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While the end of summer brings sadness to some for the loss of long, hot, carefree days, for others, it is the beginning of food festival season. Take a look at what’s happening.

Oct. 9-12: Indentita Golose, Eataly (@EatalyNY). Do you love Italian food? This is the place for you to learn and eat. The fifth annual event brings together 14 of Italy’s and New York’s most celebrated culinary chefs for a series of seminars ($125 per person) and two five-course dinners ($190 per person), with a portion of the proceeds going to the Food Bank (@FoodBank4NYC). Visit www.eataly.com/nyc-identita-golose-2014 for more details and tickets.

Oct. 16-19: Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival (@NYCWFF), various locations. In its sixth year, this food festival is bringing back all of our favorite events, chefs and personalities while raising the bar with intriguing talks, modern cooking and, of course, more food to eat. There are still tickets available at www.nycwff.org. Don’t miss out!

Oct. 18-19: Oyster Festival, Oyster Bay, Long Island. Get those New York-raised oysters in your mouth at this admission free festival! Visit www.theoysterfestival.org for more details.

Oct. 29-Nov. 2: New York City Food Film Festival (@FoodFilmFest), various locations. Stop eating in the din of a flickering screen by yourself! Join hundreds of others as they taste what they see on the screen. Go to www.thefoodfilmfestival.com for details and tickets.

If you didn’t know, now you know! #NoExcuses.