“We outgrew that space very quickly,” she said, and she has spent the better part of the past year ensuring that this year#8217;s event will be the biggest and best.
“It’s not just a gluttonous day for people,” she said. “Our motto is ‘We eat, everybody eats.’ ”
From a beer garden to satisfy the 21+ crowd to a bevy of artisans peddling handmade wares for people to peruse between snacks, visitors #8211; who will pay a flat per-car parking fee and will gain free admission to the festival #8211; are welcome to come, eat and stay the day. With a Zombie laser maze, a photo booth, henna, face painting and bungee races, the festival is most certainly a place, said Ms. Wexler, for people to spend the day supporting the local food and farm scene while enjoying a beautiful day with friends.
She added that the event will offer an incentive for visitors who bring a nonperishable food item, making the festival part of a vital system within the community where the people take care of each other, adding an element of sustainability.
Kalon Farm, she said, is “beautiful and bucolic” and the new location has made it possible to obtain a one-day beer and wine license. Hillside Cellars, the wine-making arm at Kalon Farm, will provide a red and white wine at the festival’s beer garden with a free tasting for those not sure which they prefer. Admission to the beer garden cots $15 with proper ID and includes the tasting along with one glass of wine and one glass of beer.
“One thing we have asked of our food trucks is that they locally source whatever food they can,” she said, “so that all of the local farmers are supported as well.”