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2018 NEW YORK - MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2017  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012  -  2011)


May 1, 2018
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 4-6, 2018  26th 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 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018.

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 13, 2018  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 15-16, 2018 - USA Trade Tasting 2018 - New York, New York
At the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. This event showcases products like producers connect with wine, beer, spirits importers, distributors, retailers and press, the event is B2B ONLY with the sole purpose for exhibiting brands to connect with new buyers and vice-versa etc. in the Wine, Beer & Spirits industries. 


USATT is an annual show for retailers, sommeliers, bartenders, importers and distributors to network, learn and find new opportunities to grow. Every year, the USATT Show brings together small and medium sized importers, distributors, retailers and press professionals of the US wine, spirits and beer industry for 2 days of learning, buying and selling, networking and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line.

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 1-7, 2017 - Annual NY Burger Week - New York, New York
The Burger Week is a 7-day celebration of trendsetting chefs and unique Burgers with a series of daily events.

May 5, 2017  13th Annual Global Food & Wine Event
New York, New York
Unlike any other food and wine event, BCAGlobal incorporates culinary and hospitality students into the event experience as a part of the mentoring focus it fosters. The organization seeks to expose young culinary professionals of color to opportunities and career professionals that will aid in the advancement of their careers. More than 50 culinary students will work closely with some of New York’s premier industry professionals as they prepare to unveil the latest trends and flavors in food and wine for the event.  Attendees will enjoy culinary samples paired with wine from select restaurants, winemakers, distributors and outlets from around the world.

May 11-14, 2017  Food Book Fair - New York, New York
Food Book Fair — celebrated as "the Coachella of writing about eating" and "food geek heaven"  At the Ace Hotel in New York.

May 12-21, 2017 - 119th 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 12-21, 2017  Long Island Craft Beer Week - Long Island, New York
The plan is to make LICBW 2017 an unforgettable week for Long Island Craft Beer and Long Island Craft Beer Fans.

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 13, 2017  Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival
Catskill, New York
The Fortnightly Club of Catskill is hosting its 11th 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 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 18-20, 2017  Craft Beverage 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 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  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 20, 2017  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 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

May 20-21, 2017  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 20-21, 2017  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.


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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