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.
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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.
John Cox of Quercus Cooperage is doing his best to meet the increased demand for American white oak whisky barrels.
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.
Saturday, August 11: Giesberg brothers host a summer ale release party in Wawarsing.
Saturday, Aug. 11: Blueberry season is still raging full-force along the Shawangunk Ridge – especially the easy-to-pick highbush species, with their paler-blue, large, juicy, small-seeded fruits. Sunnier spots where the berries ripen early are probably already picked-over, whether by birds, humans or other mammals; but now would be a good time to check your favorite shadier troves.