Cauliflower Festival cancelled

The Ninth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival which was to have been held Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Village Park, Margaretville has been cancelled.

“Our community is recovering from catastrophic flooding. Clearly this is not the time to host a festival,” explained Carol O’Beirne, Director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce which sponsors the popular annual event.

“Damage to the Freshtown supermarket which is a major friend of the festival, and to the municipal parking lot and area roads and streets, contributed to our decision not to hold it this year. And with so many homeowners and businesspeople trying to get back on their feet, we just felt it wouldn’t be appropriate.”

O’Beirne thanked the artisans, vendors, entertainers and presenters who had planned to attend and the businesses that offered their support, including Coldwell/Banker Timberland Properties, MTC, Directive, Inc., Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Margaretville Liquor Store, the Sluiter Agency and NBT of Margaretville.

“We’ll be back in 2012 to celebrate this resilient community and Middletown’s agricultural heritage,” she added.



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