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The Big List: Hudson Valley Food & Drink Festivals

If your perfect day consists of basking in the sun, listening to live music, and quite literally taking a bite out of life, then we’ve got the perfect Hudson Valley event line-up for you. Revel in this list of more than 25 of the Hudson Valley's biggest and best food and drink festivals. Sink your teeth into some juicy steak at the Hudson Valley Rib Fest, or lick frosting off your lips at the Cupcake Festival in Gardiner. Check out sangria festivals to add some buzz to your weekend, or kick back with some friends and enjoy a cold brew at the region's numerous craft beer festivals. Although some events have free admission, many require tickets to enter, so grab yours now and prepare for a summer of feasting.

Ulster County Food Events

Cupcake Festival

Wright’s Farm, Gardiner

May 18, 2019

Festivities kick off with the 5K Cupcake Classic Run, so you can ditch some calories before you browse the more than 10,000 cupcakes on display in this confectionary extravaganza.

Bounty of The Hudson

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz

June 16, 2019

While some festivals home in on a specific product, this one casts its net wide, celebrating all things Hudson Valley, from wine to fresh produce and culinary treats from local restaurants.

Sangria Festival

Robibero Winery, New Paltz

July 6-7, 2019

An homage to the classic Spanish drink of summer, this festival features four sangria tastings made with Robibero’s own wines and local fruit, plus live music, empanadas, and wood-fired pizza.

Food Truck Festival

Cantine Field, Saugerties

July 10, August 7, September 11, 2019

Mini, travelling epicurean hot spots, food trucks have become all the rage in the Hudson Valley. Sample them all in one place at this flavorful festival, which takes place three times a summer.

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