Bumper crop of Hudson Valley food & drink festivals

(Photo by Beth Blis)

(Photo by Beth Blis)

MAY

Radio Woodstock 100.1 presents the Craft Brew Boogaloo, Saturday, May 23, 2-6 p.m. Craft brews from over 75 breweries, as well as over 150 beer choices. Live music by the Big Takeover, the Grape & the Grain and Elijah Wolf. Rain date May 24. $10/$45/$100. Cantine Memorial Field, Pavilion Street & Robert Moser Drive, Saugerties; www.craftbrewboogaloo.com, www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/787465.

Third annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival, Saturday/Sunday, May 23-24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring five beverage trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries. Foods will be for sale and sampling, including gourmet cheeses and creameries, baked goods, grass-fed meat producers and more. There will be food seminars, homebrewing and cheesemaking. $25. Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham; www.hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com.

Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz, Friday-Sunday, May 29-31. Martha Stewart, Sarah Moulton and other celebrities will be presenting. Chefs will be giving cooking demos. Vendors include local restaurants and domestic and international wineries. Check website for list of times and admissions. Mohonk Mountain House, Gardiner; (646) 527-9500, www.internationalwinemasters.com.

Pasta Palooza, Sunday, May 31, 4-7 p.m. All-you-can eat pasta and sauces donated from local eateries. Salad, breads and desserts included. Cash bar, silent auction and music by DJ Van Richie. Proceeds benefit Caring Hands Soup Kitchen. $12. Keegan Ales, St. James Street, Kingston; (845) 331-7188.

 

JUNE

PizzaFest3, Sunday, June 14, 1-5 p.m. Vote which restaurant makes the best pizza. $25-$45, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie; (845)590-1915, www.hvpizzafest.com.

Strawberry Festival, Sunday, June 14, 12-5 p.m. Supports Beacon Sloop Club. Beacon Riverfront Park, Beacon; www.beaconsloopclub.org.

2015 Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival, Saturday, June 20, 2-6 p.m. A 21+ event. Pre-sale tickets available, which include a tasting glass, beer and bourbon samples, bacon and other vendors, live music and entertainment. Check website for further details. $55/door, $10/$45/$100. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9G, Rhinebeck; www.beerbourbonbacon.com, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1062880.

Saunderskill Farms’ first annual Strawberry Festival, June 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Many vendors and fun for the whole family. Saunderskill Farm, Route 209, Accord; [email protected].

 

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