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2019 NEW YORK - MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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May 1, 2019
Healthy Brand Showcase
New York, New York
For one-day-only, meet 15 healthy, organic, non-GMO, vegan, non-toxic and natural beauty brands!  Enjoy product samples, press kits, luxury gift bags and more!

May 3, 2019
School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 3-5, 2019  27th Annual Wine & Herb Festival
Cayuga Lake, New York
Sample wines at each winery along the Cayuga Wine Trail and receive a different herb at each stop. Build your garden, while sipping our fine wines and savoring herb prepared cuisine.  April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019.

May 10-19, 2019  121st Edition Rochester Lilac Festival
Rochester, New York
Highland Park.  The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with ten incredible days and nights of non-stop festivities. Peek around every corner and you’ll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits and exhilarating special events.  Whether you’re a regular visitor or first time Festival-goer, you’ll quickly discover that every day brings something new to experience at the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival.

May 11, 2019  Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew & Beverage Festival
Catskill, New York
The Fortnightly Club of Catskill is hosting its 13th Annual Rip Van Winkle Wine Festival from 11:30am until 5pm at 1 Main Street, Catskill, NY, the historic Catskill Point on the Hudson River. Tickets are $25, ages 12 and under free.

May 12, 2019  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 13-14, 2019 - USA Trade Tasting 2019 - New York, New York
USATT is an annual wine, beer and spirits trade show in NYC, organized by Beverage Trade Network for suppliers all around the globe to connect buyers of the USA. It is a perfect international platform for suppliers or exhibitors who are looking to grow their distribution in the USA.


Each year, this spirits and wine industry trade show records 100+ exhibitors and 1500+ buyers attending, connecting, learning and growing their business.  EXHIBITORS: Brands that are looking to expand distribution in the US market are USATT exhibitors. You can be a US winery, brewery or distillery looking for state distributors, you can be an importer looking for state distributors, you can be a brand looking to meet retailers and press or you can be an overseas brand looking for a potential distributor.  VISITORS: Sommeliers, Bartenders, Retailers, Importers, Distributors and Press of USA.

May 13-19, 2019  Harlem EatUp! Festival - Harlem, New York
A festival offering an exciting sampling of Harlem’s sights, flavors and sounds, from artists of the kitchen, canvas, stage and streets. Enjoy Dine In Harlem, Eat Up’s signature multi-room dinner party experience, featuring Harlem’s hottest restaurants and chefs hosting some of the biggest national culinary stars in their kitchens. Get your eat on as you spend the day Uptown at The Harlem Stroll, where food, art and culture will converge all in the backdrop of one of the neighborhood’s most beautiful parks. Watch Harlem and national top chef cooking demos on the EatUp! Main Stage. It’s a celebration of culture and good eats you won’t want to miss!

May 17, 2019  The WhiskyX - Brooklyn, New York
The WhiskyX, the multi-dimensional whisky discovery event series, is coming to Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 6pm-10pm!  Now in its third year in Brooklyn, the event, which has also stopped in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Austin, aims to deliver a multi-faceted experience through which those relatively new to whisky can make discoveries and still appeal to seasoned whisky fans. The WhiskyX features tastings from more than 60 long-established and emerging whisky brands along with great music from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, local New York food trucks, top chefs, cigar lounge, trims from Blind Barber, and more.  Both VIP ($125) and General Admission ($75) tickets are on sale now. Early bird discounts are available for a limited time.

May 18, 2019  Annual Craft Beer Expo - Rochester, New York
Highland Park.  The Craft Beverage Expo is an escalation of the traditional tasting event and designed for those who crave regional, artisanal, and specialty release selections. This event has something for everyone featuring Beer, Wine, Cider and Crafted Spirit Tastings over three big days. Join us to meet the creators behind your favorite artisan beverages.

May 18, 2019  Seneca Lake Wine and Food - Watkins Glen, New York
Seneca Lake Wine and Food will celebrate and highlight the best the Seneca Lake area has to offer. Over 50 wine and food vendors will be in attendance for you to sample.  Live music and cooking demonstrations will also be a part of the event for you to enjoy.

May 18, 2019  25th Taste of Tribeca - New York, New York
A World Class Culinary Festival. For over 20 years, Taste of Tribeca has been an amazing day of  food, fun, festivities and raising funds to support arts and enrichment programs for PS 150 and PS 234.

May 18-19, 2019  9th Avenue International Food Festival
New York, New York

May 18-19, 2019  Wines & Bites - Shawangunk Wine Trail, New York
Shawangunk Wine Trail Event.  Savor the region’s finest wines, one delicious sip at a time paired with a variety of scrumptious food bites over the course of one or two days. Each of the thirteen member wineries has selected cheese, meat, salad, pasta, or dessert to offer with their wines. Receive a souvenir wine glass at the starting winery of your choice and continue on a self-guided tour of the SWT at your own pace.


May 18-19, 2019
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
New York, New York
The festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, a raffle benefiting Empty Cages Collective and live entertainment and activities throughout the day. With free admission and free samples, it has never been a better time to see for yourself what the vegetarian buzz is about.

