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Indulge in fun and flavor with Famous Food Events, the unrivaled specialist in food festivals! Our passion for culinary excellence and dedication to creating unforgettable experiences shine through in every event we host. Immerse yourself in a world of delectable flavors, unique tastes, and vibrant local culture as we bring together renowned chefs, top-notch vendors, and a warm, inviting atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned food enthusiast or a curious explorer, our food festivals are the perfect blend of “Food and Fun Well Done,” promising to leave you with cherished memories and a satisfied palate. Join us at Famous Food Events and embark on a delightful journey of taste and togetherness.

RED, WHITE & BREW BBQ & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2024

Embark on a culinary journey like no other at the Red White and Brew BBQ and Seafood Festival in scenic Poughkeepsie, NY, on Saturday, August 17, from 1-6 pm. This event promises a feast for the senses, celebrating the finest New England seafood and culinary creations amidst a backdrop of lively entertainment from amazing bands!

As you step into the festival grounds, you’ll be greeted by the tantalizing aroma of fresh seafood delicacies being prepared on-site. Picture yourself indulging in succulent lobster, plump clams, tender mussels, and juicy shrimp and great BBQ all expertly cooked to perfection. And let’s not forget about the raw bar, where you can savor the briny goodness of oysters and clams, shucked right before your eyes.

But the Lobster Brew and Chew Festival isn’t just about seafood – it’s a celebration of diverse culinary delights. From mouthwatering barbecue to zesty Latin flavors and beloved American classics, there’s something to satisfy every palate. And for those with a sweet tooth, the festival boasts the best desserts around, ensuring a sweet ending to your culinary adventure.

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MJN CENTER, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH

Red, White and BREWS! BBQ & Seafood Festival isn’t just about great seafood, BBQ and Beer– it’s a celebration of diverse culinary delights. From mouthwatering barbecue to zesty Latin flavors and beloved American classics, there’s something to satisfy every palate. And for those with a sweet tooth, the festival boasts the best desserts around, ensuring a sweet ending to your culinary adventure.

Of course, no festival would be complete without libations, and this event goes above and beyond. Sample a curated selection of the finest brews, seltzers, ciders, and distilled spirits from over 25 breweries, distilleries, and cideries. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, cider aficionado, or spirits connoisseur, there’s a drink for everyone to enjoy.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH 2023

Welcome to the Empanada Festival! To be held at the Newburgh Mall!

Here’s what can you expect at this delicious event:
A Rolling Stone Tribute band will perform some amazing hits while you enjoy Latin food and drink creations.
Kids under 12 are FREE and there will be activities for them!
Taste your way around and the best Latin + Spanish pastry turnovers filled with a variety of ingredients like chicken, pork, steak, seafood and vegan options like sweet potatoes and Mexican corn, just to name a few!
You can also plan to devour everything in sight from the best Latin food trucks and restaurants this side of South America! There will be awesome Sangrias and Brews! You can also shop craft vendors around the venue. A free scenic tour is included with your ticket!

Expect Empanadas from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, The Dominican Republic and Argentina with gluten free and vegan options!

SATURDAY May 20th 2023

Hello Grilled Cheese Lovers! This year’s event will be held Saturday May 20, 2023 at the Patterson Recreation Center

Famous Food Events brings the first ever NY Grilled Cheese Festival! A day totally created to showcase the cheesiest food creations from the best Chefs representing the tastiest restaurants, food trucks and caterers! We aim to Cheese!

