WHAT: Celebrating its 23rd year as a Hudson Valley Festival of Food and Fun, Taste of New Paltz is one of the finest outdoor food festivals in the Hudson Valley, featuring the region’s best restaurants, wineries and farm markets. Produced annually by the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event features a variety of exceptional culinary offerings. The adventurous gourmet may find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will heartily enjoy offerings of pizza, hot dogs, beer and cupcakes. Hudson Valley wineries will serve their own award-winning local vintages, and new this year is a beer garden featuring local and craft beers as well as a food and beer pairing list with many of the restaurants taking part. The TASTE is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.
WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, with gorgeous views of the Shawangunk Ridge, conveniently located midway between New York City and Albany.
WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2013, from 11 am – 5 pm., rain or shine. Under tents.
ADMISSION: Advance admission $7 (through September 6). Advance ticket packages $22 (through September 6). Advance packages include admission, 10 taste tickets and an official 22nd Annual Taste of New Paltz T-Shirt. Packages available at the Chamber office 257 Main St., New Paltz, at Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits in the New Paltz Plaza, or may be purchased online at www.newpaltzchamber.org. Day-of admission $10, children 12 and under free. TASTES: $2 and $3 Restaurants and Farm Markets offering inventive culinary delights include: Adirondack Creamery, Asian Fusion, Barnaby’s Steakhouse, Curbside Cuisine, Jamaica Choice, Main Course, Mexicali Blue, Mohonk Mountain House, Moxie Cupcake, Neko Sushi, Pasquale’s, P&G’s, Ship Lantern Inn, Thayer Hotel, Brimstone Hill Vineyard & Winery, Robibero Vineyard, Whitecliff Vineyard, Gilded Otter Brewing Company, Craft Beer Guild Distributors of New York.
ARTS, CRAFTS & ANTIQUES: Specialty arts, crafts and antiques exhibits enhance the experience of the Taste to ensure that visitors can relax, shop, compare purchases and recharge their batteries for more Tasting.
BUSINESS EXPO: Connect with dozens of local businesses and organizations, from banks and credit unions to woodworkers, cabinet makers, not-for-profits, destinations and more. Also enter to win the Great Giveaway Raffle. Located in the Youth Building.
FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Face painting, arts & crafts with SUNY New Paltz NAEA Chapter, bounce house, free balloons and much more!
MUSIC: Live music all day by award winning local bands: 11:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m. The Pleasers 12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Taina Asili y la Banda 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Big Takeover
DIRECTIONS & PARKING: From the North: Exit 18 off the New York State Thruway. After the tollbooth, turn left at light onto Rt. 299 West. Go through the village of New Paltz, cross over the Wallkill River Bridge, and take the next left onto Libertyville Road (CR-7). The fairgrounds are a mile down on the left, with parking on the right. From the South: Exit 17 off the New York State Thruway. After the tollbooth, follow signs to Rt. 300 North. At Rt. 32, go north (straight). At Rt. 44/55 go west (turn left) and continue through the town of Gardiner. Turn right at the flashing light on to Libertyville Road (CR-7). The fairgrounds are on the right, with parking on the left. Please call the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for further information at (845) 255-0243.
SPONSORS: Platinum Sponsor: Craft Beer Guild Distributing of New York, Gold Sponsors: Naccarato Insurance, The Kempner Corporation, Silver Sponsor: Adirondack Creamery, Bronze Sponsors: Hampton Inn, M&T Bank, Ted Clark & Associates, T-Shirt Sponsor: Gen-Tech, LTD, Media Sponsors: Ulster Publishing, Cumulus Media.
PRODUCED BY: The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 600 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners for 2013: Capital Partner: Health Quest, Leading Partner: Complete Benefit Solutions, Associate Partners: Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp., Ulster Savings, Supporting Partners: Empire State Bank, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley , Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union , KIC Chemicals, Inc. , The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC , Luminary Publishing , Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the Taste of New Paltz and other Chamber programs as well as Visitor’s Center hours of operation, call (845) 255-0243, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. High resolution color and black and white images from throughout the Taste’s 23-year history are available upon request.