May 18-19, 2019  9th Avenue International Food Festival
New York, New York
Since 1973. From 42nd Street to 57th Street, Ninth Avenue closes to cars and the festival takes over. It's unique and amazing, celebrating the joys of ethnicity through food, entertainment and every kind of street fair stall. Most street fairs in New York all look the same but this one stands out. The food is the big draw, but the festival is a fabulous expression of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood – teeming with ethnic food shops and fine restaurants and offering an eclectic global smorgasbord of national and regional foods.  Attendance: 1 million.

May 19-20, 2019
CoffeeCon NY
New York, New York
CoffeeCon is the world’s first all-consumer coffee festival that features tasting the best coffees, hands-on trying the best brewing gear and onsite classes to improve your prowess as an at-home barista.

May 22, 2019 - Whisky Live - New York, New York
Whisky Live New York moves to the stunning Altman Building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, creating a magnificent evening of great whisky, fine food and wonderful entertainment in the heart of New York. This is your chance to become closer to the industry, taste rare and sought-after whiskies, increase your knowledge and meet the whisky experts.

May 29, 2019 - Night Out for No Kid Hungry - New York, New York
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.

May 30-June 2, 2019  Nassau County Strawberry Festival
Bellmore, New York
Catch all the fun and excitement at the annual festival hosted by the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of the Bellmores. There will be plenty of rides, free live entertainment, free parking, fresh strawberries & lots of strawberry concoctions. Come on down and support your local not-for-profit organizations that give back to your community.

May 31-June 2, 2019 - Springville's 30th Annual Western New York Dairy/Ag Festival - Springville, New York
Featured attractions: fireworks, two hour parade, arts & crafts show, antique & new farm equipment show, car show, kids' farm activity tent, rides, music, food, contests and more.

2018 NEW YORK - MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

May 8, 2018 - Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Strange Meat at the Institute of Culinary Education - Manhattan, New York
Soma will be taking on unusual meat preparations, from how to turn beef jerky into cotton candy to what to do with a pig’s head (or a cow’s head, if you have a driver’s license). He’ll also be getting to the root of the oft-misquoted line, “a bird in the hand is worth two sharks in the ground.”  Sarah, ever the outdoorsman, will recount her adventures eating beaver, bear, and mouse “mouffle,” along with the historic precedent for each.  In addition, ICE instructor Emily Peterson will lead a cooking demonstration!

May 11-20, 2018 - Long Island Craft Beer Week - Long Island, New York
The plan is to make LICBW an unforgettable week for Long Island Craft Beer and Long Island Craft Beer Fans.

May 12, 2018 - 3rd Annual Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Syracuse, New York
Food Truck Festivals of America.  New York State Fairgrounds.  Featuring 30+ local (and delicious) food trucks. Also enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers.

May 14, 2018 - 10th Wine & Spirits Top of the List
New York, New York
A Tasting of America's Most Popular Restaurant Wines. Includes entry to grand tasting and invitation to live music after the tasting.

May 21-22, 2018 - 3rd Global Food Security & Sustainability Conference
New York, New York
New York welcomes all academics, scientists, industrialists, professionals and students across the globe to this exalted event focusing on the theme “Security,to feed the tomorrow”. This mass gathering aims to find common understanding about what it will take to tackle and succeed in the challenge of achieving global food security. The conference highlights are as follows: • Global Food Security: Ethics, policies and role of governing body  • Food security and its nutritional impact  • Community development for food security: Economic and social status  • Food security and risk assessment  • Food safety  • Food security and sustainable development  • Global Trade Liberization: Impacts on food security  • Environmental changes effecting Food security  • Emerging technologies for food security  • Agricultural revolution  • Food security management.


2017 NEW YORK - MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 13, 2017 - B.E.E.R.'s 21st Annual Brew-Off - Bay Shore, New York
Homebrew Competition. B.E.E.R. (Brewer's East End Revival) Long Island's Largest Homebrew Club.

May 18, 2017  Brooklyn Uncorked - Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Uncorked is headed to Industry City for its 11th year and this time around, we’re celebrating the best of local, national and international wines!

May 19, 2017  Village Voice's 10th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
New York, New York
The Village Voice Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event will feature 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs at Metropolitan Pavilion. Guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Village Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages. VIP, Early Entry, and General Admission tickets will be available.  Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City's diverse culinary landscape.

May 20, 2017  Texas Chili Cook-off - New York, New York
The HOTTEST chili cook-off this side of the Red River!  Enjoy one of Manhattan’s hottest new waterfront venues while tasting some of the finest chili this side of the Red River. Purchase your tickets early to secure your spot at one of the largest gatherings of Texas outside of the state.

May 20, 2017  Southern Tier Craft Beer and BBQ Festival
Big Flats, New York
The Festival features a Brewers Exhibition and Tasting, Amateur BBQ Cook-Off, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Vendors and will be from 2pm til 11pm


2015 NEW YORK - MAY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 2, 2015  Ramp Fest 2015 - Hudson, New York
Celebrate the forageable green, spring delicacy, wild onion of myth and mystery. Original dishes will be created by top chefs from upstate NY and the big city.

