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The 2024 New York State of Mind Weekend runs August 9th to 13th at New York Kitchen in Canandaigua, New York.

Why just visit New York when you can truly savor it? Whether you’re seeking a culinary adventure or simply looking for a memorable night out, the New York State of Mind weekend provides an unmatched experience highlighting New York’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.

New York State of Mind features a series of intimate and VIP foodie, wine, and craft beverage experiences, featuring renowned TV celebrity chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, master distillers, and more!

Imagine sipping a robust wine from the Finger Lakes while savoring fresh, locally-sourced dishes that capture the essence of New York’s diverse culinary scene. And it’s not just about the food and drinks—it’s about the vibrant atmosphere, the bustling energy, and the undeniable charm that only New York can offer.

Explore New York State of Mind Weekend sponsorship opportunities here, and reach out to alyssa.belasco@nykitchen.com with any questions.


New York State of Mind Special Events


BBQ & Blues in the Gardens

Friday, August 9 at New York Kitchen

It’s the party before the party! Stop by New York Kitchen before heading to CMAC for the Little River Band to enjoy lip-smacking barbecue and live music from Big Blue House in our gardens.

Open to the public


Finger Lakes Farmhouse Wine Dinner with Celebrity Chef Nancy Fuller

Saturday, August 10 at The Lake House Event Barn

Chef Nancy Fuller has taken the nation by storm, hosting her popular Food Network show, Farmhouse Rules, sharing her twists on traditional recipes, Join Nancy Fuller for an exclusive five-course Finger Lakes Farmhouse Wine Dinner at the award-winning Lake House on Canandaigua resort, featuring Nancy’s favorite recipes from her bestselling cookbook, brought to life by Lake House Executive Chef Garrette Gray and his incredible culinary team. Each course will be perfectly paired with a stunning selection of Finger Lakes wines and introduced by their exceptional winemakers, with a portion of each ticket purchased supporting New York Kitchen’s culinary and craft beverage education programs.


Battle of the Bourbons: Distiller vs. Distiller

Sunday, August 11 at New York Kitchen

Join us as some of the best bourbon producers from New York State, including Black Button Distilling, Iron Smoke Distillery, and McKenzie bourbon crafted at Finger Lakes Distilling, go head to head against a panel of judges, including Food Network judge, Nancy Fuller, to determine the crowd favorite!


Junior Chef Baking Championship

Monday, August 12 at New York Kitchen

Join us for a Food Network Style Baking Championship! Come learn delicious recipes and enjoy the fun experience of presenting your bake to Chef Nancy and our panel of judges – parents and guardians may return at 2pm to experience the exciting finale!

This one-day minicamp is intended for aspiring chefs ages 12-18


The 12th Annual Garden Party

Tuesday, August 13 at New York Kitchen

Join New York Kitchen and honorary chair, Food Network star & celebrity chef, Nancy Fuller, for our signature fundraiser, an evening of community and camaraderie as we celebrate the friends and partners who continually drive our mission forward. Enjoy local farm-to-table fare, award-winning FLX wines and regional craft beverages, music, experiences, & more!


Weekend events include specially curated and themed classes also taking place throughout the
weekend in our Wine Spectator Theater and Hands-On Kitchen spaces. So, travel down to Canandaigua Lake to get into a New York state of mind. Come eat, drink, and delight in the finest produce and products grown right here in New York State!


New York State of Mind Weekend Full Event List

Events Calendar

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Flight School: New Zealand

3 events,

Risotto Workshop 7/7

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Center for Youth Community Camp

2 events,

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Korean Barbeque 7/14

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Thai Favorites 7/20

3 events,

Pasta Workshop 7/21

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Diving into Tequila

3 events,

Hors d’Oeuvres 7/25

2 events,

Wine for Normals

4 events,

Featured

Cornhole Tournament

3 events,

Knife Skills 7/28

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Private Cooking Class

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