2013 NEW YORK : October 2013
NEW YORK FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008)
September 29 - October 1, 2013 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress - New York, New York
September 29 - October 1, 2013 4th Annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition - New York, New York
October 4, 2013 Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit - New York, New York
Plate by Plate is the premier annual food and wine charity and fundraising event benefitting Project by Project's 15th Year Anniversary. Each year, the event showcases New York City's premier restaurants and is attended by over 550 food and wine loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city's best has to offer.
October 4-6, 2013 31st Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca, New York
A weekend celebration of food, fun and the fall. The event has farmers, wineries, bakeries, crafters, food vendors, an apple pie eating competition, apples, apples and more apples. Activities include music, dancing, eating, education, amusement rides, Iron Chef event, craft-fair and street performers. Attendance: 30,000.
October 5-6, 2013 Hilton Apple Fest - Hilton, New York
Celebrating the area's apple harvest with crafters, an auto show, entertainment and more!
October 5-6, 2013 Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival - Oswego, New York
Giant Pumpkins, Entertainment, Kids Rides, Craft Vendors, Food, Wine Tasting
October 5-6, 2013 The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland, New York
Something for Everyone--Crafters, Children's Games, Entertainment, Food, 5K Race or Walk, Antique Tractors, Hay Rides, Tons of Pumpkins, Exhibits and Displays.
October 6, 2013 Applefest 2013 - Warwick, New York
Experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick's apples, culture, and entertainment--over 200 craft vendors, six stages of music & entertainment, farmers' market, apple pie baking contest. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.
October 8, 2013 Lemon: NYC - New York, New York
A unique dining event, with a team of more than 30 culinary greats from New York and around the country, raising funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.
October 11, 2013 12th Annual Taste of Tioga - Owego, New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County invites you to join local farms, restaurants and businesses as they highlight local restaurants.
October 11-12, 2013 WhiskyFest New York - New York, New York
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 250 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.
October 12, 2013 NY Smoke and Fire Food Fest - Pomona, New York
The 2013 Smoke And Fire Food Fest brings together vendors and restaurants that produce smokey and spicy foods. Some of the best Hot sauce and chocolate makers on the East coast and other great treats being sampled all in one fun filled day of live music, great food and activities. Contests to include: Best in the Hudson Valley, Ghost Pepper Cookie Eating Contest , Ghost Pepper Pizza Eating Contest, Fire Jugglers, kid friendly activities all under one roof at the newly built $65 million stadium.
October 12-13, 2013 LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, New York
Bringing community, non-profit organizations, friends, artists and crafters together to promote apples and small town America.
October 13, 2013 Troy Chowderfest - Troy, New York
It's Soup for the People! Going into its seventh year for 2013, the Troy Chowderfest welcomes chowder-lovers throughout Capital Region to come out and judge who has the best chowder in the area. On the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, over 30 restaurants fill Riverfront Park, with decorated booths and all sorts of creative chowders. It's a full day of fall food, live music, and family fun! Prizes are awarded for best seafood, vegetarian, most original and overall favorite – judged by a secret panel of local restaurant critics. Festival-goers are able to vote on the coveted 'People's Choice' award.
October 15-16, 2013 Ocean Spray's Big Apple Bog - New York, New York
Ocean Spray will be hitting the Big Apple again this year for the 9th time at New York’s Rockefeller Center, and this year, the event is focused on sharing the tasty little secrets of the exceptional cranberry. New to this year’s Big Apple Bog are “Taste and Tell” video booths. Housed within the farm stand at the bog, these stations will allow people to taste a variety of Ocean Spray juice drinks or Craisins Dried Cranberries and record video testimonials describing their tasting experiences. And just for sharing these videos on Twitter, fans can enter to win an Ocean Spray gift pack, valued at $100!
