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October 3-5, 2014  32nd Annual 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 4-5, 2014  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 4-5, 2014  Hilton Apple Fest - Hilton, New York
Celebrating the area's apple harvest with crafters, an auto show, entertainment and more!

October 4-5, 2014  Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival
Oswego, New York
Giant Pumpkins, Entertainment, Kids Rides, Craft Vendors, Food, Wine Tasting.

October 5, 2014  Applefest 2014 - 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. Attendance: 35,000

October 7, 2014  Ceviche vs. Tiradito - New York, New York

October 10, 2014  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, 2014  Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider, Beer & Food Festival
Plattsburgh, New York
The Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider, and Food Festival is a fall harvest festival showcasing local wines & foods.

October 11, 2014  NY Smoke and Fire Food Fest - Pomona, New York
The 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.

October 11, 2014  OktoberfeAst Seaport - New York, New York
OktoberfeAst “Pop-Up” Biergarten, 11:00am – 6:00pm.  Presented by Beer Sessions Radio and the Good Beer Seal, a new series of “popup” events offering a sophisticated drinking experience for discerning New Yorkers during two sessions on the corner of Fulton and Front Streets. Featuring 20+ of the best fall offerings from NY State brewers and select German-beer importers specializing in Bocks, Kolsches, Pumpkin, and Fest beers. A selection of regional food prepared by New York chefs will be available for purchase. Live music from Oompah Bands and other acoustic musicians throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance.

 

October 11-12, 2014  LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, New York
Bringing community, non-profit organizations, friends, artists and crafters together to promote apples and small town America.

October 12, 2014  Troy Chowderfest - Troy, New York
It's Soup for the People!  Going into its 8th year for 2014, 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 12-18, 2014  National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
The Bulk is Green Council (BIG).

October 13-17, 2014  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Get in the Game with School Lunch.'

October 14, 2014  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 16-17, 2014  Ocean Spray's Big Apple Bog - New York, New York
From its unique taste to its rich heritage and long history of health benefits, the cranberry holds a plethora of secrets worth sharing. This year, Ocean Spray is revealing the secrets of the exceptional autumn fruit at its life-size cranberry bog in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Measuring 1,500-square-feet, the bog contains 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries, which will be on display October 16 - 17. Inside the cranberry bog, multi-generational Ocean Spray cranberry growers will share secrets of the harvest – from how the bogs are flooded and picked to why cranberries float.

October 16-18, 2014  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. $2195 per person.

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October 16-19, 2014  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 17-18, 2014  Chef Shop by Tilit - New York, New York
Join Tilit at our first ever pop-up Chef Shop to shop, eat, drink, chill, talk, and even have your own custom apron sewn at our Bespoke apron workshop! The pop-up shop is open to the public from 10-6 on Oct 17 & 18.   We will also have a dinner from 7:30-11 pm on Oct 17th called EAT at Chef Shop. There, 5 of NYC's best chefs collaborate on one special dinner to benefit No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength. 10 courses, cocktails, and wine pairings included. Join chefs from M. Wells Steakhouse, ACME, and Skal, just to name a few.

October 18, 2014  5th Annual Taste of the Seaport - New York, New York
The annual event brings together some of the most important restaurants in Lower Manhattan for an outdoor festival of food, beverage, live music and family-friendly activities.  Proceeds support academic and arts enrichment programs at Lower Manhattan Public Schools PS 397 and 343, also known as the Spruce Street School and the Peck Slip School.

October 18, 2014  Pumpkinfest - Bay Shore, New York
TJ Finley's Public House.

October 18, 2014  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 18-19, 2014  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 19, 2014  Meatopia - New York, New York
Meatopia, the world's most famous meat festival, is partnering with the New York City Wine and Food Festival to create Meatopia X: The Carnivore's Ball presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Michael Symon. Every year James Beard Award-winning Esquire writer Josh Ozersky brings together the country's greatest meat chefs for what has been called "the ultimate meat event."

October 19, 2014  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 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!

October 25, 2014  3rd Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest - Ithaca, New York
The Ithaca Oktoberfest is full of rich harvest season celebrations complete with live music, sampling from regional breweries, wineries and farmers, as well as local food vendors.  Local favorite microbreweries will be competing in the Oktoberfest championship for best beer.  You will be able taste the last bit of fresh seasonal apple cider or get pumpkins to take home and carve.  Ithaca’s authentic sauerkraut makers will be on site to give a real Oktoberfest feel to any tasty treat.  There will be live music such as and Ithaca Oktoberfest is a day devoted to great beer, wine, food, and music! Come celebrate in festive garb or with your signature Oktoberfest drinking boot.

October 25, 2014  CiderfeAst Seaport - New York, New York
From 11:30am – 6:00pm .  The unofficial kick-off party for Cider Week NYC, CiderfeAst will feature the best of regional, national and European ciders from more than 30 cider makers as well as a selection of regional food prepared by New York chefs.  This ticketed event will take place on the corner of Fulton and Front Streets, and will be split into two sessions. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance.

