2013 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 2013
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
Aug 22-September 2, 2013 The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY
Aug 31-September 1, 2013 12th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, New York
September 6-8, 2013 56th Annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Lewiston, New York
This is Niagara County’s oldest and largest event! An old fashioned festival complete with a parade, peach shortcake, great carnival food, entertainment and a midway of exciting rides at Academy Park in Historic Lewiston.
September 6-8, 2013 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival - Saratoga Springs, New York
One of the Northeast's fastest growing Wine & Food Festivals. Includes the Fall Ferrari Festival, seminars, Grand Tasting and more.
September 7, 2013 Monroe Cheese Festival - Monroe, New York
The festival celebrates Monroe's history of cheesemaking, dating back to 1873. Velveeta process cheese food was first made here in 1918. Monroe is also the birthplace of Liederkranz cheese. The event includes entertainment, Monroe Idol, rides, demonstrations, Children's Corner and more.
September 7-8, 2013 28th Annual Central New York's Tomatofest
Auburn, New York
The festival was created to bring the community together and provide a public venue for not-for-profit organizations, and has grown to a two-day event, with over 13,000 in attendance over the weekend. People from all over Central New York come to enjoy the great food, music, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family. Donations from TomatoFest each year enable local food pantries to provide more than 10,000 meals to Cayuga County residents. Approximately 50% of those meals provide food for families with children.
September 7-8, 2013 Septemberfest - Forestville, New York
Weekend after Labor Day. Septemberfest annual grape harvest festival. Grape stomping, Chiavetta’s famous BBQ chicken. Food, wine and beverages; free wine tours and tastings. Class car cruise, live music, craft vendors, dancing, live and silent auction proceeds to benefit a non-profit charity.
September 7-8, 2013 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest - Rhinebeck, New York
Celebrating our 12th year in 2013, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of the gourmet lifestyle in the Hudson Valley. The Fest features hundreds of wines from all over New York and the world, more than 100 gourmet specialty food, fine art, & lifestyle vendors, food sampling from some of the region’s best restaurants and live entertainment. Visitors can learn about wine and food from our many Cooking demonstrations and Food & Wine seminars throughout the weekend and enjoy the rare opportunity to meet and speak to the wine makers from some of New York’s best wineries. Always the weekend following Labor Day, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest takes place at the beautiful Dutchess County Fairgrounds in historic Rhinebeck, New York. Parking is free and we’re a short trip from the Rhinecliff train station.
September 9-10, 2013 Holiday Buying Show - New York, NY
The largest buying event for the Bar, Restaurant and Retail Industry. It is the most timely, all-inclusive opportunity that will bring you success in today’s hospitality marketplace. Everything you need to run a successful business will be available all in one place.
September 12, 2013 Sip for The Sea - New York, New York
Sip For The Sea is a food & wine benefit for the New York Aquarium to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Pull a cork for a Penguin, simple as that. The Hess Collection, which works with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Seafood Watch program to promote sustainable seafood (paired with sustainable wine) has joined with the Wildlife Conservation Society and several other sponsors to offer wines from our entire portfolio, paired with offerings from some of New York’s finest restaurants, including The Lambs Club, Blue Water Grill, Parlor Steakhouse and many more.
September 15, 2013 Purple Foot Festival - Fairport, New York
Casa Larga's Purple Foot Festival is one of the largest grape stomping festivals in the Eastern U.S. Celebrate harvest through the old world tradition of stomping grapes. Festival highlights include wine tastings, winery tours, live music, wine seminars, gourmet food sampling, and local vendors.
September 15, 2013 23rd Annual Taste of New Paltz - New Paltz, New York
Taste of New Paltz is the premiere community event in the Mid-Hudson Valley - a fun-filled day packed with food, drink, music, art and more!
September 16, 2013 Foodlink Festival of Food - Rochester, New York
Join us for a celebration of local flavor! Features over 100 restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, and farms. All proceeds benefit Foodlink, the regional food bank.
September 16-22, 2013 Troy Restaurant Week - Troy, New York
Every September the City of Troy and the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District host a City-wide Restaurant Week. Restaurant weeks have become wildly popular in many cities across the country; now it's our turn! Participating restaurants offer special prix-fix menus at up to three different price points, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event, so there is something for everyone!
September 19, 2013 Food Waste Free NYC! - New York, New York
Food Tank is organizing an incredible event around Food Waste Awareness Week. And if you don't live in New York (or can't attend in person), the event will be live-streamed on Food Tank's website.