May 5, 2015  4th Annual Village Voice Choice Streets Food Truck Event
New York, New York
The Village Voice is proud to present our 4th annual Choice Streets Food Truck tasting event from 7:00 – 11:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum!  Sample the best dishes some of New York City's favorite food trucks along with complimentary beer, wine, and liquor beverages.

May 9, 2015  Urban Food & Artisan Festival - Queens, New York
Please join us for a day of  Food Music and Artisan vendors. Bring the whole family, come hungry and ready to shop. Many different foods to choose from with a variety of Ethnic Food Vendors. Come see pop star Brielle perform her new album live. Register on Eventbrite for free tickets up until March 31st. After March 31st tickets are $10.00 pp on Eventbrite or at the door if available. Queens College 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Vendor Opportunity available. For more info call 631-667-EXPO(3976) or email: [email protected]

May 16-19, 2015  Wild Carp Classic - Baldwinsville, New York
Welcome to the 2015 Wild Carp Classic, hosted on North America’s premiere venue for carp angling tournaments, the Seneca River!  This event is a 64-hour, Big 10 endurance tournament targeting common and mirror carp. Each team may have up to 3 anglers that may fish 6 rods interchangeably throughout the duration of the event.  This tournament is a Big 10 format, with cash and awards for the teams with the most combined weight of their ten largest carp caught.

May 17, 2015  Shakespeare Primavera - Brooklyn, New York
Shakespeare Primavera with Food Historian Francine Segan Celebrate Spring with Talk & Tastes Inspired by Food & Wines from the Bard’s Italian Plays.  Join food historian Francine Segan for an appetizing talk on the sweet and savory in Shakespeare’s Italian plays, accompanied by a tasting menu of Renaissance delicacies catered by Union Square Events.


2014 NEW YORK - MAY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

May 1, 2014  American Cancer Society's 9th Annual Taste of Hope
New York, New York
Taste of Hope is a culinary, wine and spirits tasting event featuring over 40 of New York's hottest and most popular restaurants and vendors, all set within a fun cocktail party atmosphere!

May 4, 2014  Caribbean Food Festival - Brooklyn, New York
Live Music, Arts, Poetry, Spoken Word, Comedy, Live Performances, Lots of Caribbean Foods, Bouncing Castle for the Kids and more.

May 9-13, 2014  Manhattan Cocktail Classic - New York, New York
We regret to announce that the 2015 Manhattan Cocktail Classic may not be held this year. Those who have had the pleasure of attending this best-of-class experience in the past know that the festival hinges on the many products and brands that are there to be discovered and enjoyed. This year, the production of the event had a late start resulting in many brands not being able to participate. After much deliberation, it was decided that moving forward with the festival, at this time, would lead to a disappointing experience for attendees, participants and sponsors.

May 17, 2014  Bierfest - Albany, New York
Enjoy an evening of German dinner and drink at the German-American Club of Albany at our German Bierfest. Doors open at 5:00 PM. German Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks, and Hefeweizens will be available. Dinner served at 6:00 PM. Cost $20/person. Salad and dessert included.  Live music from TBA. Walk-ins are welcome for live music and dancing at $6/person. For reservations, please call 518.439.5932. All of our events are open to the public!

May 20, 2014  The New Taste of Sunnyside
Sunnyside, Queens, New York
Attendees at the Taste of Sunnyside will sample some of the best of Sunnyside’s food and drink from more than 25 local restaurants participating in the event.  Where else can you try lobster mac & cheese, Colombian kernel corn, Romanian hors d’oeuvres, smoked meatballs and seitan with vegan mole poblano, all at the same event?  The Taste of Sunnyside celebrates the neighborhood’s fantastic and delicious food culture.  We hope you will attend!


2013 NEW YORK - MAY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 10-19, 2013  Long Island Craft Beer Week - Long Island, New York
We have decided to forego Long Island Craft Beer Week 2014.  We are already working on LICBW 2015.

May 18, 2013  Greek Peak Wine Festival - Cortland, New York
Sample & purchase the featured products of several New York State wineries while enjoying great food, live entertainment, and a variety of vendors featuring arts & handcrafted items, wine accessories, apparel & jewelry, and more.


2012 NEW YORK - MAY 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

May 2, 2012  How Food Systems Shape Cities - New York, New York and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University will debut their first seminar in an educational series entitled: Transforming Cities How Food Systems Shape Cities.   Participants in the event will have the opportunity to savour locally prepared foods and learn from such notables as Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City; Brian Halweil: Editor Edible East End, Publisher, Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, to Adam Freed, Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.

May 2, 2012  Vinitaly US Tour 2012 New York City - New York, New York
Vinitaly will host a tasting for the New York area wine trade and media. The New York program will include a Grand Tasting, guided tastings and wine business seminars.


2011 NEW YORK - MAY 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

May 19, 2011  Beaten, Seared, & Sauced: A New York Culinary Education
New York, New York
Museum of the City of New York.  Jonathan Dixon, graduate of the Culinary Institute of American and author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced, in conversation with Andrew Friedman, author of Knives at Dawn: America's for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition.



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