October 26-28, 2014  9th StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress
Brooklyn, New York
ICC is one of a kind, and it's back: a three-day culinary symposium that gathers more than 140 of the world's most innovative chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers to present the latest techniques and culinary concepts to their peers.  You'll have the opportunity to attend Main Stage Demonstrations, Hands-on Savory, Pastry, and Mixology workshops, Wine Tasting Seminars, and Business Panels on current industry topics, all gathered under the umbrella of this year's ICC theme, Guts and Glory: Leaving It All on the Line.

October 29, 2014  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 29-Nov 2, 2014  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.

 

2013 NEW YORK : October 2013
NEW YORK FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

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 19-20, 2013  Wine, Wing & Brew Fest Weekend - Hunter, NY
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 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, NY
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.

 

2012 NEW YORK : October 2012
NEW YORK FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October 6, 2012  The Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival
Brooklyn, New York
Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York and beyond, The Village Voice is proud to present our second annual curated Brooklyn Pour craft beer tasting event. The event will take place at the home of the original Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Over 3,000 craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. The best of best craft brews will be represented, along with demonstrations, meet & greets, beer talks, food court and more.

October 15, 2012  Taste of Sunnyside - Queens, New York
Presented by Sunnyside Shines and Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce - over 25 Sunnyside Restaurants will serve samplings of their food. (also: www.sunnysideshines.org/ )

 

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

waiting for new dates

October 4, 2011  Starchefs Rising Stars Revue - New York, New York
The online magazine for culinary insiders recognizes chefs from around the country as they come into their own as young leaders in the culinary field. All winners are hand-selected by StarChefs.com editorial panel based on in-person tastings and one-on one interviews. The Revue features a walk-around tasting gala featuring signature dishes from each chef, as well as premium wine pairings, spirits and entertainment.

October 8-9, 2011  Apple Harvest Festival - Cairo, New York
Craft vendors, rides, book sale, great food and fresh produce, entertainment, puppets, petting zoo and vendor demonstrations--all in Cairo, "Crossroads of the Catskills".

October 8-9, 2011  LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, New York
Bringing community, non-profit organizations, friends, artists and crafters together to promote apples and small town America.

October 29-30, 2011  Pumpkin Chucking - Queens, New York
See the 19-foot catapult vault pumpkins hundreds of feet in the air at the New York Hall of Science.

 

2010 NEW YORK - OCTOBER 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

October 1-2, 2010  8th Annual Great World Beer Festival - New York, NY
Great World Beer Festival (aka Brewtopia) is one of the world's largest beer events and New York City's longest running beer festival . Features breweries and beer companies from around the world.

October 10-16, 2010  Dine Out for Farms Week - Hudson Valley, NY
American Farmland Trust's inaugural Dine Out for Farms™ is a national, week-long event that will bring together restaurants and customers to support a sustainable future for America's farms. Restaurants across the country will raise funds and awareness for American Farmland Trust's programs that support farms and help save the land that sustains us.

October 24, 2010  Hudson Valley Harvest - New York, New York
In collaboration with community organization Glynwood, celebrating the bounty and beauty of the Hudson Valley region, New Amsterdam Market will feature a variety of family owned businesses and farms from the Hudson Valley, showcasing the vibrant culture through local produce, meats, cheese, wool, herbs, wine, books and more.

 

2009 NEW YORK - OCTOBER 2009
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October 8, 2009  RumFest NYC 2009 - New York, New York
Sample dozens of Rums, Rhums & Cachacas from the world over bringing tastes of their signature styles!

October 13, 2009  Global Kitchen: The Magic Of Pickling - New York, NY
Linder Theater at the American Museum Of Natural History (6:30 pm). 
Lecture Includes Tastings. Ever wonder what makes a pickle, why pickling is so popular, or what food will take well to pickling?  Lucy Norris, an oral historian, ethnographer, and author of Pickled: Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions, joins local pickle maker Bob McClure of McClure’s Pickles to answer these questions and more in this new installment of the Global Kitchen series.  Attendees will also learn about the history of pickling and how cultures across the globe have tinkered with pickling recipes to make dishes spanning the gamut of tastes. Tastings are included.  Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 212.769.5200 or click the event link above. 

October 23-25, 2009  The Gourmet Institute - New York, New York
The Gourmet Institute, the only event of its kind that gives you up-close-and-personal access to today's hottest chefs through seminars, chef demonstrations, tastings, cooking classes, book signings, and more. Join us at multiple locations across Manhattan for an extraordinary epicurean experience.

 

2008 NEW YORK : October 2008
NEW YORK FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
waiting for new dates

October 6-8, 2008  Urban Wheat Field Experience - New York, New York
A live wheat field, approximately one quarter of an acre in size, will sprout at New York City’s South Street Seaport. The Wheat Foods Council’s “Urban Wheat Field Experience,” will educate the public about how, where and when wheat grows; how it becomes the food on their plates; and how it affects their health after they eat it. Free admission.

October 12, 2008  PastryScoop.com’s Fall 2007 Conference
New York, New York
We've gathered together some of the city's finest talents to host a dozen different workshops on a variety of delicious topics from homey pies and fried desserts to desserts using the finest of farm fresh ingredients and the latest in the high-tech pastry revolution.

 

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