Top Food Festivals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

September is Food Festival season!  There is a food festival every week in the tri-state area.  Here are our top picks for Food Festivals in Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut in September 2018.

connecticut food festivals

greenwich wine + food festival

When: September 21 and September 22, 2018

Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich CT 06830

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is back for it’s 8th year.  This is a very popular event with a Master Chef Wine Dinner on Friday, September 21 and a full day of food, drinks, music and fun on Saturday, September 22.  This year the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival will honor Alex Guarnaschelli at the Friday night Master Chef Wine Dinner, and welcome Scott Conant as a special guest, as well as provide live musical entertainment.  Saturday’s events take place in the Culinary Village and are centered around the Grand Tasting tent. Guests will enjoy tastings and demonstrations from more than 150+ of the area’s finest food, wine and spirits experts, as well as other tents celebrating burgers, BBQ, tacos and more. They will also experience sommelier, mixologist and brew master presentations, celebrity book signings, Q&A sessions with top culinary experts, a celebrity green room with live interviews and an exclusive Meet the Masters’ Panel discussion with Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli and more. The 7th Annual Burger Battle will return, as will the 4th Annual Top Bartender Showdown, providing heated competition between area restaurants. The festival will come to a close with a headlining live musical performance.  Proceeds raised will benefit Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation.

Westport’s blues, views and Bbq festival 

When: September 1 to September 2 from 11am-9pm

Where: The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

This year Blues Views and BBQ will feature 20 bands, including headlining performances on the main stage from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Grammy Award Winner, Fantastic Negrito. Blues, Views and BBQ has long been a venue for introducing up and coming and local talent along with marquee headliners. In that same tradition, this year will feature first time performers Carolyn Wonderland, Mingo Fishtrap, Cris Jacobs and Ruby Velle & Soulphonics.  Connecticut’s premier music festival is celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport. A weekend experience that never disappoints sell out crowds, this signature end of summer event is set to deliver another stand out year.

41st annual norwalk oyster festival

When: September 7-9, 2018

Where: Norwalk Veteran’s Memorial Park, Seaview Avenue

The popular annual Oyster Festival returns. The festival offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for the whole family.   Entertainment includes the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, a 65 foot gondola ferris wheel, a kid’s cove with lots of activities, games and other kid-friendly live entertainment, a Craft Beer tent with more than 40 beers and the expansive Arts & Crafts Pavilion with more than 100 artisans and crafters. Plus, an international food court, oyster slurping contest, and more.  Sunday is Family Day with special family and children’s packages for entrance, rides and meals.  Adult Friday night admission is $10 and Saturday/Sunday adult admission is $12.  Children is $5 and kids under 5 years old is free.

new york food festivals

hudson valley wine and food fest

When: September 8 to September 9, 2018

Where: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is a celebration of the bounty of New York.  The festival features hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley wineries and beyond, NY distilled spirits, craft beers and gourmet specialty foods from all over the country. Learn more about wine with educational seminars and brush up on your culinary skills with cooking demonstrations from regional celebrity chefs throughout the weekend. Satisfy your hunger with delectable treats from the Gourmet Food Truck Corral.

new jersey food events

5th annual uncorked and uncapped: wine, beer and food fest

When: September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: The Wilshire Grand, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

The 5th Annual Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest will be held on September 27, 2018.  The festival will feature fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, food samples and a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit The Arc of Essex County’s programs and services.  The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider supporting individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in Essex County, NJ.  Tickets are $100 each.

long island food festivals

6th Annual montauk seafood festival

When: September 8-9, 2018

Where: 32 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY

Come enjoy this popular annual event.  This year the event will be at the Montauk Yacht Club.  Lots of food, drinks, family entertainment.  This event is sponsored by the Montauk Friends of Erin and the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton. 

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*All information were accurate when we were putting this guide together, however, please check with the event organizer to verify that nothing has changed.