As the summer wears on, events begin to snowball in a rush to fit in as much outdoor entertainment as possible before the leaves turn. (Don’t look too closely, the colors are already emerging.) Here’s our list of fun places to eat and drink this week. Know others coming up? We do this every Thursday, so let us know, too.
- Hurley Corn Festival: Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Hurley Heritage Society’s late-summer harvest festival. It features local produce and specialty foods, along with corn chowder, bluegrass and folk music, antiques, quilts and a sneak peek at the many artistic renditions of Hurley roosters that will be auctioned off next month. Admission is free; a donation is suggested at the gate.
- Schoharie County Family Farm Day: Saturday Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, various locations. Grab a cooler bag and some sturdy shoes and hit the road to see where your food comes from in this third annual tour, which features 22 participating farms and four farmers’ markets. Activities vary from venue to venue: feed the pigs at one place, buy some cheese at another. The Schoharie County Beverage Trail happens in tandem, so tastings abound. Download a printable guide here (PDF).
- Phoenicia Flea at Westwind Orchard: Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. rain or shine, 215 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord. The Flea visits Ulster County this month, bringing its curated collection of food, drink and merchandise to the organic pick-your-own farm for the weekend. Westwind Orchard, a 2015 Good Food Award winner for its raw honey (and a finalist for its raspberry jam), will crank up its wood-fired pizza oven and host a collection of fellow artisan food producers from the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and downstate.
- Music on the Mountain Concert and BBQ: Saturday, Aug. 15, 4 to 7 p.m., Plattekill Mountain, 469 Plattekill Road, Roxbury. The ski resort turns into a mountaintop pig roast and concert venue, welcoming the Meeker Hollow String Band. The music is free; the all-you-can-eat pork barbecue, along with burgers and sides, are available for sale, along with a selection of local and craft beers. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Ski lift rides will also be running.
- Heather Ridge Farm Supper Club: Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow. This month’s on-farm supper club features the bounties of “Abundant Summer,” and includes vegetarian options for each of the five courses (specify in advance). Dinner is $65/person plus tax and gratuities. Reservations are required. For more on the supper club, read our profile of Chef Rob Handel from earlier this week.
- Monticello Bagel Festival: Sunday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., along Broadway in downtown Monticello. It’s all bagels all day at this event, which has grown exponentially in its first two years and this year expects to host 20,000 bagel fans. There’s a bagel triathlon, bagel chain-making and pretty much anything else you can think of to do with bagels, including devour. There’s live music all day, and lots of other non-bagel vendors participating.