Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

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Entrance – Market St, Saugerties NY 10 AM 9/28/08

On the last full weekend in September every year, tens of thousands of garlic lovers GATHER in Saugerties NY to celebrate all things GARLIC!

    From humble Shale Hill Farm beginnings when Pat Reppert invited a few friends  for an afternoon "end of the season herb sale and celebration of garlic", the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival grew into a two day, 55,000 visitors event of MAJOR proportions last year. This year, with gray skys and wet forecasts the attendance will be half that. Still, the food, garlic, music and good family fun will be the same – FANTASTIC! Here are some photos of this morning's  happenings:
                    Ed Leavitt – Ragtime Piano – wavying HELLO!

                               but good family fun!
                                        FINALLY – Blue Skies!!

        And the whole Town of Saugerties reeks of GARLIC yet another year!
I'm minding the Saugerties Area Chanber of Commerce booth this afternoon, then breaking it down, packing up Ed's electronic equipment and going home to finish packing for Sardinia. Have a GREAT WEEK, Everyone!!

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