coming up: food festivals in the upper Hudson Valley – 2012

Caveat: this is not a complete list.  It never is.

The Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail Pasta Event (Pasta & Sauced) is happening right this minute, today April 21, 2012 from noon to five.  Make it your lunch, or have a late afternoon snack.  I did it last year and it was great; it snuck up on me this year.  Don’t forget your growler.

Ramp Fest 2012 is coming up quickly, on May 5th, 12- 4pm at Basilica Hudson.   Tickets are $20.  Lunch!  If it’s anything like last year, this may lead to the over-harvesting of ramps in our area.

Red Hook Strawberry Festival is sometime in the middle of June.  We should always celebrate strawberries. (update: it’s June 16)

(new addition!)

Mount Lebanon HerbFest is Saturday June 9 – Sunday June 10 – Shaker history + herbs!  The Fest itself is Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Austerlitz Blueberry Festival 2012 – Sunday July 29th, 2012 – 9am to 4pm – RAIN or SHINE (they’re very emphatic about that).

Bangladeshi (Cultural) Festival – Sunday September 2, 2012.  Snacks!  You can read about last year’s inaugural fest here.

Bacon Fest NY – Sunday September 2, 2012 – 9am – 6pm.  Seriously.

Taste of Hudson, Saturday September 8, 2012, lunchtime-ish on Warren below 3rd Street.  Last year was fab, hoping for more of the same this year.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest – September 8 & 9, 2012,  11am – 6pm on Saturday, 11am – 5pm on Sunday.  Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY.  This is a big one.

Perhaps there will be a farm/harvest festival or two in September/October?

I know as soon as I hit publish, another one will pop up…

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Arthur Guffanti on May 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    is there a Red Hook, NY strawberry festival in 2012?


    • Posted by hungryinhudsonny on May 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

      Yes! The United Methodist Church in Red Hook posted:
      Red Hook UMC’s 146th Annual Strawberry Festival is coming up soon – Saturday, June 16, 2012 to be exact! (stay tuned for more details). In the meantime, strawberries are already available at Greig Farm and I’ve seen at least one u-pick field open. Happy eating!


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