Taste of Local Food Festival to be held Sept 15

ELIZABETHTOWN--As a kick-off to Adirondack Harvest Week, the Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting A Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00am – 2:30pm. Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists are invited to showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other prepared items featuring local foods. A variety of small portions of selected food are to be served at the Food Festival. The event is open free to the public with tickets to be sold and used to pay for the tastings.

The event will include an Apple Dessert Contest, which will be judged by a committee of local residents experienced in the preparation and appreciation of fine foods. All desserts are welcome: pastries, cakes, puddings, cookies, pies and more. The only requirement is that real apples, preferably local apples, are used in the creation of the dessert. There are three categories of entrants, with a limit of one entry per person. Categories are: child to age 12, youth age 12 – 18, and adult 18 and over.

People should bring their desserts to the Festival by 11:00am on Saturday, September 15. Entries should be protected and enclosed in a cooler or other secure container. All contest participants are welcome to sell their recipes to the public for $1.00. 

The Museum also is free and open to the public displaying the award winning Worked/Wild exhibition, the Raging River Exhibit, the new Cabin by the Creek exhibit and an updated Adirondack Fire Tower exhibit. Mountain Lake PBS and Adirondack Harvest documentary Small Farm Rising is being shown in the Worked/Wild exhibition room. Adirondack Harvest and other exhibitors offer information about local food growers, food preservation and canning, community gardens, and garden resources. Balloons, music and other fun activities are available for families to enjoy.

The festival is presented in memory of Elizabeth HW Lawrence in honor of her enthusiasm for food. A Taste of Local is presented in partnership with Adirondack Harvest, Adirondack Community Action Program (ACAP), the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce.

The museum is located at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information contact us at 518-873-6466 or echs@adkhistorycenter.org.