Following months of evaluation, consultation and discussion, the eagerly anticipated 19th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, slated to be held this September 12th and 13th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, has been canceled out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19  

The safety of our guests is of top priority and as difficult as it is to have to wait another year, we feel it’s in everyone’s best interest. However, all is not lost! We will be holding a virtual event in its place on September 12 and 13.

While nothing matches the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sociability of actually being there, the Virtual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival will provide many opportunities for both vendors and on-line attendees. Vendors will be provided access to the Virtual Vendor Village, which will allow them to post items for sale. Vendors can virtually staff their booths during the festival and hold live chat and video conferencing sessions with online guests. Celebrity chefs and wine experts will be live-streaming throughout the weekend.

The two-day event will live-stream on EventHub, at the following link:

Further details and a comprehensive schedule of programming to take place during the virtual event will be made available soon. Although tickets purchased for the 19th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival are non-refundable, all patrons are advised to keep them in a safe place, as they will be honored for entry into the 2021 event. Groupon voucher holders will have their voucher expiration date automatically extended through the 2021 event and should receive notification directly from Groupon. 

Whether in person or virtually, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is dedicated to celebrating the bounty of wine, food and fun in the Hudson Valley. This event takes place every year on the weekend following Labor Day, and will return to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY when the threshold for the continued health and well-being of our cherished epicurean community is more certain. Until then, Cheers! And please join us on-line on September 12 and 13.