Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23: As always, Oktoberfest features authentic German and German-American entertainment, but this weekend will also include a Ciders in the Catskills tasting and some high-flying action by the Monster Energy Aerial Stunt Show.
Saturday, Sept. 29: A quarter-century has passed since Mary Anne and Richard Erickson opened the original Blue Mountain Bistro in Woodstock, and now they’ve got a cookbook out, drawing on all this experience: Feel Good Food: Recipes from the Hudson Valley’s Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go.
Saturday, Sept. 15: There’s live music, food and vendors, but let there be no mistake about who the headliners are here: brewers, over 90 of them serving up samples of 180 different products.
Sunday, Sept. 16: As you taste your way through the Hudson Valley food, wine and beer tastings, attendees are asked to choose their favorite morsels.
Sept. 7: Earth, Wind & Fuego and North River Roasters liven up Poughkeepsie’s Middle Main
Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9: New York wineries and gourmet specialty food producers are in the spotlight at this end-of-summer event, which started out years ago as a gathering of oenophiles and gradually expanded to include a New York Craft Beer Pavilion as well as distilleries and hard ciders.
Starting at noon on Saturday, Aug. 25, Kingston’s Ruby Mae’s Restaurant, one of the only eateries between Albany and Newburgh exclusively serving soul food standards, will commemorate its first year in business with an open-to-the-public block party.
Friday-Sunday, August 17-19: The Hudson Valley Ribfest is a qualifying event for the Empire State Barbecue Championship, and there will be 60 teams firing up their grills and smokers to prepare their cherished recipes.
The biggest barbecue gathering in this region happens every August at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, where the 14th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest will be held Friday through Sunday, August 17-19. The event goes on rain or shine, and parking is plentiful and free.
Chef Etsko Kizawa has opened Soy, a restaurant showcasing Japanese home cooking at 419 Main Street in Rosendale.