2014 NEW YORK : October 2014
New York Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008)
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, 2014 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 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.
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.