Hudson Valley Magazine’s
Burger & Beer Bash

Date: Thursday - August 1, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Shadows Marina - Poughkeepsie, NY

Get Directions Here

FAQs

How do you select the restaurants in the competition? We asked our editors and readers which of the Valley's many restaurants they wanted to see in the competition, and, after compiling their suggestions, invited a variety of eateries to submit their best burgers (beef, turkey, chicken, fish, veggie) for the competition. It is up to the restaurants to decide if they want to enter the ring.

Who will be competing at the Battle of the Burger event? The restaurants participating are listed under our vendor tab

How can I purchase event tickets? Click the “Tickets” tab to purchase tickets. Tickets are limited, so don’t delay!

What is included with my ticket?

  • Entry from 6:00-10:00pm
  • Taste the top 15 restaurants’ burgers
  • Meet the chefs and see them in action
  • Enjoy copious amounts of beer
  • Dance to the live entertainment
  • Devour custom side dishes and desserts

 

Don’t your advertisers automatically win? Absolutely not. Best of Hudson Valley® results are entirely based on your ballots and our research; there is no connection between advertisers and winners. Period. Although some winners may later choose to advertise, or happen to be advertisers, advertising is in no way a requirement. Sure, we could make a few folks happy by “selling” winners. In the long run, however, we’d lose a lot more than we’d gain – like our credibility and your trust.

How can I vote? At the event you will be instructed on how to vote for you favorite burger, winners will be announced at the end of the night.

Help! I’m the only carnivore in my group of friends. Will my friends have anything to eat at the August 1st event? We encourage the chefs to feature all types of burgers, not just beef based. We also invite additional restaurants to participate in the event with side dishes and desserts. Don’t worry, no one will go home hungry!

What else happens at the event besides tasting burgers? While tasting the top burgers, you will have the chance to meet the featured chefs and see them in full action! There will also be live music, photo opportunities, relaxing lounges, as well as additional dishes, dessert and beer!

How is the winner of the event picked? Each guest will have exactly one vote to cast during the event. After tasting the burgers throughout the evening, guests will submit their vote for the burger champion. We will tally the votes and announce the Battle winner, along with first and second runner up at the end of the evening.

Are there any ticket giveaways? We will be giving away some tickets through social media contests and on K104.7! Follow us @HudsonValleyMag and use #BurgerBash or “Like” us on Facebook to stay on top of our promotions.

How can I get to the event? Shadows on the Hudson is located close to the Poughkeepsie Train Station at 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie NY. From The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Travel down Main Street towards the Poughkeepsie Train Station. Pass under the Route 9 Overpass and make a left onto Rinaldi Boulevard at traffic light. Shadows will be on your right.

From New York City
Henry Hudson Parkway North to the Saw Mill River Parkway North to the Taconic State Parkway North to I-84 West to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.
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George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Parkway North to the NYS Thruway North to Exit 17 – Newburgh. I-84 East to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From Long Island
Cross the Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson River Pkwy. Take the Hutchinson to I-684 North to I-84 West to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From Connecticut
Follow I-84 West to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From New Jersey
Take the Garden State Pkwy., the Palisades Pkwy., or Rt. 17 to the NYS Thruway North to Exit 17 – Newburgh. I-84 East to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From Albany
New York Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 18, New Paltz. Right on Rt. 299 East, then Right on 9W South to Mid-Hudson Bridge, take the first exit on the Right – Route 9 South. Exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From Massachusetts
Take the Massachusetts Tnpk./I-90 West. I-90 West will become the NYS Thruway. Continue totThe NYS Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 18, New Paltz. Right on Rt. 299 East, then Right on 9W South to Mid-Hudson Bridge, take the first exit on the Right – Route 9 South. Exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.

From Pennsylvania
I-84 East to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North. Continue North on Route 9 for approximately 15 miles, exit Route 9 at the Columbia Street / Rinaldi Boulevard Exit. Follow the signs to Rinaldi Boulevard. Shadows will be on your left.