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July 2018- Top Food Fests in NY, NJ and CT

We are foodies at Suburbs 101.  Fortunately, we are lucky to live in the tri-state area where there are food events to attend every week!  Here are our top picks for July for Food Events in the New York suburbs- Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.  We will be publishing monthly guides to Food Events in the area.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out on our guides.

new jersey foodie events

meadowlands 3rd annual bbq battle

When: July 14 from 6-10pm

Where: 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ

Enjoy great BBQ at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Grab delicious BBQ from some of the best local food trucks & restaurants in the area. Live racing begins at 6:35pm and features the Meadowlands Pace! Free admission.

hoboken st. ann’s italian festival

When: July 21 and July 22 (1-11PM) July 23 to July 25 (6-11PM) and July 26, 2018 (1-11PM)

Where: St. Ann’s Square-704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, NJ

This popular Italian festival features over 60+ vendors including the famous St. Ann zeppoles, nightly entertainment at 8:30pm, rides, arts and crafts, games and a procession.  The annual event, is in its 108th year, is held every year leading up to the Catholic church’s feast day honoring Mary’s mother St. Ann on July 26.

food truck festival at the hermitage

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 11am-6pm

Where: Hermitage Museum-335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

The 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival will take place on the grounds of the Hermitage Museum on Saturday, July 21st from 11:00am to 6:00pm. With over 14 different food trucks, you can explore a variety of different cuisines or keep it simple. It’s your choice! Craft beer, live bands and fun activities for the kids will also be part of the day’s offerings. Bring a blanket or a chair and picnic the day away on our beautiful property while listening to live performances by local bands.  Proceeds from this event support the Hermitage Museum.  Admission is $5. Children under 5 are free.

5th annual seafood food truck festival

When: July 28, 2018 at 6pm

Where: The Meadowlands (East Apron near Winner’s Circle) at 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ

Come to the 5th Annual Food Truck Seafood Festival.  Enjoy great local seafood while watching the eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks.  There will be raw bar in the backyard and rooftop terrace and food truck vendors featuring local seafood.  Plus enter for a chance to peel-n-eat as many shrimp as you can in 2 minutes.  Ten contestants vie for the $500 top prize, $250 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd.

walk. talk. taste montclair!

When: July 29, 2018 from 2PM-5PM

Where: Begins at Lackawanna Station

Discover the food and stories that make Montclair unique on this 3-hour food tasting and historical walking tour of downtown Montclair.  Sample foods from 6 to 8 Montclair restaurants. Space is limited. $45/person; $40 for Montclair History Center members. Begins at 2 pm in front of the Lackawanna Station. Registration required to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org.

westchester foodie events

4th annual lobsterfest

When: July 14 from 6-10pm

Where: Sing Sing Prison QWL Bldg, 345 Hunter Street, Ossining, NY

Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce presents the 4th Annual Lobster Fest.  Come enjoy a beautiful evening of dining and drinking on the Hudson River.  Lobster dinner is $50 for adults and kids under 12 years old is $5 (hotdogs for kids).

eastchester/tuckahoe summerfest

When: July 21 from 11am-3pm

Where: Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY

Come have fun with the whole family!  There will be Food, Live Music, Local Vendors at the SummerFest.  Children’s Activities includes Face Painting, Balloon Artist and Arts and Crafts.  Free Zumba and Free Yoga classes will also be held during the day.

food truck fridays at pound ridge

When: Once a month on Fridays- July 13 from 5-9pm

Where: Scotts Corners- 56 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY

Come to Pound Ridge to enjoy Food Truck Fridays & More.   Organized by Pound Ridge Partnership, the event will take place once a month in Scotts Corners section of Pound Ridge.  Popular New York and Connecticut food trucks will be stationed at 56 Westchester Avenue from 5:00PM – 9:00PM.  Aside from food trucks, there will be games and live music.

long island foodie events

“taste the world” food festival

When: July 14-15 from 10am-6:30pm

Where: Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY

Calling all Long Island Foodies to the first annual Tanger Outlets “Taste the World” Food Festival hosted by Famous Food Festival.  Experience 45 of New York’s Best Foodie offerings to satisfy everyone in the family!  Be sure to visit the Beer and Wine Garden to quench your summer thirst. Enjoy the Butterfly Petting Zoo, Chef Demonstrations, Video Game Truck and much more.  PLUS, visit the Tanger table for a special gift, while supplies last!  This event is for all ages providing fun for the whole family and is only $5 to attend each day.  Kids under 10 get in free!

Connecticut foodie events

rowayton river ramble 2018

When: July 14 from 11am-3pm

Where: Pinkney Park, Rowayton, CT

Don’t miss one of Rowayton’s most cherished events; the 48th annual River Ramble! This annual tradition brings the community together at one of the town’s most treasured landmarks, Pinkney Park.  For kids and young adults, there is a wide selection of exciting games and activities such as the petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, giant water slide, face painting and the always entertaining dunk tank.  Entertainment for the adults includes a wide variety of local vendors selling art, accessories, jewelry, gifts and Rowayton logo gear.  The live and silent auctions feature items you can’t get anywhere else!  The food tent by Pinkney House features the famous raw bar, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and more. Wash it all down with a cold beer, wine, juice or soda while music and laughter fill the air.  River Ramble is one of the Rowayton Civic Association’s largest fundraisers and the proceeds from this event help to finance many of our other community events, including the Memorial Day Parade, Fireworks, Soccer, Summer Music Festival, Swim Races, Halloween Celebration and the Nativity Pageant. 

food trucks at lord and taylor

When: Daily from April 14 until Fall (date TBD) from 11:30am-2:00pm (lunch) and 4:00pm-8:00pm (dinner)

Where: Lord and Taylor Stamford Parking lot (south side) at 110 High Ridge Road, Stamford CT

Different Food Trucks featured daily.  Check instagram page @LTFoodtrucks for daily schedule

We hope you like this guide as much as we enjoyed putting it together.  We plan to publish monthly Food Fest Guides.  Don’t miss out, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.

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