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Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Festival Celebrates County’s Impressive Food & Beverage Industry

The 9th Annual Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Festival continues throughout the weekend with over 100 restaurants and food trucks and more than 150 different types of wines, beers and spirits.

The six-day event draws more than 7,000 people from across the New York-metro area, including New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. This year’s charity partners are Westchester Parks Foundation and Feeding Westchester.

“We are so proud to see how this festival has grown into a tremendous showcase of Westchester’s booming food and beverage industry, with some of the best chefs, restaurants, breweries and wine selections in the country,” said Marsha Gordon, CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “This is yet another example of the great quality of life we are fortunate to enjoy in Westchester, which is an attraction for residents and businesses alike.”

The festival began with a kickoff celebration at Fortina’s in Yonkers on Monday, followed by a wine tasting tour through Italy held at Gigante Restaurant & Bar in Eastchester on Tuesday. On Wednesday, some of the area’s top mixologists competed to create the night’s best cocktail during the Taste & Style at Savor Westchester at The Westchester in White Plains. The Burger & Beer Blast is the hottest summer block party of the year, with dozens of restaurants, food trucks, live music, beer and spirits taking over the Kensico Dam in Valhalla on Thursday.

Don’t worry, though, there is still plenty in store! See the schedule of upcoming events below and visit for complete details and tickets.

“Over the past nine years, this event has grown to become the signature food and beverage festival north of New York City,” says Westchester Magazine publisher Sam Wender. “What started as several events spread over two days is now a six-day festival packed with food, wine, chefs, bartenders, wine masters and more!”

Food Truck Festival

When: Friday, June 7th, 6-9pm

Where: Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers NY

Ticket price: $50 in advance (includes all food and beverages), $60 at the door

Charity Partner: Feeding Westchester

Grab your all-inclusive ticket to a food truck festival like you’ve never seen before, as some of the best food trucks from across the county come together for a fun-filled night of food, beer, wine and spirits. Games like pop-a-shot basketball, corn hole and Pac-Man, along with live music from The McLean Avenue Band make this night a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Winemakers Dinners

When: Friday, June 7th, 6-10pm

Ticket price: $150 (tax and gratuity not included) Reservations required. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Four of the county’s top restaurants will each host a one-of-a-kind Winemakers Dinner in the restaurant’s private dining room, with exquisite cuisine specifically chosen to complement top vintage wines. Wine masters and chefs will discuss each course and wine during this intimate dinner.

Participating Restaurants & Wineries:

Grand Tasting Village

When: Saturday, June 8th, 12-4pm

Where: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY

Ticket Price: $85 general admission, $95 at the door; Party Line Connoisseurs Tent: $125 in advance, $135 at the door

Charity Partner: Westchester Parks Foundation

The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival features tastings from 50+ local restaurants and food trucks and more than 150 wines & spirits, chef demonstrations and wine seminars. Elevate your experience with the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent, which offers exclusive access to top wines and delicious food.

Jr. Chef Experience

When: Sunday, June 9th, 10am-12pm

Where: The Westchester (Level 4), White Plains, NY

Ticket Price: $25 per child (ages 5-12)

Little cooks will take part in hands-on cooking activities and experience a morning of fun at the Jr. Chef Experience. Children can also enjoy cooking demos and grab a photo with Nickelodeon characters. All Junior Chefs will receive a complimentary chef’s hat and apron.

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