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Foodie fairs that we can't miss NY, CT MASS

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Where, when and why? I love the homemade argicultural fairs, BBQ fairs, and anything that is organic and something worth the gas price to get there. Thanks for your ideas and your expertise. Surprise me...

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  1. We went to this food/farm tour last year, north fork of Long Island, and are looking forward to going again this year. Too much to see in one day, although you do have to drive yourself from farm to farm.

    http://www.northforkreformsynagogue.c...

    1. Just read an article about the Vendy awards in New York.
      They've held it for three years now but haven't heard anything about 2008.
      Does
      Does anyone know anything more about them?
      Sounded like a blast - Jamaican, falafel, hotdoges - the best vendors in NYC...how can you lose?

      1. The Hudson Valley Ribfest takes place in New Paltz from August 15-17. Good local and regional rib cooks as well as a competition, and other foods for the non-BBQ people. Also, Saugerties hosts the Garlic fest at the end of September. Lots of threads here from years gone by.

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        1. re: Dale J.

          If I remember correctly, the report on the Hudson Valley Ribfest last year was not too positive.

          You might want to consider the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds (located in Rhinebeck). This year it will be held on Sept. 8-9. It used to be held at Greig's Farm in Upper Red Hook but it got to big.