A new year means a new full year of festivals and events right here in Central New York. The Little Falls Cheese Festival is going to be bringing the 3rd annual celebration in this list!

On Saturday, July 8th from 10 am to 5 pm, you can spend a day in Little Falls jam packed with great food, beverages, entertainment, and of course plenty of cheese with local artisan cheesemakers. The festival brings a lot of positive attention to the city and highlights their impact on the city's emerging cheese industry that dates back to the third quarter of the 19th century.

Little Falls Theater Company (LiFT) will also be having a performance this day in downtown Little Falls with 3 original plays written by resident Angela Harris. Angela is also working on a fourth play with LiFT's director Matt Powers.

Photo via Laura Powers of Think Local Little Falls
Photo via Laura Powers of Think Local Little Falls

22 vendors have already signed up for this event, half of which are cheesemakers. There are still vendor spaces available for those interested in being a part of this amazing event. The committee asks that the vendors are either cheesemakers or offer food/implements related to cheese. If you register your booth before March 18th, you can have it for a discounted rate of $50 for a 10x10 booth ($60 after that date). There are also opportunities for those who want to help with this event through sponsorship.

For more information about the event, sponsorship, or vendor spaces, visit www.littlefallscheesefestival.com or like ‘Little Falls Cheese Festival’ on Facebook.

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