10th Annual Oyster Frenzy, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Grand Central Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan: Cooking demos and tastings of 16 different oysters, Professional Shucking Championships with a grand prize of $3,000 and a Slurp Off.
38th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival, Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn: Not just a food festival, it celebrates and benefits the local area. Food vendors, merchants, music and more.
All About Downtown Jersey City Street Festival, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Newark Ave., Downtown Jersey City, NJ: This festival celebrates the historic downtown area of Jersey City with street vendors, music and food trucks.
Le Taste of France Show in New York, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 54, Manhattan: The city’s first-ever festival dedicated to French food and culture. Chef Jacques Pepin will be in attendance, along with chefs from area French restaurants.
NYC Oktoberfest, Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Lexington Avenue from 42nd to 57th Streets, Manhattan: A free street fair celebrating German culture.