2014 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 2014
LOCAL FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
August 21-September 1, 2014
Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, New York
September 5-7, 2014
57th 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 5-7, 2014 Saratoga Wine and 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 6, 2014 5th Annual Pig Island 2014 - Brooklyn, New York
Erie Basin Park waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. • 25 NYC Chefs • 80 Locally Sourced Hogs • Craft Beer, NY State Wine, Cider • Live Music • Free Parking. One Ticket gets you everything! Showcasing the best of New York State local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners all dedicated to bringing home the bacon, Pig Island will take place in Red Hook, the home of our exclusive beer provider, Sixpoint Craft Ales! • Hard ciders from the Hudson Valley; • Special cooking and butchering demonstrations courtesy of our sponsor, Wüsthof; • Music all day with live bands, TBD; • Free entry and ferry service for kids under 12 with paying adult; • Vegetarian-friendly side stations.
September 6-7, 2014 29th 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 6-7, 2014 36th Annual Septemberfest - Forestville, New York
Merritt Winery. 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 6-7, 2014 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
Rhinebeck, New York
Celebrating our 13th year in 2014, 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 10, 2014 12th Annual Taste of the Village
New York, New York
The Village Alliance presents the 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 13, 2014 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 13-14, 2014 New York Gourd and Artisan Festival
Binghamton, New York
Whether you're interested in gourds, fiber, soapmaking the New York Gourd and Artisan Festival has something for you! Hands-on workshops throughout the weekend for any interest and skill level. Other Activities include a Silent Auction, Free Demonstrations, Fiber animals (alpaca and angora bunnies) on site, Craft activities for adults and children, Food vendor and more. If you are a interested in being a vendor at this show please complete this vendor application and submit it as instructed on the form.
September 13-14, 2014 36th Annual Harvest Festival
Cooperstown, New York
The Farmers' Museum. Join us for this ultimate celebration of autumn! Harvest Festival is a regional favorite. Enjoy great food, music, animals, and activities your family will love.
September 14, 2014 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 14, 2014 24th 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 15, 2014 Foodlink Festival of Food - Rochester, New York
The 10th annual Festival of Food is from 6-9pm at the Rochester Public Market. More than 100 restaurants, breweries, wineries, bakeries and more will serve the best in the region’s food on drink. Ticket admission includes unlimited food and drink all evening long. All proceeds benefit Foodlink, the regional food bank. Tickets for the premier tasting event are now on sale!
September 15-21, 2014 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, $5, $10, $20 and $30, during the week-long event, so there is something for everyone!
September 18, 2014 Savor the Season Uptown - New York, New York
Savor the Season – Uptown is an exclusive event to celebrate the more than 2 decades in which Harvest Home has been in operation. Designed as a walk around tasting, up to 300 guests will sample the signature dishes, beverages and desserts from several uptown restaurants that feature some of the most outstanding chefs north of 96th Street. This year we will honor our long-time partner EmblemHealth for their commitment toward “Making Health a Habit.” Proceeds from the evening will support the development of Harvest Home’s Educational Center which, when combined with the markets, will provide year-round health and wellness programs to New York City residents.
September 18, 2014 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 18, 2014 A Night Out for No Kid Hungry at Restaurant North
Armonk, 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.
September 18, 2014 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 19-21, 2014 Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival
Southern Westchester County, New York
A unique culinary celebration showcasing the talents of renowned restaurants, wineries, pit masters, cheese mongers, breweries, specialty culinary providers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Village of Mamaroneck, the Festival brings community together through food, wine, and beverage sampling, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity, & malnutrition. This year, the Festival anticipates attracting over 25,000 people with additional events and additional locations, making it the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the county. It is now a premier, annual, multi-day, multi location lifestyle festival, showcasing the offerings of Southern Westchester County.
September 20, 2014 Celebrity Chef Tour - New York, New York
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.
September 20, 2014 10th 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 20, 2014 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 20-21, 2014 10th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival
Cuba, New York
The 10th 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 24, 2014 1st Annual Spirits of New York Cocktail Event
New York, New York
Local, artisanal spirits producers are at the forefront of an exciting revolution – re-invigorating small scale, regional, spirits production and helping build vibrant, local economies by supporting local farmers and creating local jobs, and doing so deliciously. You are invited to join us at the First Annual Spirits Of New York Cocktail Event by Slow Food NYC and our partner Haven’s Kitchen a recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, and event space dedicated to the enjoyment of delicious, sustainable, seasonal food.
September 26, 2014 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. 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.
September 27-28, 2014 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 27-28, 2014 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 27-28, 2014 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, 2014 40th 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 28, 2014 Lab School Presents: 'Tastes: Meatpacking District'
New York, New York
Top chefs from Chelsea and the Meatpacking District will again grace Gansevoort Plaza's cobblestone pathways, sharing their delectable fare, to support the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies, one of the city's highest-performing public middle and high schools.
September 29, 2014 Autumn Harvest Dinner - New York, New York
21st Annual Autumn Harvest Dinner to benefit Share Our Strength.