Where to go in the Hudson Valley


Food and drink festivals in the Hudson Valley are returning or debuting this fall.

The variety of wine, beer, cider and food festivals taking place in the Lower Hudson Valley this fall will bring together craft beverage makers and local food trucks for ticket holders to try out.

Do you know of any other unlisted food or drink festival? Send any information to reporter Heather Clark by email, [email protected]

Brews with Views Beer and Cider Festival, September 11

Hops on the Hudson brings beers to Boscobel House and Garden on September 11 for the Brews with Views Beer and Cider Festival. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., General Admission ticket holders can sample beer and cider from over 40 breweries and ciders, with over 120 taps. Some local breweries include Sloop Brewing, Mill House Brewing, Rockland Cider Works, and more. VIP ticket holders can enter from 1 p.m. The event takes place rain or shine and is reserved for ages 21 and over.

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There will be food trucks, live music, games and a raffle as well as artisans and artists. Those wishing to take the Metro North Railroad can find a free shuttle from Cold Spring Station all day.

Tickets are $ 65 for general admission, which includes 15 3-ounce installments and a free raffle ticket, or $ 95 for VIP tickets that include one hour of early entry, 20 3-ounce installments, 10-ounce food voucher. $, a free raffle ticket and a new entry to the grounds. Tickets for designated drivers are also available and include a bottle of water and a free raffle ticket for $ 35.

Go: Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 NY-9D, garrison; [email protected]; hopsonthehudson.com.

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BriteVibes Festival, September 4

It’s a hike, but if you’re a beer lover you might be up for the trip. BriteVibes is a new craft beer festival taking place at the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown. It combines a craft beer festival, live musical performances, food trucks, artisan stalls, exhibitors and on-site camping. Throughout the day, attendees (21 and over) will have the opportunity to sample beer from over 30 breweries representing all corners of New York State, the majority of which are NYS Craft Beer winners. Competition. Participants can purchase an on-site camping reservation at the festival grounds, a former hop farm, which includes yoga on the green the next morning. Tickets are now on sale now at britevibesfestival.com.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, September 11 and 12

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is back at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 11; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 12. Attendees can taste and buy hundreds of wines, sample craft beer, or sample food from food trucks and concessions. Shop for gourmet specialties, arts and crafts, housewares and more, or take part in a cooking demonstration or seminar.

Tickets are non-refundable and food is not included in the price of admission. Children 10 and under are admitted free, but keep in mind that this is an adult-only event. Rain or shine. Free parking. Attendees may be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test before entering the fairgrounds, so check with the website as the date approaches: hudsonvalleywinefest.com/event/2021.

Full Moon Twilight Dinner, September 19

The Rcckland Farm Alliance will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Cropsey Community Farm for a farm-to-table celebration in the fields. This year will also include a special music concert, ranging from classical to world beats to jazzy fun. All proceeds support Rockland Farm Alliance and Cropsey Community Farm. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. with a concert; dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $ 65 for the concert only; $ 175 for the concert and dinner. Buy your tickets on rocklandfarm.org.

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival, September 18

After a one-year hiatus, the Hudson River Craft Beer Festival will return to Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon on September 18th. The festival features over 60 breweries and seltzer as well as games, live music and food trucks.

General admission tickets are $ 55 per person, VIP tickets are $ 85 per person, and designated conductor tickets are $ 10 per person. VIP tickets give ticket holders an extra hour to enjoy the festival.

Go: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon; eventbrite.com/e/hudson-river-craft-beer-festival-tickets.

Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl & Beer Garden, September 19

This 7th annual event takes place on September 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event kicks off at the Sterling Bank parking lot, 38 New Main Street. Main West Street. Look for the Lucas Candies pop-up serving brittle craft beer and Big Daddy’s BBQ will serve a barbecue. Identity document required to enter the beer garden. The Eugene Tyler Band performs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The JLP & the Very Bad Ideas 3 pm-5pm in the beer garden. Participating restaurants and the Food Crawl Map will go live in September. Find the Food Crawl menu on haverstrawriverwidearts.org/taste-haverstraw

Westchester Magazine Wine and Food Festival, September 21-25

Westchester Magazine’s Wine and Food Festival will offer five days of fine food and wine around Westchester.

Tuesday, September 21, at Kanopi Restaurant in White Plains, Chef and Owner Anthony Gonçalves will take ticket holders on a trip to Italy with an Italian wine experience. Tickets cost $ 95 per person for the wine experience, or $ 150 for dinner and wine.

Wednesday, September 22, there will be a “Party on the Pier” on the promenade in Playland. The Pier Party will feature music, food trucks, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as the third annual Bartender Shake-off, a competition featuring the best bartenders from across the county. The party runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $ 50 per person.

Thusday, September 23, the Burger and Beer Blast takes over Kensico Dam Plaza from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will bring together 30 local restaurants competing for the best hamburger bragging rights. Ticket holders will taste and vote for their favorite signature burger. Tickets cost $ 75 per person.

Friday, September 24, at X2O Zaviar’s on the Hudson, wine lovers can enjoy the Wine Collector’s Dinner. Dinner will include a champagne reception, starting at 6.30 p.m., dinner, starting at 7 p.m., and a charity wine auction. Tickets cost $ 185 per person plus one bottle per person or one magnum per couple.

To close the festival, September 25, the Grand Tasting Village in Kensico Dam Plaza will offer tastings in over 40 restaurants as well as over 200 wines and spirits. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $ 85 per person, or $ 125 per person for a connoisseur ticket.

All participants must be fully vaccinated and must present either the New York Excelsior Pass or their vaccination card and valid photo ID to enter.

Go: For more information, visit westchestermagazine.com/wine-food-events.

For the Core Cider Festival, September 25

For the first time, Cortlandt will host a hard cider festival on September 25. It will be held at Cortlandt Waterfront Park in Verplank.

The 3.5-hour event will feature 30 ciders from various cider makers, including local, national and international cider houses, food trucks and an apple pie tasting competition. The festival is rain or shine and only those aged 21 and over are allowed. General admission grants ticket holders access to the festival from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a 5-ounce tasting glass.

General admission tickets are $ 45, plus taxes and fees, in advance and $ 55, plus taxes and fees, at the door. For designated drivers, tickets are $ 12 plus taxes and fees.

Go: Cortlandt Waterfront Park, 77 Riverview Ave, Verplank; pourthecore.com/cortlandt.

Stone barn harvest festival, September 25,26, October 2, 3

A one-of-a-kind alfresco dining takes visitors through the farm’s growing spaces, followed by a meal of small bites, platters and drinks by Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Profits will be donated to the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Experiences depart every 30 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., take place entirely outdoors, and will last approximately 3 hours. Each time slot can accommodate up to 16 people. Tickets start at $ 800 per person and can be purchased at stonebarnscenter.org/harvest-feast-2021.

Heather Clark covers business openings and closings in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Keep up to date with the latest comings and goings by joining our Facebook group at What’s going on Westchester, Rockland, Putnam. Contact Clark by email, [email protected]

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