The Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival sponsored by Adirondack Harvest, The Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative, The Fallen Arch and the Town of Keene will be held at Marcy Field in the town of Keene from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.
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 below.
All entries in the biggest rutabaga contest must be registered by 10 a.m. The High Peaks Hula Hoop Championship will start at 10:30 a.m.
Chefs from Simply Gourmet, the Adirondack Cafe, Greenpoint Foods, Baxter Mountain Tavern, Generations, the Bicentennial Chef, DaCy Meadow Farm, Paul Smiths College, Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge and more 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.
New this year: live music by local Folk band “The GreenBeans” and entertainment by Penelope the Clown. Ongoing events include a Rutabaga Fetch open to friendly and talented dogs, children’s games, 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.
For more information visit www.adirondackharvest.com or call 962-4810 x404.