While New York City is known as a hub of international culture, New York State has a lot to offer any intrepid traveller who knows where to look. The state is composed of a myriad of geographies and cultures: from the metropolitan southeast to the Adirondacks in the northeast. The Catskill Mountains of the eastern portion meet the vast farmlands of the western, creating a varied and exciting geography. This cultural melting pot is reflected in the many exciting festivals in New York, as well. If you’re looking for good food and wine, world-class music, arts and crafts, or just a place to soak in the atmosphere, the Empire State has just the festival for you.
World’s Largest Garage Sale (held late September, Warrensburg)
The Warrensburg Garage Sale claims to be the world’s largest and once you see the miles of vendors, you won’t doubt their claim. If you only attend one of the New York Festivals, make this your stop. You’ll find crafts, exotic foods, antiques, vintage clothing, and virtually everything else, making this festival truly a bargain hunter’s dream.
The Governors Ball Music Festival (early June, New York City)
Gov Ball NYC launched in 2011 as a premier, three-day music festival featuring headlining performers from rock, hip-hop, electronica, Americana, indie, pop, and folk genres. Gov Ball is one of New York's most popular festivals and the most highly attended of the many New York music Festivals.
New York City Wine & Food Festival (early October, New York City)
This wine and food festival is a four-day affair, encompassing events to tickle anyone’s fancy. The itinerary consists of intimate dinners, food and drink tastings, seminars on preparing and enjoying foods, brunches, and late-night parties, all produced by some of the world’s top chefs. The events offered range from family friendly to adults only, insuring fun for the whole family.