Honey week may just “bee” the sweetest week of all in NYC. Check out the honey marketplace, honey tastings, honey extraction demonstrations, and family fun for everyone. If you love honey, hanging out with this group of beekeepers and honeybee enthusiasts is a can’t-miss weekend activity!
LIC Flea & Food
Sept. 14-15, 11am-6pm
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
The whole family will find something to treasure at this international food fair and market. Sample delicious food from all over the world, then shop for one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, fashion, jewelry, arts and crafts, and more!
Sept. 22, 10am-11pm
Plattduetsche Park Biergarten, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
If you’re a lover of German and Austrian food, head over to Ompahfest on Long Island. Along with plenty of delicious food, adults can partake in a variety of beers from the regions. You can celebrate German and Austrian culture through live music from The Austrian Boys, Fritz’s Polka Band and more, as well as dancing, vendors, kids’ activities, and more.
The Oyster Festival
Oct. 19-20, Times TBA
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Oyster Bay, Long Island
You won't be saying "aww, shucks" when you attend! Venture into the Food Court where chefs prepare oyster, lobster, and other seafood dishes, and don't miss the oyster eating and shucking contest. Activities include pirate shows, midway rides, and more. All proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay.
Tours & Tastings at Crown Maple
Madava Farms, Crown Maple, 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains, Dutchess County
If your kids love their pancakes and waffles covered in rich maple syrup, then a tour and tasting at Crown Maple will be a sweet treat. Take a tour of the sugarhouse and learn about maple sap production. Enjoy tastings of 12 different kinds of syrup an then bring some home to enjoy on top of your next breakfast.
Armonk Cider & Donut Festival
Sept. 15, 10am-2pm
Wampus Brook Park, Armonk
Join the Armonk Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon of fall fair fun with all the cider and donuts you can eat, carnival rides, live music, kids’ activities, a pie eating contest, other delicious food, and more! Show up early to watch the Donut Dash, McIntosh mile, and 5k run/walk.
Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro
Sept. 11-15, exact times TBA
1916 Commerce St. (Firehouse), Yorktown Heights
Everyone is Italian at this five day festival celebrating the best of Italy’s food, music, culture, and more! Besides amazing food and music, stop by the feast for a huge Ferris wheel, carnival games, and prizes kids will love.
8th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival
Sept., exact dates TBA
Tappan Masonic Park Fairgrounds, 89 Western Highway, Tappan
Hosted by the Blauvelt Sons of Italy, this festival is one of the biggest in Rockland County with thousands of people expected to attend over the multiple-day feast and carnival. Enjoy live entertainment, rides, games, and food including pizza, pasta, Italian ices, zeppoles, and more. Get ready for a day of Italian fun!
A Taste of Rockland
Sept. 23, 6pm
Hilton Pearl River, 500 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River
The 24th annual Taste of Rockland is Rockland’s premiere five-star culinary experience. The event features delicious food from 45 of Rockland’s best restaurants, and wine, beer, and spirits for the grownups. There’s also a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit the Arc of Rockland, which provides support and services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.