LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — The 15th annual Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at Canal Place.
The festival – whose motto is “Eat, stink and be merry!” – will feature over 80 vendors that will include garlic, garlic products, herbs and herbal products, local artists and more. Organizers said visitors can “enjoy delicious festival cuisine and live music.”
The festival’s website states that it is “uniquely local. The Mohawk Valley’s climate and soils are ideal for growing garlic and herbs, which is why we have so many local producers. Ours is a non-profit agricultural festival; we aim to provide information to area would-be farmers and gardeners pertaining to the benefits of growing these crops. We also support the local arts community by including local artisans and musicians in our festival – and by donating a portion of the proceeds to our outstanding Canal Place neighbor and local non-profit Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.”
The event will include performance by the Rusty Doves, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., of Utica. The band is described as a “progressive Americana band whose music is a mixture of early swing and jazz standards, bluegrass, folk and other genres for an energetic blend of sound. This two-piece combines mandolin and upright bass with vocal harmonies.”
From 2 to 5 p.m., Annie and the Hedonists, of Schenectady, will perform. The band is described as “having a great lead singer and tight harmonies covering an eclectic mix of acoustic, blues, vintage jazz and swing, plus folk roots Americana.”
A news release notes that “both bands are Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival favorites. Plenty of room for dancing in the park.”
There is a suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 for family groups. There is shuttle parking, free parking and handicapped parking. It is also a dog-friendly event.
For more information, go to the festival’s website at www.mvghf.com.