Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More than Charie Daniels Band at NYS Food Festival

If one goes strictly by the official publicity program touting Wednesday's New York State Food Festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, food is barely mentioned.

The emphasis is on the entertainment schedule, headlined by the iconic Charlie Daniels Band, scheduled to take the main stage at 7:45m p.m. after three other bands perform at the 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. festival.

That's nice, but for those of you who are more interested in the "food" portion of a food festival, be assured there will be plenty, with emphasis on foods and beverages grown or made in the state. Nearly100 food vendors are signed ip to be on hand to serve an expected crowd of 15,000 people.

It is one of 14 free events that make up this year's Summer At the Plaza schedule.

Admission to the festival is free (parking information available online), but you're on  your own for food and drink purchases. Among the possibilities will be various produce and products at the 11 a.m. Empire State Plaza Farmers Market. The lunch and dinner menus are a smattering of international and domestic choices, including Greek, German, Italian, South American, Cuban, Lebanese, Jamaican, and Venezuelan  cuisine. And, of course, the modern American fusion favorites such as pizza, sliders, crepes and the like also will be for sale.

Ground rules: No alcoholic beverages other than those sold on site by authorized sellers, no coolers (defined as rigid insulated containers) or glass containers; no animals or pets (excludes ADA-defined service animals). All types of recording of the performance or presentation are  prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol.  State Police or security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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