Don't Miss These Fall Hudson Valley Food Festivals

Yes, there's an entire festival dedicated to pickles — and we couldn't be more excited.


photo courtesy of the valley table


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Throughout the Hudson Valley

November 4–17

Local restaurants showcase their best dishes and flavors during this celebration of local cuisine.



Picnic in the Park

Picture House Regional Film Center, Pelham

September 14

This 8th annual fundraiser ends the film center’s summer season in style, with cocktails, a special screening, and a gourmet-cooked picnic across the street, with dancing in the dark to crown it all off.



photo by john halpern


Chefs for Clearwater

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

September 14

Enjoy cocktails,hors d’oeuvres and live bluegrass, followed by a four-course menu with wine pairings, created by Drew Nieporent and the celebrated chefs from Nobu, Bâtard, Tribeca Grill, and the CIA. Proceeds benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.



photo by laura asselmeyer


Taste of the Hudson Valley

The Grandview, Poughkeepsie

November 3

Taste returns for its 30th year. Boasting more than 100 unique food-and-wine pairings, world-class vino, and local cuisine from top-class restaurants, as well as a silent auction and live music from the Michael Dell Orchestra.



Master Chefs of the Hudson Valley: Corks & Forks

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

September 28

Enjoy a cocktail reception and world-class wines; the highlight of this WMCHealth fundraiser is a 7-course farm-to-table meal planned and prepared by the Valley’s best chefs.



Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Cantine Field, Saugerties

September 28–29

All things garlic are celebrated at this 30th annual gathering. Baked goods, pizza, household goods, and more can be found over both days.



Rosendale International Pickle Festival

Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale

November 24

Sour-faced artisans compete for prizes in pickling dill, sweet, beans, and more while more than 100 vendors provide just about every pickled food imaginable. Don’t forget to sign up for the Pickle Eating Contest or the afternoon Pickle Triathlon.



photo by mark laidlaw


Hudson Valley Vegfest

BSP Backroom, Kingston

October 19–20

This recent addition to the Valley’s festival landscape is an impressive one, focusing on the best in vegan cooking, organic growing, and healthy living. Cooking demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and more abound in a new location.


photo by kelsey bennet


O+ Festival


October 11–13

O+ combines the best in music, art, and wellness, bringing world-class musicians and local practitioners together alongside groundbreaking artists, community-focused workshops, and more.


photos by louise hutchison


Warwick Applefest


October 6

Toast our region’s signature fruit at this annual get-together by eating, drinking, mashing, and otherwise elevating all strains of apple right in the middle of Warwick.


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