Do this Weekend: Food Events in Westchester and Rockland

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It has come to our attention that every weekend this fall, there is some event or festival happening with amazing local food and drinks. Here are some of our picks in Westchester and Rockland for this weekend.

Please visit our events site for more listings, events.lohud.com.

Saturday, September 28

The Best and Wurst Craft Beer Festival, from 12 a.m.-5 p.m. in Yorktown Heights, will feature beers from local independent brewers like Captain Lawrence of Elmsford, Defiant of Pearl River, Jonas Bronck’s of the Bronx, Keegan’s of Kingston, Shmaltz of Brooklyn, Six Degrees of Ossining, Sixpoint of Brooklyn, Singlecut of Queens and Westown of (where else?) Westown. There will be Wisconsin-style beer brats, hot dogs and pretzels, along with wings and ribs from Holihan’s “Beer Me” BBQ. Tickets available at TheBestAndTheWurst.org. Beer Lover $30, designated driver/child $10 ($40 and $15 respectively at the door). Yorktown Heights Firemen’s Field, 271 Veterans Rd.,Yorktown Heights. 914-528-1160.


Growlers Second Annual Oktoberfest,
  from 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe. Authentic German beer and food will be served outside both days including Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau, Radenburger and Yonkers Brewing’s Oktoberfest. Beer games, beer truck, corn hole, rock climbing, “bungee” bull riding and kids’ activities including pumpkin decorating, jumping castle, airbrush tattoos and a DJ from 1 to 4 p.m. Live music featuring John James & Friends begins at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Growler’s Beer Bistro, 5 Main Street, Tuckahoe, 914-793-0608, www.growlersbeerbistro.com.

Harrison Public Library & Trattoria Vivolo Present Dinner and a Movie, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Harrison Public Library. Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo, 301 Halstead Avenue, Harrison from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., then watch The Great Gatsby at the Library beginning at 7:30pm. Receive 20% off your dinner bill (cash only). A fun extra: dress 1920’s style, and the best dressed male and female win prizes. Dinner reservations required by Sept. 27, 914-835-6199. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., 914-835-0324, www.harrisonpl.org.

Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain, from 12 to 6 p.m. every weekend, September 14 through October 27. German food and beer, traditional entertainment, local artisan craft vendors and more. Free Admission.  $8 per vehicle parking fee.  Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge, 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2731, www.visitbearmountain.com.

Sunday, September 29

Piermont Apple Festival and Apple Pie Contestfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Piermont Farmers Market.   A friendly competition to celebrate delicious early season apples. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. M&T Bank parking lot, 527 Piermont Ave., downtoearthmarkets.com.


Growlers Second Annual Oktoberfest,
  from 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe. Authentic German beer and food will be served outside both days including Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau, Radenburger and Yonkers Brewing’s Oktoberfest. Beer games, beer truck, corn hole, rock climbing, “bungee” bull riding and kids’ activities including pumpkin decorating, jumping castle, airbrush tattoos and a DJ from 1 to 4 p.m. Live music featuring John James & Friends begins at 9 p.m. Saturday night. Growler’s Beer Bistro, 5 Main Street, Tuckahoe, 914-793-0608, www.growlersbeerbistro.com.

Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain, from 12 to 6 p.m. every weekend, September 14 through October 27. German food and beer, traditional entertainment, local artisan craft vendors and more. Free Admission.  $8 per vehicle parking fee.  Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge, 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2731, www.visitbearmountain.com.

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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