwick, New York. Located at a different winery on The Shawangunk Wine Trail each year, this event brings the bounty of the Hudson Valley region to one convenient location, with live entertainment, farm fresh produce, local artisan cheeses, specialty products and a collection of award-winning wines produced in the Hudson Valley.
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.
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!
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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