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Summer Food Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss Around Westchester

Savor delicious and diverse flavors around Westchester County this summer at upcoming food festivals and fairs.

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Attending a festival spotlighting assorted cuisines while enjoying games and music is the perfect plan for any summer day. While mingling with friends and celebrating the various cultures of Westchester residents, you can try culinary specialties like lobster tacos and carefully crafted ciders at these upcoming summer food festivals.

Global Grains

Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
July 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Calling all bread enthusiasts! Head over to the Philipsburg Manor on July 13 for a day celebrating bread from Africa to the Americas. There will be bread-making demonstrations, hands-on activities such as salt dough and paste paper, and tours. Local breadmakers will be in attendance to showcase their delicacies. René León, chef and owner of Leon’s Latin Café in Thornwood, will focus on empanadas and quinoa crisps. Pam Nyambi will demonstrate the preparation of akkara fritters. Buffalo Jump NYC will showcase Indigenous frybread, while Hudson Oven of Croton-on-Hudson will recreate ship’s biscuits from the 18th century. Voila Afrique will offer samples of eba, introducing visitors to this African staple’s flavors. Admissions are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and young adults 18-25. Children 17 and under and Historic Hudson Valley members attend free.

African American Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 23, 12-6 p.m.

The 38th annual African American Heritage Day will feature traditional African dances, songs, and delicious foods from many regions and cultures across the continent.

Indian Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
August 4, 12-6 p.m.

This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government to celebrate the culture of India. Enjoy traditional Indian dance performances, food, and music.

Jewish Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
August 21, 12-6 p.m.

Celebrate Jewish culture at the 44th annual Jewish Music and Arts Festival filled with Israeli dancing, activities, food, and more. This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government.

White Plains Jazz & Food Festival

Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
September 15, 12:30-7:30 p.m.

JazzFest White Plains is back for its 13th season. There will be live jazz performed outdoors, food, and dancing all day long. From 12:30-1:15 p.m., the Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music will be performing. Anaïs Reno will take the stage from 1:45-2:45 p.m., with Brandon Sanders performing his acoustic post-bop jazz set at 3:15 p.m. and Julius Rodriguez wrapping it up from 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Wells Park, Brewster
September 21-22

Pack the whole family and a picnic blanket into the car for a full day of live entertainment, arts and crafts, and, most importantly, a delectable variety of food and drinks just north of Westchester County. Sip (or swig) on an assortment of acclaimed wines, spirits, and ciders while sampling mouthwatering and unique finds from local vendors at this summer food festival. You can stop by the Oyster Party for a bite, devour barbecue at Uncle K’s BBQ, or pick up a gift for a spice lover at Big Guy Hot Sauce.

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