September 20-22, 2013 Savannah Potato Fest - Savannah , New York
Held at the Savannah Fireman's Field. Parade, fall floral and photography contests, fireworks, parade, music, wine tasting, potato wrestling and potato peeling contest.
September 21, 2013 Cincinnatus Corn Fest - Cincinnatus, New York
Lots of attractions, kids' stuff, live music, food, and much, much more! Sponsored by the Cincinnatus Fire Department.
September 21, 2013 9th Annual Lowville Cream Cheese Festival - Lowville, New York
Live music all day, competitions; cream cheese mural, milk tray relay, cream cheese bingo, tractor pull, cream cheese toss, world's largest cheesecake, cream cheese recipe contest, etc.
September 21-22, 2013 9th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival - Cuba, New York
The 9th annual festival will include the Garlic Festival King & Queen, garlic cook-off contest, great garlic bulb contest, garlic hot dog eating contest, and amateur wine making competition.
September 21-22, 2013 Cooperstown PumpkinFest - Cooperstown, New York
A good time is guaranteed for all – at the height of fall foliage during two days of food, family activities and a chance to watch giant pumpkins compete for prize money and brave racers paddle giant pumpkins on Otsego Lake.
September 21-22, 2013 Stems & Steins Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Old Forge, New York
A celebration of New York State wine, beer and food with an Adirondack flourish. (also: www.oldforgeny.com/events.html )
September 24, 2013 Spain's Great Match - New York, New York
Welcome to the 20th Annual Spain’s Great Match, a curated selection of Spain’s great wines, sumptuous foods and cutting edge design.
September 26, 2013 Savor the Season Uptown - New York, New York
Harvest Home along with the Marcus Samuelsson Group will be hosting Savor the Season Uptown, a dine-around tasting event to benefit Harvest Home's invaluable work bringing farm-fresh food, which includes a network of farmers markets and other healthy food and lifestyle programs to underserved communities. Founded in 1993 Harvest Home Farmer's Market is a NYC non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods. The markets create a community gathering place that educates the public about health and nutrition supports regional agriculture and provides job opportunities six days a week during the summer season.
September 26, 2013 11th Annual Taste of the Village - New York, New York
The Village Alliance presents the 11th Annual Taste of the Village. Join neighbors in sampling over 30 local food and wine purveyors in an open tent under the Washington Square Arch. Tickets go on sale soon, and all proceeds benefit horticultural, sanitation and public safety services in Washington Square Park.
September 26, 2013 The Joy of Sake - New York, New York
This once-a-year event features the world's finest sakes in peak condition and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. Over 300 premium sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers by 14 of New York's finest restaurants.
September 28-29, 2013 Naples Grape Festival - Naples, New York
Since 1961, the festival is held every September in our valley to celebrate the area's grape harvest, talented artisians, wine makers, local and regional music and cuisine. Enjoy wine, food, arts, crafts and local/regional music. Bake a pie for the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample every thing "grape" that our valley has to offer.
September 28-29, 2013 Le Taste of France Show - New York, New York
The second Taste of France is back this fall, this time in Bryant Park in the heart of New York City. Our exciting events and special daily programs explore the diversity of the French world: its Lifestyle, Technology, Beauty, Cuisine, Wine and Spirits, Tourism, Culture, Children and Fun.
September 28-29, 2013 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, New York
The anticipation is growing as vendors from around the country prepare an eclectic assortment of culinary garlic treats. Fun, food and sensory delights await your entire family in beautiful Saugerties. This year is better than ever with even more sights, sounds and smells. If you’ve never been at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, get ready for a real treat. We’re located at the foot of the beautiful Catskill mountains on the Hudson River. Prepare to have a wonderful time!
September 28-29, 2013 Appleumpkin Festival - Wyoming, New York
Celebrates the harvest season in the Wyoming area, where apple orchards and pumpkin patches abound. Revel in the final golden days of summer along gaslit streets lined with hundreds of craft vendors, strolling entertainers and the mouth-watering aromas of delectable festival treats!
September 29, 2013 39th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, New York
The Atlantic Antic will bring one million people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, festivities, and fun! The event is a Brooklyn institution, embracing the myriad of heritages that coexist in the Borough. Spanning four Brooklyn neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Antic is the largest street festival in New York City!
September 29-Oct 1, 2013 8th Annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress
New York, 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.
Sept 29-Oct 1, 2013 4th Annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition
New York, New York
The sweet showdown taked place at the annual StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress.
September 30, 2013 Autumn Harvest Dinner - New York, New York
20th Annual Autumn Harvest Dinner to benefit Share Our Strength