Agenda: 8/17 to 8/23

1. Hudson Valley Rib Festival, food festival featuring a championship cook-off, Friday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, New York. $5/person, children under 12 free (

2. Wines of Summer, a tour of Long Island wine country, including visits to three wineries and lunch, will be held on Saturday, August 20. $115/person (866.946.3268).

3. Second Annual New Jersey Tomato Festival, “tomato war,” tomato competitions, and other tomato-related activities, Sunday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront (856.384.8182).

4. Victorian Summer Beverages, the Montclair Historical Society will present a discussion by Judith Krall-Russo, tea and food historian, on beverages commonly served in Victorian times such as flower tea, root beer and ice tea, Sunday, August 21, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. $25/person, advance registration required (973.744.1796).


Summer Restaurant Week, three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax and gratuity additional) on weekdays at participating New York restaurants. The promotion continues through September 5.