Chautauqua Institution Food Festival
Sunday 20th Aug, 2017 → Friday 25th Aug, 2017

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY
Cost: $75/Festival l $7/Day Pass
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A weeklong food, craft beverage and entertainment festival in Bestor Plaza featuring renowned speakers from the culinary world as well as a daily roster of food- and drink-themed events, from cooking demonstrations and competitions to interactive experiences and tastings prepared by the best regional restaurants, farms, wineries and breweries.

• Family-friendly barbecue (on Sunday, Aug. 20 -- free admission day!)
• Chef challenges and live cooking experiences
• First-ever “Taste of Chautauqua”
• How-to demonstrations by skilled food artisans
• Wine & cheese tastings from across the region with interactive demonstrations
• Larkinville Food Truck Pop-up
• Beachside clam BBQ with beer garden at Miller Park
• Red wine and s’mores with a view from the Athenaeum porch
• Daily activities for kids and adults
• Chef Series dinners with pairings at the Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution

• Daily bands in Bestor Plaza
• Jacques Pépin, master chef (Amp)
• An Evening with Chris Botti (Amp)
• Michael Ruhlman & Ann Patchett (Amp)
• Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus 
• Irene Rodríguez Compañía (Amp)
• Marion Nestle (Amp)
• The Joey Alexander Trio (Amp)
• Bryant Terry, chef, author of Afro-Vegan
• The Texas Tenors (Amp)
• And more to be announced!

(excludes Amphitheater events)
Food Festival Day Pass, 7:00am - midnight: $17
Food Festival Only Pass, 7:00am - midnight, Aug. 21-25: $75

Kids 12 and under are always free at Chautauqua. 

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