New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 90

SAVE THESE DATES! Annual SPECIAL EVENTS in New York State These events, selected from throughout New York State and running from spring 2017 to spring 2018, celebrate history, the arts, food and wine, sports, music, holidays and more— all within 15 miles of an Amtrak stop. Each one is a can’t-miss experience! SMORGASBURG May 21–October 22, selected weekends Hutton Brickyards, Kingston Brooklyn’s food/flea market phenomenon reopens upstate with none other than Bob Dylan. Upstate.smorgasburg.com From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station TASTE OF BUFFALO July 8–9 Downtown Buffalo The largest two-day food festival in the U.S., presenting over 55 restaurants and six wineries. Tasteofbuffalo.com From BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET Station THE CHIP FESTIVAL July 15 Saratoga Springs City Center The potato chip’s birthplace celebrates this beloved snack food. Thechipfestival.com From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station ANNUAL UTICA ZOO BREWFEST August 5 Utica Zoo, Utica Live music, food and more than 100 beer samples. Uticazoo.org From UTICA Station PLATTSBURGH BREWFEST August 5 Plattsburgh City Beach Live music and samplings of local beers, wines and spirits. Plattsbur ghbrewfest.com From PLATTSBURGH Station HUDSON VALLEY WINE & FOOD FEST September 9–10 Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck Features hundreds of New York State wines, craft beers and specialty foods. Hudsonvalleywinefest.com Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station SARATOGA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL AND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE September 9–11 Saratoga Automobile Museum Fine wine and spirits, dishes from world-famous chefs, and classic cars. Saratogawineandfood.com From SARATOGA SPRINGS Station ROSENDALE INTERNATIONAL PICKLE FESTIVAL November 20 Rosendale Community Center For its 19th year, the place to go to find all things brined, soused and preserved. Rosendalechamber.org/pickle-festival From POUGHKEEPSIE or RHINECLIFF Stations CAPITAL REGION APPLE & WINE FEST September 16–17 Altamont Fairgrounds Wine and food tastings, car show, live performers. Appleandwinefestival.com From SCHENECTADY and ALBANY-RENSSELAER Stations HUDSON VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL September 30–October 1 Cantine’s Field, Saugerties Garlic-inspired food and drink, vendors, kids’ activities, crafts and more. Hvgf.com From RHINECLIFF-KINGSTON Station NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL September 2–3 Coca-Cola Field, Buffalo This festival has served 4.2 million wings to crowds of over 70,000 for 15 years. Buffalowing.com NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL October 12–15 Various locations in NYC NYC’s largest food and wine festival presents over 100 tastings of traditional American fare. NYCwineandfoodfestival.com From BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET Station From NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA Station Plattsburgh Brewfest MUSIC EVENTS AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL May 31–June 4 EMPAC, Troy Innovative concerts cross-genre artistic happenings and new works by living American composers. Albanysymphony.com/americanmusicfestival From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station LAKE GEORGE ELVIS FESTIVAL May 31–June 4 Lake George Forum A festival honoring Elvis Presley’s music and life. Lakegeorgeelvisfest.com From FORT EDWARDS-GLENS FALLS Station THE GOVERNOR'S BALL June 2–4 Randall’s Island Park, NYC The country’s biggest artists in a wide variety of genres kick off summer in the city. Governorsballmusicfestival.com From NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA Station ALIVE AT 5 June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; August 3 Jennings Landing, Albany Every music taste can be satisfied over the course of this summer’s free concerts. Albanyevents.org/events/Alive-at-Five-_3_ event_main.htm From ALBANY-RENSSELAER Station SYR ACUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL June 8–10 Onondaga Community College Campus The Northeast’s largest free jazz festival, for 35 years, headlines with Todd Rundgren. Syracusejazzfest.com From SYRACUSE Station 88 | New York By Rail Amtrak.com GREER FOOD & CRAFT BEVERAGES