Putnam County Wine and Food Fest Gears Up for August 8-9 Event

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The excitement toward the activity-infused event has continued to spread throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Entering its fifth year, the Putnam County Wine and Food Fest is at a new location—Beaver Creek Farm on Route 311 in Patterson, NY. The event for all ages features wineries, distilleries, farm market and specialty foods, food trucks, arts and crafts, and special exhibitors. Tickets are available online at PutnamCountyWineFest.com.

The Fest will provide a wide variety of food, drinks, activities, and more. Wineries are front and center with tastings from Adirondack Winery, Casa Larga Winery, Heron Hill Winery, Kas Spirits LLC, Lakeland Winery, Montezuma Winery, Oliva Vineyards, Pazdar Winery, Robibero Winery, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Whitecliff Vineyard, and many more. Entertainment will be provided by Jim Marrone Trio, Mike Hollis band, Sam Haiman Band, The Lone Wolf Trio, Chef Johnny Ciao and Professor Louie, and many more.

There will also be cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef to the stars, Johnny Ciao, who cooked for everyone from Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Wayne Brady, the late Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Marlon Brando and many others. Also, Chef Vincent Tropepe, who will be using local products from the farm and food vendors on hand.

“I am so thrilled to be making an appearance at the Putnam County Wine and Food Fest as part of the RAW documentary tour,” Chef Tropepe, an award-winning chef, and host of the reality show “RAW,” exclaims. “I am looking forward to my cooking demonstration and meeting the great foodies that will be attending.”

The Putnam County Wine and Food Fest puts emphasis on “greener living” through the culinary arts. Vendors for this year’s Fest include Nectar of the Vine showcasing their wine frappes, wine salsa, and other specialty products; Soukup Farms, specializing in maple syrup; Aurora's Gypsy Cafe, specializing in farm to truck cuisine presents eclectic gypsy food; Creatively Yours, which features make-your-own ceramics, and many more to be announced.

The excitement toward the activity-infused event has continued to spread throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Shuttle transportation from both Metro-North Southeast and Patterson train stations will be available to and from Beaver Creek Farm during both days of the Putnam County Wine and Food Fest. Visit the website for directions at putnamcountywinefest.com/travel/.

All ages are welcome on August 8th from 11-6 and August 9th from 11-5 at Beaver Creek Farm in Patterson, NY. General admission tickets are available for $25, $10 for those under 21. One day VIP passes are being sold for $100, advance sale only.

The Putnam County Wine and Food Fest is sponsored by Verizon, News 12 Westchester, Party Line Tent Rentals, and Chronogram. Visit PutnamCountyWineFest.com for additional information.

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