If there’s one thing everyone knows about a New Yorker, it’s that we loooooove our bagels–and as it turns out, we even have a two-day festival dedicated to this round and doughy piece of heaven, and it’s returning to Brooklyn next weekend!
That’s right, mark your calendars because the 3rd annual Brooklyn BagelFest is heading to City Point in Downtown Brooklyn next Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, bringing New Yorkers 15 bagel shops and 13 bagel-related food & beverage vendors to enjoy all weekend long.
Last year’s BagelFest attracted over 1,600 attendees who munched on bagels and watched PopUp Bagels get presented the “Best Bagel” award, and this year they’ll defend their crown against both returning and new bagel vendors, including Utopia Bagels, Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys, and international up-and-comer Rhodo Bagels from Portugal.
Festival goers will also get the opportunity to enjoy bagel-themed seminars and entertainment, life-sized bagel-themed yard games, a photo booth, and the chance to vote for their favorite bagel!
“Bagels are as iconic a NYC food as anything, and Brooklyn is excited to host this year’s BagelFest at City Point,” said Randy Peers, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and one of this year’s judges. “Food tells a story about a place and its people–for decades, bagels have been an important part of the NYC foodie culture and small
business story. It’s about time we celebrate them!”
The festival will run from 9:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. Tickets can be purchased here and include both general admission tickets which are good for one of three sessions (9:30-11:30a.m., 12-2p.m., or 2:30-4:30p.m.) and VIP tickets which get you entrance to any session throughout the weekend, two drink tickets, and a special gift bag from BagelFest’s sponsors.
For more info and to see the full lineup of food vendors, visit their website here.