Catskills Wine & Food Festival Announces Unique Lineup of Celebrity Chefs and Musical Acts for Its Intimate Debut Event

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The two-day music and culinary experience, to be held this October in the Catskill Mountains, brings together celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, live music, and a dynamic drink selection in an intimate setting.

Catskills Wine and Food Festival Announces Their Initial Lineup!

Today, Catskills Wine & Food Festival (CWFF) announces its lineup of celebrity chefs and musical acts for its inaugural event in upstate New York this October 6 – 7.

The event is a one-of-kind experience in which guests will be treated to intimate cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs as well as live music, private tastings, a smorgasbord of good eats, and an impressive selection of beer, wine, and cider, all carefully curated. For the full experience, guests can rent on-site cabins that sleep up to 18 people and stay overnight on the magnificent event grounds, nestled in the beautiful mountains of upstate New York.

A limited number of presale tickets will go on sale April 18th at 11 AM, and are only available at Ticket prices will increase in May. The lineup of celebrity chefs includes:

  • Jordan Andino (Flip Sigi and TV personality)
  • Donatella Arpaia (Prova Pizzabar and Iron Chef judge)
  • Sarah Blair (Culinary Producer)
  • Josh Capon (Bowery Meat Company, Lure Fishbar, and more)
  • Michael Chernow (The Meatball Shop and Seamore’s)
  • Gail Simmons (BRAVO's Top Chef)
  • Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter)
  • Amirah Kassem (Flour Shop)
  • Bobbie Lloyd (Magnolia Bakery, The Next Great Baker judge)

Musical guests include:

  • Lord Huron (Sunday’s headliner)
  • Moon Taxi
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Drake White and the Big Fire
  • Ripe
  • Escort
  • Dwayne Gretzky
  • The Dip
  • Rebecca Perl

Additional chef attendees and musical acts, including Saturday’s headliner, will be announced on an ongoing basis.

Unlike other food, wine, and music festivals, CWFF is an intimate event, allowing guests to get up-close to the action—whether that’s a musical performance or a cooking demonstration. This is a unique opportunity to taste homemade creations cooked “live” by some of the nation’s most acclaimed chefs. Because of this, tickets are limited and will go fast.

General admission two-day passes, available at, are $285. This package includes food and wine tastings, access to cooking demonstrations and live music, access to activities throughout the campground, access to the Sunday Market--a culinary curation of the Catkills and beyond--and shuttles to and from select hotels in the area.

All-access two-day VIP passes are available for $549. These passes includes all the general admission events, plus access to VIP Village where celebrity chefs will be holding Meet & Greets and VIP guests can enjoy intimate dining experiences curated by CWFF celebrity chefs, a Saturday evening VIP dinner and a Sunday VIP brunch (all-inclusive), various open bar events, and an exclusive swag bag.

CWFF will also host a private launch event on Friday evening (10/5) for festival sponsors and influencers. This invite-only experience will kick off the festival weekend. For more information, email

This is 21+ event. For more information about the festival or to sign up to receive advanced updates as new musical guests and celebrity chef attendees are confirmed, visit

About Catskills Wine & Food Festival:

Catskills Wine & Food Festival is an intimate VIP experience in which guests can watch and learn from some of the nation’s top celebrity chefs. The event features celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, private tastings, live music, and a dynamic selection of beer, wine, and cider. For more information, visit

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