Don't Miss Out on These Long Island Food & Drink Festivals

'Tis the season for Long Island's food and drink festivals. Here's a list of these can't miss events

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Spring Craft Beer Festival

April 27

It’s opening weekend of the racetrack! Get ready to celebrate with the return of the Spring Craft Beer Festival. Local and national craft breweries will be in attendance pouring samples of their finest brews—more than 100 beers in all. Plus, festival attendees have the best seat in the house—trackside, as the event will be held outdoors, under tents, right at the final turn of the home stretch. Betting windows will be open. VIP and General Admission tickets are available. For tickets, visit here


Bourbon at Belmont

May 4

Celebrating one of the world's finest spirits, the Bourbon Festival returns to Belmont Park Racetrack. This special event will feature more than thirty bourbons for tasting, a selection of craft beers that have been bourbon barrel-aged, a live simulcast transmission of the Kentucky Derby race, grandstand viewing of the track to enjoy live event day racing, and convenient betting windows. For tickets, visit here


Long Beach West End Tequila Festival 

May 4

What better way to kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend than with the West End Tequila Fest? Experience 25+ tequilas, 8 South of the Border beers, margarita sampling, a taco bar, a cigar bar, and much more. For tickets, visit here


Bay Fest

June 1

Bay Fest is a celebration of Long Island craft beer, the people who brew it and the community that surrounds it. The festival will take place at the Great South Bay Brewery and will feature incredible beers and great food from some of LI’s best food trucks, local vendors, games, and much more. For tickets, visit here.


North Meets South

June 8-June 9

North Fork Event Company is hosting a Farms, Food, and Drink Festival in Calverton. The event will take place on 80 sprawling acres of tree lined property that was once a golf course. The event, North Meets South, brings the communities of the North and South Forks of Long Island together for a weekend promoting the farm-to-table movement. The festival will be curated with provisions from local farms, food from restaurants all over the East End, and drinks from your favorite breweries, vineyards, and cider houses. For tickets, visit here


North Fork Crush Wine & Food Festival

June 22

For North Fork Crush, New York Wine Events is turning North Fork institution Martha Clara Vineyards into a sumptuous wine and food tasting event — just in time for your summer sipping pleasure! Attendees will have the chance to taste over 100 wines, sample artisanal foods, and nibble on light accompaniments, all while listening to music and relaxing in the vines. For tickets, visit here


The Carltun Cocktails & Food Festival 

June 24

Start your summer with over 100 cocktails paired with international cuisine and music. Come vote for the best Cocktail! The festival is a rain or shine event. For tickets, visit here


The Agave Festival 

July 13

The Agave Festival is a unique celebration of fine agave spirits and Mexican food and beer with live entertainment all day! Enjoy fresh made margaritas and sangria by Senor Taco Mexican Grill. Come join the crowd as they look to beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people drinking 1 Tequila Shot at the same time. Be part of the excitement. For tickets, visit here.


Famous Food Festival 

July 13-July 14

Head to  the Deer Park Tanger Outlets in Long Island, NY for a family friendly food experience you won’t forget. Featuring more than 60 food vendors, live music, a beer and wine garden, virtual reality gaming area, butterfly exhibit, VIP area, cigar and bourbon lounge and much more. For tickets, visit here


Long Island Maritime Museum Seafood Festival

August 24-August 25

The Long Island Maritime Museum’s annual seafood festival is one to not be missed. Stroll the museum grounds overlooking the Great South Bay while feasting on fresh oysters, clams and lobster rolls! When you need a break from the food, take part in arts and crafts, live music and a pirate show. For tickets, visit here


Long Island Oyster Fest 

September 14

Don't miss three hours of delicious oysters, cold beer, and music at this year's Long Beach Oyster Fest. For tickets, visit here