Empanada Fest

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COMING 2022

Welcome To the second Hudson Valley ChowderFest!
This year you can expect the best Chowders, Soups, Bisques and yes, Championship Chili’s all under one roof as participating Chefs Battle it out for the HV Chowder Championships at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY
Sample your way around as award-winning chefs showcase their top recipes. There will also be other great comfort foods for purchase. Wash all this great food down with Craft Brew and Ciders from over 8+ breweries. There will also be some great vendors such as pickles, jerky, hot sauces and more for you to sample as well!
This event is for the whole family! Kids 12 and under are free! Warm up at Hudson Valley Chowderfest!
Have a question? Wanna be a Vendor? Email us bigang1970@yahoo.com
A portion of the proceeds goes to help feed the Hudson Valley Group “Leftovers Rescue”.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH 2023 3PM-8PM

Welcome The first inaugural Oyster + Jazz Festival taking place at the HV Magazines Top Distiller award winning Hudson House + Distillery. Seconds away from Newburgh heading into historic Ulster County. This wonderful home showcases one of the most amazing views on the Hudson River.

Expect a day of classic jazz music, fine distillery tastings and a raw bar with select oyster choices, as well as seafood pleasures, and other meat options. We will have gluten Free + vegan options as well. Sit back and let our most professional bartenders make you a classic cocktail, pour you a wonderful glass of wine or get you a wonderful ice-cold craft brew.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD 2024

The original WingFest is back!!! This year the biggest wing event is coming back to the very spacious Majed Neishwat Center (formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) in Poughkeepsie NY. This year will be our 15th year, and we are planning our biggest and most delicious wing event ever. At this year’s event, you can expect more wing restaurants and more amazing and unique flavors as the best wing places battle it out to see who will be the Kings of the Wings! We also have some amazing bands to provide some of the best music ever as well as games, prizes and a great night of fun!
Come see why we were Voted the “Best Winter Cabin Fever” event in NY!

“Bring and Wing It”

HUDSON SPORTS COMPLEX, WARWICK NY
SATURDAY SEPT. 23RD & SUNDAY SEPT. 24TH

Calling all Seafood Lovers in the Tri-State area! Get ready to indulge in a culinary experience with over 55 seafood creations from around the world. Delight in the freshest and most delicious varieties, fish-caught and coming straight to Warwick at our newest location.

You will dine on seafood creations such as Maine lobster rolls, a raw bar, ceviche, paella, fried seafood, such as calamari, and salmon. The Around the World ticket will take you on a tour through the world with calamari from Italy, paella form Spain, New England lobster rolls, and the UK Fish and Chips. Don’t leave without the red solo seafood collector’s cup! Check out all the ticket options available!

We will serve 8 + different craft, imported and domestic brews, ciders and seltzers and margaritas. Delight in the official seafood Summer Punch. Also available are soft beverages lemonade and Jarritos drinks.

Enjoy amazing tribute bands playing Bon Jovi, Meatloaf and Billy Joel. Dance away to the mixes of DJ Parag, the ultimate Pitbull Party Time Experience

This year’s festival will take place at the Hudson Sports Complex, which boasts an interesting historical background. This venue was a training and reform center for boys from 1930-1970. Get ready to head over and train your palates on scrumptious seafood from the seven seas!

SATURDAY APRIL 13TH 2024

Join us at the HV Mac and Cheese Festival for a cheesy extravaganza! Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering mac and cheese dishes that will leave you craving for more. This in-person event will take place on Sat Apr 13 2024 at Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery in Washingtonville, NY, USA. Get ready to savor the ooey-gooey goodness while enjoying the charming ambiance of the winery. Whether you’re a mac and cheese enthusiast or simply looking for a fun-filled day, this festival is not to be missed. Don’t forget to bring your appetite and get ready to dive into a world of cheesy bliss!

PEOPLE’S PARK, NEWBURGH, NY
SATURDAY JUNE 8TH

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Taco Festival! Join us at the City of Newburgh Waterfront Trail for a day filled with delicious tacos, live music, and fun activities. Get ready to indulge in a variety of mouthwatering tacos while sipping on the best Margaritas this side of the Hudson River. Dance the day away with Rockarita, the ultimate Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley band! Shop from local vendors while enjoying the beautiful views of the waterfront. Bring your friends and family to this exciting event on Washington Street in Newburgh, NY, USA. Don’t miss out on this taco extravaganza!

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