October 17, 2013 Fall Food and Wine Festival - New York, New York
All The Tastes of New York will like to invite you to their First Annual Food and Wine Festival to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion - in the North Pavillion from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy an evening of savory tastings from 30 restaurants, and drinks from more than 10 different brands. The finest wines and spirits from the most elite wineries and notable brands will be pouring their best creations. Guests will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to sample award-winning wines and current cocktail trends while sampling delicious eats and treats! All while listening to Live Jazz!!! Don’t miss this fabulous affair!
October 17-20, 2013 New York City Wine & Food Festival - New York, New York
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world. It is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America's most beloved television chefs. The New York City Festival benefits the hunger-relief programs of Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Festival go directly to these community-based organizations.
October 19, 2013 Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch Winery - Romulus, New York
Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! Come enjoy Live Music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. We will also have mulled wine and wine slushies for you to purchase and enjoy while playing lawn games and overlooking the beautiful fall foliage of Cayuga Lake!
October 19-20, 2013 Wine, Wing & Brew Fest Weekend - Hunter, New York
With a new look & feel, this festival will be better than ever. Sample fine wines and microbrews of the Hudson Valley, New York State and beyond... many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from more common merlots and pale ales to meads and maibocks, ports and porters.
October 19-20, 2013 NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, New York
Always the third full weekend in October, the festival includes livestock shows & sales, photo contest, workshops, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, sheep dog trials, Make It With Wool Contest and more.
October 21, 2013 20th Annual The Feast - New York, New York
Join us for our premier fundraising event, The Feast, an evening of gastrononical extravagance benefiting the programs and services of the Center for Hearing & Communication.
October 23-27, 2013 NYC Food Film Festival - New York, New York
The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in six categories. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world's favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, guests are served food they are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience. The NYC Food Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with the Food Bank For New York City.
October 24-26, 2013 The New York Wine Experience - New York, New York
Only at the New York Wine Experience can you sit down and taste the world's best wines guided by the estates' owners and winemakers. All seminars are moderated by Wine Spectator senior editors.You'll enjoy outstanding vintages, rare wines from the producers' cellars and top-scoring wines from around the world. $1875 per person.
October 25, 2013 Self Help Africa's 4th Annual Change Maker's Ball
Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty NYC, New York
Held to benefit Self Help Africa's projects in nine countries across African, the black-tie event, which includes a gourmet meal, open bar, a seven-piece band along with live and silent auctions, has raised $1.2 million to date. Stars from the entertainment world, many of whom appeared to support Self Help Africa's fundraising efforts in Manhattan earlier this year, are expected at the event.
October 25-Nov 3, 2013 The Opportunity Card - New York, New York
This fall, youth-serving nonprofit Futures and Options is thrilled to bring you The Opportunity Card, an exciting new sales event and fundraiser offering caring New Yorkers ten fabulous days of food, shopping and fun, all while raising awareness and funds for NYC teens - you won't want to miss out!
October 26, 2013 Central New York halloWINEfest - Cortland, New York
Saturday's halloWINEfest will feature a number of New York State wineries offering wine tasting & sales plus a variety of vendors featuring specialty foods/NYS agricultural products, arts & handcrafted items, wine accessories, apparel & jewelry, tourism information, and more.
October 27, 2013 Central New York Boos&BREWSfest - Cortland, New York
Sunday's Boos & BREWS Fest will feature a number of craft breweries offering beer tasting & sales plus a variety of vendors featuring specialty foods/NYS agricultural products, arts & handcrafted items, beer accessories, apparel & jewelry, tourism information, and more.
October 27, 2013 Lower East Side Pickle Day - New York, New York
The sweet and sour anticipation is finally over and at long last, Lower East Side Pickle Day will be returning to the ‘hood on Sunday, October 27th to cover Orchard Street in brine-soaked goodness. Featuring the artist formerly known as cucumber, there will be a full city block full of world-renowned picklers, a home pickling contest (with celebrity judges), live music, two additional city blocks full of the best in LES food and fashion vendors, games and a Halloween Costume Contest for kids and adults. Brine me up!