It’s August in the Catskills, when the harvest starts to come in and the food festivals pick up. Here’s a look at a few events coming up this month — get out there and enjoy. Also, there is still time to pick your own berries; see the Catskill Eats guide here. Got a tip to share? Drop us a line.
- Smorgasburg Upstate: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 6 through Oct. 29, Hutton Brickyards, 200 North St., Kingston. In one of this year’s biggest developments for the Catskills and Hudson Valley food scene, Brooklyn’s wildly popular food, drink and flea market launches its upstate version on the riverfront. Look for a wide variety of deliciousness from the Catskills, Hudson Valley, NYC and beyond. The 75 vendors include Jane’s Ice Cream, Santa Fe Uptown, Ramen Burger and Terrapin Restaurant, along with handcrafts, antiques and vintage threads. Read more from the Kingston Times and the Hudson Valley Almanac. Our only advice: go hungry.
- Catskill Carouse: Tuesday, Aug. 9, noon until late, Deer Mountain Inn, 25 County Route 25, Tannersville. The folks who run Deer Mountain Inn decided to throw a party just for fun, to celebrate summer in Catskills style. All-you-can-eat Mexican food, lawn games like cornhole, ATV rides, hammocks, housemade ice cream and live music dot the agenda. Evening brings fireflies and bonfires. Tickets are $20/advance and $25/door and include food; a cash bar offers cocktails, wine, beer and cider. More details on the inn’s Facebook page. Buy tickets online here.
- Bovina Open Barn & Studio Tour: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations. Visit farms, food producers and artists’ workspaces in and around this farm- and art-filled Delaware County town, enjoying tastings of local food all along the way. For more details, see our coverage from last year.
- The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest: Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fleischmanns Park, Fleischmanns. This celebration of smoked meats features amateur and professional barbecue competitions, a craft beer tent, live music and plenty of entertainment for the small fry. Admission is free.