Here are our picks for fun places to eat and drink while enjoying the Catskills. Know of a food-related event coming up? We do this every Thursday, so let us know, too.
- Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival: Thursday, Sept. 17, 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Ice Rink, Saugerties. Nosh on goodies from Catskill-area faves like Just Good Eats Soda Fountain, Gracie’s Food Truck, Lekker and more while Sin City plays. The monthly rodeo happens every third Thursday through October, which means this is your next-to-last chance to partake in 2015.
- Sharon Springs Harvest Festival: Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20, various times and locations in Sharon Springs. If you’ve heard of Catskill foodie celebrities the Beekman 1802 Boys but haven’t had a chance to see what all the fuss is about, this weekend is your chance. Take a field trip to Schoharie County for a weekend of harvest feasts at the American Hotel, local country breakfast at the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, dinner and dancing at Clausen Farm and lots more eating and drinking opportunities. There are plenty of activities for children, including farm tours and a supervised play garden. Etsy, the online artisan craft retail website, hosts a makers’ fair on site, promising great local-goods shopping. More details on the event’s Facebook page.
- Jennie Bell Pie Festival: Saturday, Sept. 19, noon to 6 p.m., Kelder’s Farm, 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson. The annual baking contest and celebration of all things pie is back after a one-year hiatus, and this year combines forces with the Roundout Valley Common Ground Festival. The event includes a children’s talent show, games and food booths and local crafts, as well as an auction. You can also pick your own apples while you’re at Kelder’s; see our story for details.
- Early Bird Cookery Supper Club: Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Hills Resort, 6 Bethlehem Road, Callicoon Center. Enjoy a four-course late-summer harvest feast built around Catskill ingredients. The Polish-inspired menu includes cucumber and yogurt soup, beer-braised fennel and carrot salad, duck and smoked sauerkraut pierogies and tart apples in bourbon cider sauce. Vegetarian options are available, and you can BYOB. Dinner is $65/person; reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online.