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Taste of Local Food Festival next Saturday in Elizabethtown

September 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ELIZABETHTOWN - As a kickoff to Adirondack Harvest Week, the Adirondack History Center Museum will host the Taste of Local Food Festival, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists are invited to showcase 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. Admission is free to the public, with tickets sold to pay for the tastings.

An Apple Dessert Contest will be judged by a committee of local residents experienced in the preparation and appreciation of fine foods. All desserts are welcome. The only requirement is that real apples, preferably local apples, are used. There are three categories of entrants - child to age 12, youth age 12 18, and adult 18 and over - and a limit of one entry per person. People should bring their desserts to the festival by 11 a.m. Entries should be protected and enclosed in a cooler or other secure container. All contest participants are welcome to sell their desserts to the public for $1.

Balloons, music and other fun activities will be available for families to enjoy.

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

The museum is located at 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown. For more information, contact 518-873-6466 or

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