Living in upstate New York, we can enjoy homegrown products from a number of farms, breweries, wineries and more. And, if you have a local food or beverage product, you might want to consider displaying it at the "Taste NY Harvest Fest 2014" at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Here's more about the event according to nysfair.org:

"2014 Taste NY Harvest Fest

Saturday, November 1st

1st Session: 11:00am–3:00pm ♦ 2nd Session: 4:00–8:00pm

Admission: $15 in advance and $20 at the door (valid for one session)

Horticulture Building - NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY

The Taste NY Harvest Fest is an annual event that allows companies to offer free samples of their products and sell those products directly to consumers. Last year, several thousand people came to sample products including wines and beers, cheeses, baked goods, dips, spreads, chutneys, pretzels, meats, and more.

Festival attendees pay a single price and receive (with proper identification) a complimentary glass that can be used for sampling wines, beers, liquors, and ciders. All vendors make free samples of their products available and can sell their products directly to consumers.

For more info about being a part of Harvest Fest as a participant or spectactor, visit nysfair.org/harvestfest/.

Companies interested in knowing more about Harvest Fest can call Geneanne Keegan-Smith at 315-487-7711 extension 1212. Information for exhibitors, including an application form, can be found at www.nysfair.org/harvestfest.

The Taste NY Harvest Fest will also feature free seminars on New York wines, beers, and ciders, conducted by experts from prominent New York beverage businesses."