Call for Cauliflower Festival vendors

MARGARETVILLE, Sept. 9, 2013 — The Tenth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 to 4 in the Village Park, Margaretville.

Space is still available for vendors, community organizations and artisans. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com to find forms, or call 845-586-3300 for information.

This free festival, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, celebrates farm, home and community with agricultural displays, kids activities, history and art exhibits, music and, of course, food, glorious food!

Bushels of cauliflower and other locally produced items will be for sale. Festival fare will range from cauliflower soup to pulled pork. Highlighting the entertainment offerings this year will be the popular Catskill Mountain Boys, and afternoon square dancing in the pavilion.

A Tractor Parade, showing off vintage and modern day tractors, will roll around festival grounds at 11:30.

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown’s History Tent will feature an exhibit on the cauliflower industry in the Catskills, which flourished in the first half of the 20th century, and will also showcase photos of farm life in the greater Middletown area.

The festival is supported by Coldwell/Banker Timberland Properties; MTC; Directive, Inc., HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, the Watershed Agricultural Council, Pure Catskills and Catskills Family Creameries.

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