Once again for the 29th year the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Taste of New Paltz on September 15th from 11 am to 5 pm. The one day food, fun and drink festival will be held in it's annual location the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz. I have attended and even help organize this event in the past and can state categorically that it is a wonderful celebration with the spotlight on some of the best food and drink the Hudson Valley and New Paltz area has to offer.

Local shops, producers, and restaurant bring their best to this great outdoor event. Wineries and local craft beer masters also take advantage of this Sunday afternoon tradition to bring out their tastiest beverages for you to enjoy. Food trucks, business and farm markets are also part of the experience. Their is family fun and entertainment including face painting, arts and crafts. They even have a Dr. Seuss themed kids area.

If you are a business and would like to know more about being a vendor at the Taste of New Paltz follow the link below for an application. Categories include the Business Expo, Country Store Expo, Craft Expo, Farm Market, Food Trucks, Food Establishments, Health & Wellness Expo, Kids Expo, Outdoor Expo, Vintage RV Expo plus wine and distilleries.

At the Taste attendees can purchase tickets for tastes ranging from $3 to $5. They are also encouraged to participate in the "Best of the Taste" competition. Discounted  advance tickets for admission to the Taste of New Paltz will be available starting in August. To find out more or to ask questions please call 845-255-0243 or email info@newpaltzchamber.org.