hudson valley eventsHudson Valley Events at Festival

There’s more than just wine and food at our Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival.  Patrons can also enjoy a wide selection of Hudson Valley events including fine art and craft vendors, home improvement companies and other businesses that enhance the gourmet lifestyle.

Cooking Demonstrations

Learn the cooking secrets of your favorite regional chefs. Attend one or all of the fabulous free cooking event demonstrations available throughout the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest weekend. Our guest chefs own some of the Hudson Valley’s finest restaurants, have cooking shows on the Cooking Channel, PBS, and have published cookbooks. In the past, our guests have included veterans from Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Wanted, Chopped, Iron Chef and other culinary television programs. In 2016, some of our demonstrating chefs included Chef Vincent Tropepe and Executive Chef Kevin Des Chenes. Access to all of the cooking events is included in your festival admission. You can read more about previous cooking demonstrations on our Food Festival page.

Wine Seminars

Educate your mind, nose and palate at the free wine education seminars that take place throughout the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest weekend. Join regionally and nationally recognized wine authorities for free wine education events. You’ll learn about choosing, serving, tasting and storing wine as well as other fun wine facts. You can see our list of attending New York & Hudson Valley wineries here.

Live Music

To complete the festival atmosphere, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest presents live music on our music stage as well as strolling throughout the event. Check back as we get closer to the event to see what musicians we have in store for the festival.


To round out our Hudson Valley events lifestyle, we present carefully chosen vendors that offer items for home improvement, jewelry, home accessories, cooking tools and more.