From Gov. Cuomo's office:
Tickets are now on sale for the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
This event provides visitors with an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the best foods and beverages made in New York state. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 in the Horticulture Building.
"Since it began earlier this year, Taste NY has been a catalyst to help us spread the word that products grown and made in New York are among the best in the world," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "Events like the Taste NY Harvest Fest not only create fans for homegrown food and beverages, but boost our economy by supporting our farmers, brewers, and manufacturers."
The event allows attendees to meet with vendors and sample their products, gather information, and purchase their favorite items. Dozens of companies from around the state will be on hand, from well-known brands such as Syracuse's Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Gianelli Sausage, McCadam Cheese of Chateaugay, and Utica's F. X. Matt Brewing Co., to companies aiming to gain better household recognition, such as Rome Grown Garlic of Rome, Ma Poole's Chutney of Skaneateles, Roger's Rustic Rubs & Sauces of Hudson Falls and Hungry Bear Farms of Middlesex.
Many makers of wine, beer, and spirits will also be on hand. Among the companies confirmed so far, besides F. X. Matt, are Merritt Estate Winery of Forestville, Casa Larga Vineyards of Fairport, Adirondack Distilling Co. of Utica, Americana Vineyards and Winery of Interlaken, Three Brothers Winery of Geneva, and Thousand Islands Winery of Alexandria Bay.
Tickets are $15 for tickets purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Advance sale tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone, or by fax.
To purchase in person or by phone, visit or call the State Fair administration building during business hours on weekdays, where the receptionist will complete the purchase. The receptionist can be reached at (315) 487-7711, extension 1001.
Tickets purchased over the phone or by fax can be picked up at the reception desk during business hours, or can be picked up at the event, at the Will Call window. The form to fax is available on the New York State
Fair website, www.nysfair.org. All admissions include a free Taste NY beer or wine glass with which to drink samples.