2019 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 2019
FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
(see also: 2018 - 2016 - 2015)
August 21-September 2, 2019
The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, New York
August 31-Sept 1, 2019
18th National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival - Buffalo, New York
September 5-8, 2019
62nd 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. (also: www.lewistonkiwanis.org/ )
September 7, 2019 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. 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. Attendance: 13,000.
September 7, 2019 10th Annual Pig Island Farm and Chef Festival
Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
• 25 NYC Chefs • 80 Locally Sourced Hogs • Craft Beer, NY State Wine, Cider • Live Music • Free Parking • All Inclusive Tickets. One Ticket gets you everything! all the food/wine/beer/cider and fun you can handle! Everyone’s a VIP at Pig Island! The event is BYOBlanket (lots of places to spread out, so bring your picnic blanket, and based on last year? plenty of sunscreen!). 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 7, 2019 New York Craft Brewers Festival - Elmont, New York
For the first time ever, New York State brewers will gather here on Long Island to celebrate the accomplishments and superior brews coming from breweries all across the state—from Buffalo to Bay Shore. More than 60 New York State breweries will gather at Belmont Park Racetrack for this inaugural beer sampling event. Tickets for this special event will be very limited, a sell-out is expected. This is a 21+ event. The New York Craft Brewers Festival is brought to you by the New York State Brewers Association.
September 7-8, 2019
Forestville, New York
Merritt Estate 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 7-8, 2019 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
Rhinebeck, New York
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 9-15, 2019 - Troy Restaurant & Craft Beer 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 14, 2019 18th Annual Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival - Little Falls, New York
Eat, Stink, & Be Merry! Located on the Erie Canal in Little Falls, NY. Garlic, including many, many varieties grown here in the Mohawk Valley. Locally produced artisan foods, and cheeses. Fine arts, live music and many beautiful shopping and dining opportunities. Horse-drawn carriage rides along the Erie Canal from 11-3. Demos and educational lectures throughout the day. So much garlic and so much more! Suggested donation $5.00, $15.00 family/group. Service dogs only.
September 14-15, 2019 I Love Bacon, Butter, Beer & Bourbon Fest
Huntington Station, New York
Everything Bacon, Butter, Beer & Bourbon! Delicious Food, Great Music and Entertainment. Fresh Air Festival. Until September 13 at 8 pm, Adults are $10, Kids 4-12 are $6, Seniors 62 & over are $8, EMTs/Firefighters/Military are $8. Plenty of Free onsite parking. 10-6. [email protected] 631-488-0521.
September 15, 2019 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, 2019 29th 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 20, 2019 Taste of Tioga - Farm to Feast - Owego, New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County invites you to join local farms, restaurants and businesses as they highlight local restaurants.
September 21, 2019 15th 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, 2019 41st 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 21-22, 2019 Annual Cuba Garlic Festival - Cuba, New York
The 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. (also: www.cubagarlicfestival.com/ ) Attendance: 9,000.
September 21-22, 2019 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 21-22 & 28-29, 2019 177th Long Island Fair
Old Bethpage, New York
The Long Island Fair takes place with thousands of exhibits competing for blue ribbons in categories such as culinary, horticulture, live stock and needlework. There will also be jugglers, magic and puppet shows and craft demonstrations with live concerts and dancing. Local lumberjacks will be demonstrating crosscut sawing and log rolling contests. The Old Bethpage Village restoration is a 209 acre recreated living museum village with dozens of historical structures that include barns, and an old fashion general store. It is the official site of the Long Island Fair, which originally was in Mineola and dates back to 1842 in Queens, before Nassau County was formed.
September 27-29, 2019 37th 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.
September 28, 2019 - 8th Annual Pour the Core: Hard Cider Festival
East Islip, New York
Hard Cider Festival to Feature Apple Cider Donut Eating Contest. The Festival will be returning to Long Island - this year with new cider producers and what will surely be a contest to remember! The festival will be held from 12:30pm to 4:00pm at Heckscher State Park, East Islip, NY. Attendees will enjoy refreshing and delicious samples from local, national and international cider producers, more than 75 ciders in all! Pour the Core will proudly showcase locally made ciders such as Woodside Hard Ciders (Aquebogue), Furnace Spicy Hard Cider (Sag Harbor) and festival first-timer Riverhead Ciderhouse (Calverton), among them.
September 28-29, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 45th 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!
2018 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 2018
FOOD FESTIVALS, FOOD & WINE SHOWS & EVENTS
waiting for new dates
September 9, 2018 Monroe Cheese Festival - Monroe, New York
EVENT CANCELLED. Please be advised that Action in Monroe is no longer in charge of running the Monroe Cheese Festival. As such there is no Cheese Festival scheduled for 2018.
September 13, 2018 - The Whisky Extravaganza - New York, New York
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies. Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.
September 13-23, 2018 - 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro
New York, New York
Presented annually since 1996 by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants, this year’s Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples. Colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-Famous Cannoli-Eating Competition! Attendance: 1 million.