Festivals are a staple of New York, be it in the north country
with Bobcats, Bears and Brews at the Zoo, or the Buffalo Chicken Wing
Festival. Here, we look to catalog many of the festivals this great
state has to offer each year.
We’ll provide you with features as we, too, travel around the state
to some of our favorites — like Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival — and
the ones we just had to check out –like The Great Chocolate Train Wreck
Festival in Hamilton.
Please take some time to browse through our festival listings, where
you’ll find descriptions, photos, directions and what else there is to
do in the area.
If you are a festival organizer and don’t see your festival here, please help us build our listing by submitting your festival.
Continue reading to meet “The Festival Fanatics!”
Inlet has it all with this festival…author readings, food, cardboard
sled races, live music plus fireworks at night over the frozen
lake. The festival is Saturday, February 28. All activities
are at Fern Park and Arrowhead Park. Inlet is in Hamilton County.
Get the details here http://inletny.com/wp/?page_id=5327
Don’t miss it. This is fun, I go every year and it is one of
the biggest food festivals you will find in the Capital
Details here http://www.saratoga.com/winter/chowderfest.cfm
From the end of February all through March they celebrate Old Man
Winter on Long Island’s East End with a big festival throughout the
area. More than 20 different venues participate in this great
festival which highlights food, wines and live entertainment. More
than 16 wineries are involved and over 100 performances are scheduled.
The Ice Harvest Festival is held the first Saturday of February. Save the Date: 2/7/15.
Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural
communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve
agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Ponds
like our Mill Pond were the source of this winter crop.
Take part in a traditional ice harvest as you walk out on the frozen
mill pond to help cut and maneuver blocks of ice using historic tools.
The ice will be transported by sled and then packed in the Museum’s
traditional ice house.
For details CLICK HERE!
Warm Up Oswego for 2015, the 10th anniversary of the event, is a fun
winter event for the whole family. Check out the great treasure
hunt in the snow, a costume sled race, music and outdoor performances,
scavenger hunt, board breaking by Master Pryor Taekwondo, snowman making
contest, snow bowling, chili-chowder cook-off, craft vendors and the
annual Hot 2k run.
The festival is February 6-7. For more details click here
Saturday January 24th at the Ramada Inn in Fishkill…get ready to get
your wings on! Lets see who has the best chicken wings in the
Hudson Valley. This is a fun event and a “must see” for lovers of
hot wings. Tickets usually sell out so CLICK HERE and get the details now!
Lake George Village offers a month long celebration
of winter during this annual family-friendly event at Shepard Park! The
Winter Carnival takes place each weekend throughout February, so mark
your calendar and take part in the fun!
Relish the warmth of tasty samples during the chowder, chili, BBQ and chicken wing cook-offs. Enjoy the always hilarious and fun outhouse races – a crowd pleasing favorite! – as well as dog sled, ATV, snowmobile races and more.
Kids can explore the ice castle, play on the giant ice slide, participate in children’s activities,
enjoy a tethered hot air balloon ride or snowmobile ride and visit a
historical reenactors’ encampment of the 1700s. And that’s just a
sample; there’s so much fun for everyone! View the complete list of
Click here for details!
Syracuse Winterfest attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.
This is a family event with lots to enjoy including a great lineup
of food and live entertainment. Events take place at a variety of
locations in Syracuse. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL CALENDAR!
Winterfest runs from February 12-22.
First Night Saratoga is the largest New Year’s Eve event in New York
outside of NYC. As one of the oldest and largest First Night
celebrations in the country, the event is the most affordable,
accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Year’s
Eve in the region! This year, Saratoga Arts brings over seventy
regional and touring performing groups to over thirty venues throughout
Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs for this evening of live music,
dance, comedy and other performances. Annually, over 10,000 people
ring in the new year with Saratoga Arts and First Night Saratoga!
Click here for details!