Becky Manor, with the North Country Chamber of Commerce, poses with items that will be up for auction at the chamber’s annual Taste of the North Country event slated for Wednesday, Nov. 9. The event will once again be held at the Plattsburgh State Field House on Rugar Street.
Taste of the North Country is only two weeks away.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce’s annual event — which centers around displays and samples from local restaurants and vendors — will return to the Plattsburgh State Field House on Rugar Street Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Jody A. Parks, one of the organizers of the event, said Taste of the North Country is something more and more people attend each year.
“There’s definitely something for everybody at Taste of the North Country,” said Parks. “We’ve got many restaurants and vendors returning from last year and even some new ones.”
New vendors this year include Amazing Grace Vineyards in Chazy and Hid-In Pines Vineyards in Morrisonville, as well as Batters Up Bake Shop in Plattsburgh.
“We’ve also got Parker Family Maple Farm and Uno Chicago Grill,” said Parks, adding others have recently been added to the list.
Other participating businesses this year include American Legion Post 20, Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Butcher Block, Conroy’s Organics, Dame’s Discount Liquor and Wine Specialty Shop, DeLish by Irises, The Ground Round, Legends, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, McDonald’s, My Cup Tea Café & Tea Room, Ninety Nine Restaurant, Perkin’s Restaurant, Sam’s Club, Samuel D’s, and Walmart Supercenter.
The event will also include an auction with many modest items and several more “big-ticket” items, including a lamp from Schonbek Worldwide Lighting’s and a houseboat rental.
“We’ve never had that before,” said Parks.
“We have everything from Adirondack chairs to gift certificates to clothing — everything you can imagine,” she continued. “We even have overnight stays in hotels, golf packages and gift baskets from all over the place.”
Taste of the North Country is not only a fun event, said Parks, it’s one of the chamber’s most successful fundraisers. Money raised from Taste of the North Country helps the chamber of commerce with its continued efforts of promoting and marketing the region, said Parks, which is another reason to attend the event.
“It’s a great opportunity to support the chamber and our local businesses and have a wonderful evening at the same time,” said Parks.
Taste of the North Country will begin Nov. 9 with an auction preview at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction and tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. The main auction will be held from 7-7:30 p.m.
Admission for the event is $18, with tickets available at the door. Advance tickets are also on sale at the chamber of commerce for $12 prior to Wednesday, Nov. 2.
For more information about Taste of the North Country or to purchase tickets, contact the chamber of commerce at 563-1000 or visit their website at www.northcountrychamber.com.