This month brings about the conclusion of many outdoor events, so get out and enjoy them while they last. But don’t despair — our calendar is already filling up with indoor opportunities to eat and drink. Here are our picks for this week. Know of a food-related event coming up? We do this every Thursday, so let us know, too.
- Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival: Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Ice Rink, Saugerties. OK, all you food-truck lovers, this is it: the last rodeo of 2015. Nosh on goodies from Catskill-area faves like Pied Piper Pies, Gracie’s Food Truck, Lekker and more while Just James plays.
- Chocolate Weekend at the Greenville Drive-In: Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, doors at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. showtime, 10700 Route 32, Greenville. It’s still drive-in weather, and this weekend’s feature is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (both nights). The concession stand, which specializes in locally sourced goodies and craft beverages, will offer housemade hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles in both child and adult varieties. Saturday night, local treat purveyors Under the Nose and Life By Chocolate will join the fun. Admission is $5 for everyone over 5 years old.
- Trout Town Oktoberfest: Saturday, Oct. 17, noon to 5 p.m. at Roscoe Beer Co., 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe. This inaugural event promises good beer and a delicious pig roast, with $7 pulled pork sandwiches and $10 plates that include sides. There will be music from the Dirt Road Band, local vendors and heated tents in case of chilly weather. Admission is free.
- Guest Chef Dinner at Hamden Inn: Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Hamden Inn, 35769 Route 10, Hamden. Chef Dave Gould of Roman’s in Brooklyn cooks at the 19th-century inn run by Lucky Dog Organic farm in Delaware County. The prix-fixe dinner is $55/person and reservations are required; see our story for details.
- Ashokan Center Fall Family Fun Festival: Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. Bring the kids out for pumpkin-painting, cider-making, blacksmithing demonstrations and lots of delicious fall treats from the center’s chef. Music by Jay Unger & Molly Mason and Annie and the Hedonists. Tickets are $5/person.