After being postponed due to storm damage in the Keene region, the Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival, sponsored by Adirondack Harvest, the Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative, the Fallen Arch and the Town of Keene, has been rescheduled. It will be held at Marcy Field in the town of Keene from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The festivities begin with a Rutabaga 5K Run across flat terrain at 9 a.m. Runner registration begins at 8 a.m. or register online at Active.com or the Adirondack Harvest website.
Chefs will begin serving samples of their favorite rutabaga dishes at 11 a.m. Entrance to the food tent is $5 with a $15 maximum per family.
There will be music and ongoing events, including a Rutabaga Fetch open to friendly and talented dogs, children’s games, biggest rutabaga contest, hula hoop championship, displays and educational exhibits, and the coronation of the 2011 Rutabaga King and Queen. Running concurrently, the Keene Farmers Market will offer an array of fruits, meats, baked goods and vegetables.
Proceeds from this event will help to sustain Adirondack Harvest in its ongoing work to provide marketing and support for local farmers.
For more information, visit www.adirondackharvest.com or call 962-4810 x404.