Chamber Spotlights

The Rhinebeck Chamber hosts a unique array of signature events and initiatives to help our business community grow. For more information on any of these special experiences, kindly email the Chamber for details.
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Breakfasts/After Hours

A premier mainstay of the Rhinebeck Chamber is our frequent networking opportunities. Each month, we host a Business Breakfast and/or Business After Hours, open to members and non-members alike. These events are held at a member location (restaurant, office, gathering space, etc) and often sponsored, for a reasonable fee, by a fellow member for added exposure.

Photo: Cynthia DelConte

Bartender Wars

One of our most popular trademark events is Bartender Wars, held each Fall in Rhinebeck. This spirited and energetic event is a coming together of our finest mixologists competing for the best cocktail award – the coveted Silver Shaker. A non-alcoholic award is also given to the best virgin cocktail. Open to the public, you can  taste and sample, compare and contrast – and vote your favorite. This special event is a fundraiser for the Chamber, helping to support our various initiatives.

Photo: Maureen Gates

The Good Egg Award

Our most celebrated Rhinebeck Chamber affair is our annual Good Egg Award Celebration. The “good egg” award is presented to a local businessperson who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to work and live. It’s a time to honor our esteemed colleagues. Pictured here are our 2024 honoree, Carolyn Bernitt.

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Taste of Rhinebeck

Taste of Rhinebeck is an exquisite culinary crawl through the Village of Rhinebeck with samplings from our amazing eateries. Taste is a food festival, competition, and fundraiser! The event showcases over 25 restaurants, specialty food shops, and wine & liquor purveyors, featuring appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts. All event attendees will vote for their favorites in each category, and winners are announced the following day via various media outlets. All winners are presented with a Taste of Rhinebeck award plaque.

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Photo: Carolyn Bernitt

Music on Market

Music on Market is a feel-good celebration of live music in Rhinebeck.  Featuring local musicians weekends in the summer and early fall, you’ll enjoy some awesome sounds as you stroll and shop.  Situated on the center of Market Street (in the Rhinebeck Bank plaza), it’s an artistic centerpiece of the village.

photo of lights at Sinterklaas celebration

Photo: Maureen Gates

Holiday Lights

Our most beloved wonder is Rhinebeck’s famous holiday lights adorning the heart of the village each winter. The sparkle and elegance of these lights, in addition to our decorated village Christmas tree, is a sight to see for anyone visiting or living in Rhinebeck. And if you haven’t caught the annual Sinterklaas Festival each December, you are in for quite a treat.