Upstate NY Foodie Event of the Weekend: Great New York Food & Wine Festival

Wineries, distilleries and food producers from Buffalo to Long Island will be heading to the Great New York State Food & Wine Festival in the Thousand Islands this weekend--and so should you.

About 75 exhibitors will offer products for sale, plus lots of free samples, over the course of the three-day festival, held at Cerow Recreation Park in Clayton, right along the St. Lawrence River. Along with all the food and drink, the festival features live music by local artists.

Producers new to the show this year are:

  • Buttonwood Grove Winery, based in Seneca County.
  • East Hill Creamery, based in Wyoming County.
  • Farmer Street Pantry, based in Syracuse.
  • Lakewood Vineyards, based in Watkins Glen.
  • Leidenfrost Vineyards, based in Schuyler County.
  • Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery, based in Monroe County.
  • Nav's Popcorn, based in Jefferson County.
  • North Branch Bee Ranch, based in Allegany County.
  • Saint Lawrence Spirits, based in the host town of Clayton.
  • Smokin' Oak, based in Ohio.
  • Timmy Crack Corn, based in Jefferson County.
  • Yakisoba's, based in Niagara County.

See the full list of exhibitors here

  • Where: Cerow Recreation Park, 15 East Line Road, Clayton, N.Y.
  • When: Friday, June 9, from 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • How much: Admission is $10 for adults (includes wine glass), $9 for military, $5 for children and free for children under age 12.