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Taste of Local Food Festival

September 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Taste of Local Food Festival
Sample local fare at the 2nd Annual Taste of Local Food Festival! (Credit: Adirondack History Center Musuem)

As the kick-off for Adirondack Harvest Week, the Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting the second annual Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, September 14 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.

Apple Dessert Contest

Can you create a winning dessert with local apples? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting an Apple Dessert Contest at its Taste of Local Food Festival. The contest 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 Museum by 11:00am on Saturday, September 14. Entries should be protected and enclosed in a cooler or other secure container. Each entry will be given an assigned number and will be judged on aroma, apple flavor, presentation and overall taste.

Explore Museum Exhibits

The Museum also is free and open to the public displaying The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War exhibit, the award winning Worked/Wild exhibition, and an updated Adirondack Fire Tower exhibit. Mountain Lake PBS and Adirondack Harvest documentary film Small Farm Rising is being shown in the Worked/Wild exhibition room.

Adirondack Harvest and other exhibitors are available to offer information about locally grown foods and resources. Music and stories of farm and food are presented by the Upstanders (Sandra Weber, David Hodges and guests).

A Taste of Local is presented in partnership with Adirondack Harvest 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


September 14, 2013
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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